His complexion is so unblemished that, like Elijah Wood in the Lord of the Rings films, he appears to have had his face covered with a thin layer of plastic film.I have now found a more felicitous description from Kirk Elder, Senior Citizen from Peebles. He describes him as:
a young man with the complexion of a well-skelped orphan.Talking of Peebles, let me pay a belated tribute to the late Ronnie Barker.
I remember a Two Ronnies news item from the 1970s. "Following boundary changes, David Steel's constituency will now be known as Roxburgh and Selkirk. He is said to be very sad at losing his Peebles."