''Daavit' was first serialised in Gateway Magazine from 1912-13 and subsequently published. It ran to some four editions but has been out of print for a long time. In it, Leatham paints a portrait of a weel kent, pawky man of the North East; a man with a remarkable wit and sense of humour which Leatham successfully captures and conveys for the reader, recording 'Daavit' in all his Doric splendour.
Set around Peterhead in the late 1890's this is an interesting and at times surprising portrait of and tribute to, David Scott.
Leatham himself shines through in this work, revealing himself as editor, author and political activist.