Above: David Bowie in Glasgow 
David “Davie” Jones adopted the name “Bowie” in 1965 after the popular bowie knife, though said he thought of using the name “Tom Jones” at the time. According to his bio [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Bowie], he changed to “David Bowie” from Davie Jones because Davy Jones, star of Oliver! and television show The Monkees which began that year. In the ’60s, David played in establishments around Glasgow but it wasn’t until his 1970 appearance on Aberdeen’s Grampian Television [now STV North], that he played in the north of Scotland. On the occassion, he played along side Alex. Sutherland’s house band who had left his bandleader post at Elgin’s Two Red Shoes Ballroom a few years earlier.
A couple of years before making his appearance in Aberdeen, David was spending time at a Buddist Temple in Scotland where he had considered becoming a monk. A couple of years earlier, David was spending time at a Buddist Temple in Scotland where he had considered becoming a monk. http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/entertainment/music/music-news/david-bowie-back-new-album-7136949
David had an ongoing affinty for Scotland through his life and Scotland took a shining to him. It is not surprising that he enrolled his son Duncan [who went by “Joe”] to Gordounston http://www.gordonstoun.org.uk/ for his education. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/moslive/article-2024724/David-Bowies-son-Duncan-Jones-Ive-needed-use-fathers-name.html#ixzz3wvLYllVa