Doohan Family Will Attend Linlithgow TributeBy Michelle
September 11, 2007 - 9:05 PM
The family of James Doohan will visit Linlithgow for a tribute to the character of Montgomery Scott.
The BBC reported that Doohan's widow Wende and son Chris, along with other family members, will travel to Scotland to witness the unveiling of a commemorative plaque celebrating Doohan's life. The Annet House Museum, which hosts many of Doohan's personal collection of props and memorabilia, will host the event on Monday, September 17th.
Doohan, who died of complications from Alzheimer's, was born in Canada and fought in the Canadian military during World War II. But his character, "Scotty", is being treated as an honorary Scotsman whom several Star Trek experts have claimed will be born in Linlithgow.
"We are delighted to welcome the Doohan family to West Lothian for this special event," said Councillor Martyn Day. "James Doohan and his memorable Star Trek character, engineer Montgomery Scott, are known to millions all over the world, and it is fitting that a permanent memorial is erected in Linlithgow, Scotty's future birthplace."
Day expressed his appreciation of Wende and Chris's willingness to travel to support the exhibition. The city of Aberdeen has also attempted to claim Scotty for its own, based on a televised line about Scotty having been an "Aberdeen pub-crawler."
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