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The Scottish town of Linlithgow is building a memorial to its most famous, albeit fictional, resident. For Linlithgow is the birthplace of Montgomery Scott, more usually known as "Scotty", the Star Trek engineer.

The exhibition will showcase actor James Doohan's original costume, various personal items his family has donated, and a scale model of the original USS Enterprise NCC-1701.

Delightfully, the £10,000 project was approved by the town's "enterprise" committee, Ananova reports.

Committee convenor Coun Willie Dunn said Dorothy C Fontana, a writer of many Star Trek episodes, had confirmed that Linlithgow was Scotty's birthplace, before adding that the exhibition had also been cleared with actor Doohan's family.

"Following James Doohan's death, we contacted his family and they are supporting our plans for a Star Trek exhibition at Linlithgow," Dunn said. "It will be staged in Annet House Museum, which highlights the history of Linlithgow. Now it will also look into the future with our Star Trek display area."

And thus another stop was added to the trekkie tourist trail. ®

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