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Last Updated: Monday, 10 September 2007, 15:55 GMT 16:55 UK
Scotty family beam up for tribute
James Doohan as Scotty
In the series, Scotty was born in Linlithgow
A special tribute will be unveiled to mark the life of Star Trek star James 'Scotty' Doohan in Linlithgow.

Mr Doohan's widow Wende and son Chris will join other family members to unveil a commemorative plaque to the late Star Trek legend.

The plaque will be located in Annet House Museum, High Street, Linlithgow, on Monday, 17 September, at 1100 BST.

The museum already hosts the James Doohan Memorial exhibition with personal memorabilia and props.

Councillor Martyn Day, executive member for Development and Transport, said: "We are delighted to welcome the Doohan family to West Lothian for this special event.

"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.

"James Doohan's widow Wende and son Chris have given their full support to the exhibition, and we are pleased they are making the trip over to unveil the commemorative plaque."

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