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End of road for Coulthard museum

Museum sign
The museum contains items from throughout Coulthard's racing career

A museum dedicated to former Formula One driver David Coulthard has been forced to close its doors.

The attraction - based in the racing star's home town of Twynholm - has been open for 12 years but has now fallen victim to a drop in visitor numbers.

The museum was run by devoted fan Wendy McKenzie who took over the venture from the Coulthard family in 2005.

However, she has confirmed she can no longer maintain the struggling business which has now shut.

The Dumfries and Galloway driver retired from the sport last year.

He had enjoyed 13 race victories over a 15-year career in Formula One.

Many items from his very first outings in the sport are stored at the museum.

It is also home to many of the cars from his Formula One career.

Ms McKenzie said it was with a "heavy heart" that she had reached the decision to stop running the museum.

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