Thursday, July 21, 2005

Should Council Honour Future Son's Trek?

James Doohan who played Montgomery Scott is Star Trek has died at the age of 85. Now there are calls for West Lothian Council to honour the most famous still to be born son of Linlithgow.

Scotty is due to be born in Linlithgow in 2222 (the age is extrapolated by the age of the actors taken from the date they first appeared in the Star Trek Universe). During the series his parents still live in the town which is also the birthplace of Mary Queen of Scots, hopefully voting Liberal Democrat and for my successors.

Livingston man Martin Sweeny has said "I think West Lothian could be missing out on a great opportunity if they don’t do something to mark the life of this well known and respected man.

"Done right, this could encourage tourism to West Lothian from places like Australia, the USA or even Rigel 5."

I await seeing the Federation Crest on a Blue plague somewhere in the old town. Maybe it would be more appropriate on the offices of the Linlithgow Gazette, which overlooks Linlithgow Cross, rather on the Burgh Halls or Palace.

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