Linlithgow Travel Guide
We're betting you haven't hit the Scottish town of Linlithgow yet on your treks around the world. They'll admit they have never been a tourist mecca, but that's all about to change with the establishment of a memorial honoring the (fictional) birthplace of Montgomery Scott, aka the guy who gets asked "Beam me up, Scotty."
With official confirmation from the original Star Trek author that Scotty will be born on June 28, 2222 in Linlithgow, the town's got the go ahead from its local (believe it or not) Enterprise Committee to establish the memorial. The display will include Scotty's original costume, some personal items donated by the late Scotty actor James Doohan's family, and even a scale model of the spaceship.
So if you need to be beamed up or just want to take the controls of the Starship Enterprise, Linlithgow is the place for you. The nice thing is they're not even ashamed to say that they're doing it all just to create some niche tourism. The other nice thing is we're not going to end this with some "beam me up" joke.
· Memorial to Star Trek's Scotty [Linlithgow Journal]
· Scotty Beamed Into Future Birthplace [Scotsman]