Scots bicker over Scotty

Star Trek has a habit of turning ordinary people into trivia-spouting bickerers, but now four whole towns are getting into a nerd feud. The Scottish towns of Aberdeen, Linlithgow, Elgin, and Edinburgh are all claiming to be the birthplace of Montgomery "Scotty" Scott, the fictional chief engineer of the starship Enterprise on the original Star Trek series. The Canadian actor James Doohan, who played Scotty, recently passed away.

Trekkies in all four of the burgs attest to having proof to back up their claim. In one episode, Scotty describes himself to be an "Aberdeen pub crawler," but in an interview in the '70s, Doohan said Scotty was from Elgin, near Aberdeen. Each of the four towns has plans to erect a memorial for Scotty.

Whatever the outcome, this just proves there is no better way to honor someone's memory than with a fight.

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I say build statues in all four towns.
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Gotta go with what Doohan says. Warp speed to Elgin!!
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Good thing, Scotty wasn't born in Ireland!
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it's kind of cute. i think he would be happy to know it...
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Scotty was bern in Aberdeen, Laddie! Ev'rbody knews that! Ya could tel it 'n 'is voice!
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Duh??? Beyond amusing....
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lol, this is so funniest thing I've heard in a while.
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An excellent plan and I'm sure there will be package vacations that take in all four of the locations.
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This is ridiculous.
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Well, it does say that they're all planning to erect some sort of memorial to him, although who knwos if it's gonna be a statue or what.
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Um...I realize now that I misread the article and somehow thought they were going to erect a statue to him. That's why my comments seemed strange.
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Once in a while, a news story is so great that it makes me laugh every single time I see it. This is one of them.

Why don’t they spend the money and supplies on someone they know was born in their towns and who did more then wear a red jumpsuit and fixed things on a fictional spaceship?
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Why not just have a statue in each of the towns!? Just don't mention the word 'birth'!
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LOL This is too funny
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If James Doohan says Elgin, it must be Elgin!
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Of course this is all for a statue in th memory of a fictional character- who has yet to be born. Just happens that the Canadian who played him died.
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