Colin’s word is his Bond at Bo’ness motor museum

BO'NESS. Bo'ness Motor Museum, proprietor Colin Anderson and Saint's Jaguar XJS
BO'NESS. Bo'ness Motor Museum, proprietor Colin Anderson and Saint's Jaguar XJS

A top-rated Bo’ness tourist attraction is to throw open its doors to Journal and Gazette readers for two days.

Admission will be free to Bo’ness Motor Museum over the weekend of June 28 and 29 making this year’s Bo’ness Children’s Fair Festival more fun than ever.

The open weekend is in celebration of the Scottish Tourist Board four-star rated James Bond-themed motor museum’s 10th birthday.

Housed in the former Bo’ness Snooker Centre in Bridgeness Road, the motor museum was conceived and brought to fruition by local businessman Colin Anderson - a self-confessed massive fan of the James Bond movies.

Bond vehicles and memorabilia have always been central to the success of Bo’ness Motor Museum - which now houses almost 30 vehicles and literally thousands of pieces of motoring memorabilia.

And the latest eye-catching addition to the collection is the stunning Jaguar XJS which starred in another top-rated British crimebusting series alongside heart-throb actor Iain Ogilvie in ‘‘The 
Return of the Saint’’.

Said Colin Anderson: ‘‘We’re delighted to be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the opening of the Motor Museum.

‘‘It’s been a popular attraction since it opened and I’m delighted to offer free admission to local residents and Journal and Gazette readers to celebrate this milestone birthday.

‘‘We’ll throw open the doors from 10 am and admission will be free all day on both days with last admissions at 4pm.

‘‘I hope it will prove popular with local people as it concides with this year’s children’s fair.’’

Please note that unaccompanied children will not be admitted.