Why Mr. Scott is Scottish

During the Victorian era, Scotland produced the best engineers in the world. It became routine for British ships to have a Scottish engineer on board. Star Trek’s Scottish engineer Montgomery Scott reflects this tradition.

Source: Victorian Britain

6 thoughts on “Why Mr. Scott is Scottish

  1. I knew that, and I knew it when the series was first on TV. It was one of many the things that impressed me about it. (There were also a number of things about it made me roll my eyes to heaven, but I still loved it.)

  2. As well as British Ships having Scottish engineers, they had (and still have) navigation lights (red port, green starboard- and a few extras on aeroplanes). I can see why the Scottish engineer tradition carried onto USS Enterprise, but why did the navigation lights idea carry onto a vessel that travels faster than the speed of light?

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