FORMULA One legend Sir Jackie Stewart will open the Jim Clark Museum later this month.

The ceremony will take place in Duns on Thursday, August 29.

And a number of special guests from the world of motorsport have been invited.

Doug Niven, cousin of Jim Clark and Jim Clark trustee said: “We are delighted that Sir Jackie, Honorary President of The Jim Clark Trust, is able to come to Duns to officially open the new museum. He has given the museum and this project great support and encouragement over many years, for which we are very grateful.

“Given Sir Jackie’s close personal relationship with Jim during their racing careers there’s no doubt that this will be a memorable and moving occasion for all those involved. Jim and Jackie have together helped inspire a generation of success for Scottish motorsport and we hope the new museum can inspire future generations for many years to come.”

The event will start at 12noon and to facilitate the official opening, the museum will be closed to the public until 3pm but will then be open into the evening.

The museum, operated by charity Live Borders, for the first time includes two of Jim Clark’s iconic race cars, a Lotus 25 and Lotus Cortina.

Displays include a celebration of his life from school days to farming and racing in all forms of motorsport, archive imagery, film footage, memorabilia, a gallery, interactive displays, simulator and shop. 

Andrew Tulloch, Live Borders’ assistant curator of the Jim Clark Motorsport Museum, said: “The feedback we’ve had from visitors to the new Jim Clark Motorsport Museum has been incredible and we look forward to welcoming Sir Jackie back again to see the new museum for the first time and see for himself the fantastic visitor experience this new facility offers.”