A MUSICAL based on the life of Jim Clark, arguably the Scottish Borders’ greatest every sportsman is set to world premiere next month in Duns.

Timed to coincide with the annual Jim Clark Rally, the musical will chart the amazing life story of the Berwickshire sheep farmer who, in 1963 and 1965, was the World Champion Formula 1 racing driver.

He also became the first non-American in 45 years to win the gruelling Indianapolis 500.

Jim Clark was a prodigious racing talent, gentle on his cars but relentless on his rivals, a phenomenally quick thinker at the wheel, capable, in a matter of seconds, of turning a looming high-speed disaster into a thrilling victory.

Some of his track records still hold today, 54 years after his death.

Written and performed by local artists Duns Players, ‘Jim Clark the Musical’ is a special tribute to the memory and legacy of one of Scotland’s greatest heroes.

The venue for the world premiere will be one of Jim’s old stamping grounds, the Volunteer Hall in Duns, the place where, on September 21st 1965, Clark was made an Honorary Burgess of Duns and the town’s first Freeman, which, he said, was one of his greatest honours.

'Jim Clark the Musical' will play from Thursday 26th May to Saturday 28th May at 7.30pm at the Volunteer Hall, Duns TD11 3AF.