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Jim Allan dies after short illness

Jim Allan, founder and owner of Jim Allan Motorcycles in Bathgate and Falkirk in Scotland, has died after a short illness. He was 79.

The funeral will take place at 12 noon on Friday, 6 February at West Lothian Crematorium, Cousland Wood, Starlaw Place, Off Starlaw Road, Livingston EH54 7FD.

Anyone wishing to turn up by bike to follow the funeral procession is asked to meet at the Bathgate shop at 11.15am.

Jim Allan Motorcycles first opened for business in 1975 with a shop in Bathgate. Initially trade was centred on the off-road market with franchises for Suzuki, Husqvarna and KTM.

Aberdonian Jim expanded the business with a shop in Falkirk opening in 1980 and began to concentrate on the road bike sector.

A full tribute will appear in the March issue of BDN.


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