Sean Connery’s ashes set to be scattered in St Andrews

Jason Connery was speaking as he was named patron of the Scottish Youth Film Foundation.

Sean Connery’s ashes are set to be scattered in St Andrews next summer, his son has revealed.

The Scottish acting legend – best known as the original James Bond – died at his home in the Bahamas in October aged 90.

Jason Connery told STV News the tourist hotspot in Fife was one of Sir Sean’s favourite places, adding that he was at his happiest on a golf course.

He said: “I have memories of St Andrews always being sunny. It wasn’t, but we had special times there.

“He was a member of the R&A (golf’s governing body in the UK) so I think probably that might be the place.

“It’s his birthday on the August 25 and we were thinking about doing it this year but I don’t think there’s any way. It’s all still too much up in the air.”

Speaking to STV News as he became a patron of the Scottish Youth Film Foundation, Jason said he’d been besieged by stories about his dad – a milkman in Edinburgh before getting his big screen break – since his death.

He said: “My father was my dad, but to many people he was this big superstar.

“So many people have stories of things he did that I never knew about – and those were really moving to me.

“He went to school with about five million people and he delivered milk to at least five million people.”

Jason Connery is the new patron of the Scottish Youth Film Foundation.STV News

The Scottish Youth Film Foundation charity aims to use the industry to improve young people’s lives and give them opportunities.

As well as appointing actor and director Jason as patron, Mad Max: Fury Road and The Fifth Element producer Iain Smith has joined as president.

Jason said: “The Scottish Youth Film Foundation is something I think has that possibility for kids to go ‘I can do that and I can tell my stories. I think I’m good and I think I’m good enough’.”

For 58-year-old Jason, also the son of actress Diane Cilento, film has always been in his DNA.

“I remember when I was younger and my parents would have a party,” he said.

“I would sit round the side of the door listening to them all telling their stories. I suppose in a way that was all influential for sure.”

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