Action man Vin Diesel is visiting abbeys in Scotland with his mother - to seek out locations for an upcoming personal project.

The Hollywood hardman has been scouting for locations for a secret new film - and decided to take his mum along as he travels round some of Scotland's most beautiful religious buildings, because she's got Scottish blood in her.

He says, "I love Scotland and I've been talking to the agency LOCATION SCOTLAND because there's an independent project I want to do up here.

"It is called the ABBEY PROJECT, it is self-funded in Scotland and located in an existing abbey.

"My mum and I are going to see the abbeys over the next couple of days. She's a SINCLAIR (a Scottish surname)."

06/11/2003 14:02