Alarming News

November 29, 2007

Worth every penny

Or, not:

Scotland has replaced its airport signs proclaiming the country to be “the best small country in the world” with a new slogan: “Welcome to Scotland.”

The new slogan, which was revealed Tuesday after six months of development and $250,000 spent on the project, is also printed on the posters in Gaelic as “Failte gu Alba,” The Times of London reported Wednesday.

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Six months’ development. Six months. For “Welcome to Scotland.”
At least there wasn’t an Arabic translation.

Posted by: michael parker at November 29, 2007 at 9:16 am

don’t they use the english pound (sterling)?
If so.. I think $250,000 American is really only about 3 pounds nowadays.

Posted by: E5 at November 29, 2007 at 9:20 am

And here I thought that Scots were frugal.

Posted by: Hubbard at November 29, 2007 at 9:30 am

It’s hard to believe that this is the same place that produced David Hume and Adam Smith.

Posted by: Gerard at November 29, 2007 at 9:45 am

Ther reason for the change was to stop confusing Americans who don’t know Scotland is a country and think its somewhere in England :-)
Donald Trump is not welcome here though.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/north_east/7118105.stm

Posted by: Graeme at November 30, 2007 at 3:14 am
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