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"Welcome to Scotland - Fàilte gu Alba"

Unread post by *Alasdair* » Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:29 am

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/7114861.stm

The new Greeting at 6 Scottish Airports.

Report on other site:
Six months and $258,750 later, here's Scotland's new slogan

In Gaelic, it's "Failte gu Alba." Rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?

The Times of London reports today that Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond's administration spent 125,000 pounds -- about $258,750 -- and hired an ad agency to work for six months on the "exciting new slogan."

"Set to run at six airports in Scotland, the greeting is accompanied by a series of images of Scottish life," the Times reports. We hope those images are really nice for the money, because the English tr*nsl*t**n of the slogan is:

"WELCOME TO SCOTLAND."
It is nice to see Gaelic being acknowledged and appreciated for once :)

What do you think? Should it have been "Ceud mìle fàilte!" instead?



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Unread post by neoni » Sun Dec 02, 2007 2:10 pm

"In Gaelic, it's "Failte gu Alba." Rolls off the tongue, doesn't it?"
cha bhiodh ach luchd-beurla cho àrdanach ri sin :roll: .

co-dhiù, tha mi an dòchas gun cum seo duine mar esan a-muigh alba, ma tha gàidhlig cho eagalach dhaibh - cur i air feadh an t-aite!

agus, rud èile nach eil mi a' tuigsinn. chan eil 125k ach sgillean ann am poileataigs no ann an sanasaich.

's math rinn iad, 's bochd gu bheil an t-art cho uabhasach. :D

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Unread post by Coinneach Cìr » Sun Dec 02, 2007 5:56 pm

Tha e math gu bheil Gàidhlig idir ann.
It's good Gaelic's present at all.
neoni wrote:cha bhiodh ach luchd na beurla cho àrdanach ri sin :roll:
Cha bhiodh.

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