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I could have done this for half the price :D

Passengers arriving at Scottish airports were never in any doubt that they were
arriving in “the best small country in the world†– because of the signs that were
erected telling them just that.

But this was the slogan of Jack McConnell, the previous First Minister, and it was
derided by Alex Salmond when he was elected First Minister in May. In the new
era of nationalism, the time seemed ripe for inspiring words that might evoke
romance and expectation as much as they promised modernity and brisk
efficiency.

Six months later – and after lavishing £125,000 on the initiative – the SNP
administration yesterday revealed its exciting new slogan: “Welcome to
Scotlandâ€. The phrase is also rendered on the posters as “Failte gu Alba†for
monoglot Gaels in transit. The copywriting component of the budget has not
been disclosed.

Set to run at six airports in Scotland, the greeting is accompanied by a series of
images of Scottish life. One shows a boy looking at an exhibit at Kelvingrove Art
Gallery and Museum in Glasgow. Another has a bald man in a raincoat wandering
along an Edinburgh close. A third offers a bird's eye view of Inverness. According
to backers of the campaign, these snap-shots create a vivid picture of national
life. But others are not so sure.

“It feels governmental, corporate and static,†said Anita Califano a senior
consultant with Wolff Olins, the company that created the controversial branding
for the 2012 London Olympics. “It all fails to convey the spirit of the place, the
emotion. If the purpose of branding is to create an emotional connection, they're
not doing that.â€

A poster designed for Aberdeen airport shows crashing waves, alongside the
caption: “Home of the world's largest commercial wave energy farm.†Christine
Gupta, of Gupta Communications, said: “This is about as boring as the nanny
state handouts about drink-driving or speed limits. Who comes for a wind energy
farm?â€

Another message, not apparently offered as a warning, has shoppers in
Glasgow's Buchanan Street, accompanied by the words: “Birthplace of the ATM
and Chip and Pinâ€.

The campaign, designed by the Leith Agency, will be adopted from St Andrew's
Day (on November 30).

At its launch at Glasgow airport, Linda Fabiani, the Scottish Culture Minister,
said: “The images celebrate the historic and modern-day successes that have
shaped our country. This is not about developing flashy slogans – it's much more
real that that. This is about showing what a modern, vibrant and sucessful
country Scotland is.â€www.timesonline.co.uk
 

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A poster designed for Aberdeen airport shows crashing waves, alongside the
caption: “Home of the world's largest commercial wave energy farm.â€

Solsk.....Why didnt you say :D :p
 

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Jazz 16 said:
A poster designed for Aberdeen airport shows crashing waves, alongside the
caption: “Home of the world's largest commercial wave energy farm.â€

Solsk.....Why didnt you say :D :p
I saw this on 'Have I Got News For You'....

Very funny program....

One for Newport in Wales near me says....

'Newport - Home of the Mole Wrench'.........

LMAO.........WTF :confused:

Anybody know any more funny ones :D
 

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Jazz 16 said:
A poster designed for Aberdeen airport shows crashing waves, alongside the
caption: “Home of the world's largest commercial wave energy farm.â€

Solsk.....Why didnt you say :D :p
I heard Solsk lived in/near A'deen and thought "eh... it might be worth the trip". Had I known the world's largest commercial wave energy farm was there I wouldn't have thought twice about going up!

STD - I hold you personally accountable for not telling me this. I will take it personally. :(
 

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PrinceZane said:
I heard Solsk lived in/near A'deen and thought "eh... it might be worth the trip". Had I known the world's largest commercial wave energy farm was there I wouldn't have thought twice about going up!

STD - I hold you personally accountable for not telling me this. I will take it personally. :(
Lmao Zane :D :D
Ahh that was funny
 

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PrinceZane said:
I heard Solsk lived in/near A'deen and thought "eh... it might be worth the trip". Had I known the world's largest commercial wave energy farm was there I wouldn't have thought twice about going up!

STD - I hold you personally accountable for not telling me this. I will take it personally. :(
lol i didnt even know we had that up here :D

I dont have a clue where in Aberdeen it is lol
 

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SolskjaertheLegend said:
lol i didnt even know we had that up here :D

I dont have a clue where in Aberdeen it is lol

Solsks life.......

home > forum > sleep > school > off licence > drinking with mates > home > forum > sleep > school > off licence > drinking with mates >

a continous cycle..........;)
 

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Keano4taoiseach said:
Solsks life.......

home > forum > sleep > school > off licence > drinking with mates > home > forum > sleep > school > off licence > drinking with mates >

a continous cycle..........;)
:eek: how did you know!?
 
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