Thursday, April 01, 2010

Service with a SNARL at William Wallace Airport - The Scotsman

Great Huntigowk from the normally staid Scotsman newspaper. I went to University just behind the Wallace Monument. A nice spot. Not sure that the view would be that good, that often.
Ministers believe the complex, near Stirling, would give arriving visitors an unforgettable first view of Scotland, as planes swooped in over the Wallace Monument and Ochil Hills.
American tourists flying in from the west would also get a bird's-eye view of the site of the Battle of Bannockburn, where the English were defeated in 1314.
The SNP government plans to further maximise the patriotic potential of the development by naming the airport William Wallace International.
Ministers had considered calling it Sean Connery International, but dropped the idea because the film star's expatriate status might encourage more people to holiday abroad, rather than at home.
However, it is understood actor Mel Gibson has agreed to provide announcements for lifts in the terminal, which will include a welcome to "Braveheart country".
A new airport, equidistant from Scotland's two main cities, is seen as a better alternative to the current competition between Edinburgh and Glasgow airports. Officials are planning to push the sale of the two facilities and use the value of the land as seed funding for the construction of Wallace International.
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