Welcome to Glasgow, occupants of interplanetary craft!

Does this apply to all foreigners?

Aliens would receive a ‘warm and peaceful’ welcome from Glasgow | STV.

If aliens were to land in Glasgow they would receive a “warm and peaceful” welcome from the local council.

However, Glasgow City Council believe it is unlikely any extraterrestrial lifeform would chose the city as their first point of contact on earth.

The local authority laid out its plans in response to a Freedom of Information request from a member of the public.

They had been asked: “As mankind continues to advance and head out into the stars we are undoubtedly going to attract the attention of whatever lifeforms are out there. I’m curious to know what provisions have been put in place for our inevitable encounter.”

The response, from Dr Kenneth Meechan, admitted the council had not laid out concrete plans for alien contact.

Ah, so they are ILL PREPARED! This is concerning. I do like that they seem to have put quite an effort into this reply. Good on them having fun with it. But, come on, every municipality should have a plan for alien invasion. They should get on that.

I’d love to visit! Why not aliens?

alien

Hey. What’s up? Where’s the pub?

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  8 comments for “Welcome to Glasgow, occupants of interplanetary craft!

  1. February 11, 2013 at 9:10 PM

    I’ve got the answer for them. Laphroaig.

    • February 11, 2013 at 9:37 PM

      That might kill them outright.

    • Mike Bok
      February 12, 2013 at 11:35 AM

      Well, time to buy an alien suit and wander around in your back yard. Remember, my space metabolism can only be sated by copious amounts of your delicious human smoke water.

    • garethl
      February 12, 2013 at 3:31 PM

      Oh my god that’s truly barbaric.

  2. spookyparadigm
    February 11, 2013 at 10:02 PM

    It may be related to this. Scotland has the highest density of UFO sightings per capita. It also, IIRC, has a very high density of airports, including military.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/2061393.stm

    you may find this approach interesting

    http://www.scotland.org/features/scotland-and-space

  3. RDW
    February 11, 2013 at 11:03 PM

    It reminds me of a Monty Python skit where a giant blancmange arrives to try to win Wimbledon.

  4. Dougie
    February 12, 2013 at 8:25 AM

    My uncle has had a farm overlooking one of the “UFO hotspots” in over 40 years he’s never seen anything out of the ordinary. The area is on the flight path of 2 major airports, plus there is the burn-off from a refinery off in the distance. He puts it down to Buckfast, I tend to agree :)

  5. Peebs
    February 12, 2013 at 3:36 PM

    I’m sure they’ll be more than welcome.
    Just as long as they don’t wander into a Glasgow pub and have an English accent!

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