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Gaels of laughter caused by mis-spelled road signs

TRANSPORT Scotland had to replace 17 Gaelic road signs in Argyll and the Highlands because a contractor failed to use a translation service.

According to a Freedom of Information request, the signs on the Great Glen Cycle Route from Fort William to Inverness cost £1,725 to be corrected.

One sign directed drivers to Baile an fhraoich amar – meaning ‘heather bath’ – when it meant to say Acarsaid Bhaile an Fhraoich – ‘Muirtown Basin’.

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