Glasgow offers warm welcome to aliens
Civic leaders in Glasgow say aliens would receive a "warm and peaceful welcome" if they were to visit the city.
They say they would draw upon internationally established protocol in the event of the arrival of extraterrestrial beings.
The revelations emerged as Glasgow City Council disclosed one of its more unusual Freedom of Information requests, reports The Scotsman.
A member of the public 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."
Dr Kenneth Meechan, head of information, said the city would refer to international agreements such as the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 and protocols established by the STEI Committee of the International Academy of Austronautics.
"We note that Glasgow covers around 0.008% of the world's population and 0.00003% of the total surface of the earth/0.00012% of the land area," Dr Meechan said.
"On a purely statistical basis, we therefore consider it unlikely that aliens, should they land on earth in the next five years, will initially land in Glasgow.
"Glasgow is of course a vibrant and exciting city for visitors and has been awarded any number of accolades by national and international travel guides.
"We are sure that any (non-hostile) alien visitors would want to include Glasgow in their list of places to visit, and we can assure them of a warm and peaceful welcome."
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what do you think?
Peaceful welcome so long as its not a Saturday night :-)
LOL it would be great to see a load of bladdered aliens in Glasgow on a Saturday night singing "I belong to Glasgow"
I'm Glaswegian Valerie and I doubt anyone woulld notic!. I have great memories of staggering up Sauchiehall St every weekend.
aye, gie 'em a Glasgae Kiss....
I thought they were aliens up in glasgow.lol
If the aliens arrived unexpectedly, the locals would be so overexcited that it could easily lead to premature ejoculation.
You can always tell what type of person that votes for their own jokes.because theirs only ever one thumb up .thats really sa.
Damn it Shaun now you have exposed my little scam.
Pick a windae, yer leavin!
Possibly, but depends on the ngiht of their arrival. Monday, fine, we'll have a blast during the week. Saturday, we'll be serving Klingon Suppers for £6.50 in Sauchiehall Street by 1am.