Carlisle council leader says it's time to ditch 'Great Border City' tag
Last updated at 12:16, Thursday, 31 May 2012
Carlisle should ditch its “dated Border City slogan”, say leading politicians.
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Shame this debate is degenerating into a blame the scots name-calling fest. Oh and it is SCOTS not SCOTCH!
Well said Richard Coates for the suggestion of "Gateway": Perhaps "The Great Border Gateway City" could be adopted? The use of the word "Gateway" has positive connotations and could also imply a forward-thinking, forward-looking city as well as all the factual "gateway" aspects of Carlisle; a gateway to The Lakes, The Borders, Hadrian's Wall, England, Scotland, The Solway Coast, The North Pennines...Anyway, there have been some good suggestions as to how Dr. Hendry might prioritise various issues and all of them, near unanimously would seem to (rightly) belittle the "knowledge city" slogan/brand. Dr. Hendry would do well to recognise the body of opinion on here and the view of the majority in the poll conducted on this site.Carlisle with the slogan "Knowledge" would fail to attract much needed tourist income from The Far East - Chinese, Taiwanese and Japanese would all flock to East Anglia!!!
why dont the "politicians" concentrate on cleaning up the city instead of messing with history. strange that its a scotsman advocating the change. Put it to the tax payers of carlisle ie a referendum, but they wont like the answer so will just fudge around as usual