Scotland likewise welcomes arrivals on the A7
, Fàilte gu Alba
Fáilte (Irish pronunciation: [ˈfɑːlʲtʲə]), Fàilte (Scottish Gaelic: [faːltʲə]), and Failt (Manx: [faːlʲtʃ]) is a word meaning "welcome".
This word appears in the Irish phrase céad míle fáilte (a hundred thousand welcomes) as well as the similar Scottish phrase ceud mìle fàilte and the Manx keead milley failt. It also occurs in the name of Fáilte Ireland and its predecessor organization, Bord Fáilte (Board of Welcome). Fáilte Towers, an RTÉ reality programme broadcast in Ireland in 2008, incorporates this word in its name as well.
The accent above the a is a diacritic known in Irish as the síneadh fada (literally, long stretching, as it lengthens the vowel; often called just the fada in English), and as the sràc (pronounced [s̪t̪ɾaːxk]) in Scottish Gaelic.