LAND’S END management has defended a decision to remove Cornish from the top of the entrance to the site after a barrage of criticism from Cornish language groups.
Up until a month ago, the top of the main entrance used to carry both the English and Cornish names for England’s most westerly point, reading ‘Land’s End: Penn An Wlas.’
Instead, following changes, Cornish has been lowered to a sign welcoming tourists in a variety of languages, elsewhere on the entrance.
David Bryans, general manager at Land’s End, said the decision was part of ongoing investment and nothing to do with the Olympic Torch Relay.
He said: “Land’s End is an international tourist attraction and we have a multicultural ethos. In keeping with that, we have tried to make the entrance as welcoming as possible to as many people as possible.
“Feedback from visitors, particularly those from abroad, had indicated that the previous sign was confusing.
“As visitors will see, our welcome in Cornish is now displayed prominently and proudly at the entrance alongside international languages such as German, Spanish and Italian.”
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