### No, but somewhat close

... unless they mean Australian dollars in which case it is true.

The [original article at earthtimes.org](https://web.archive.org/web/20080517112148/http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/149713.html) (archived) claims:

>GLASGOW, Scotland, Nov. 28 Scotland has replaced its airport signs proclaiming the country to be "the best small country in the world" with a new slogan: "Welcome to Scotland."
>The new slogan, which was revealed Tuesday after six months of development and $250,000 spent on the project, is also printed on the posters in Gaelic as "Failte gu Alba," The Times of London reported Wednesday.

Confusingly it is tagged with _US World News_ even though earthtimes.org is a British website.

According to articles from [BBC](http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/7114861.stm) and [Daily Record](https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/scotlands-new-125k-sloganwelcome-to-scotland-963528) from 2007, they spent £125,000 on the change. I could only find exchange rates from 2009, and 125,000 GBP would be [181,187 USD](https://www.x-rates.com/historical/?from=GBP&amount=125000&date=2009-01-01) or [257,050 AUD](https://www.x-rates.com/historical/?from=GBP&amount=125000&date=2009-01-01).

Note that this only covers the signs at the airports:

>A government spokesman said the £125,000 cost of the displays covered the new artwork, printing and installation.