Scots in stitches over sign warning litterers about “particular set of skills”


SCOTS have been left in stitches over a “Taken” style sign demanding people take their rubbish home – or face the wrath of the sign maker’s “particular set of skills”. 

Marie Maddin-Wells was travelling to a wedding at Eilean Donan in the Western Highlands when she spotted the sign on the A86 two weeks ago.

Having stopped at a small car park in Kinloch Laggan, Inverness-shire, Marie noticed the sign nailed to a fence. 

The sign styled after Liam Neeson's famous "Taken" speech
The sign was styled after a famous Liam Neeson monologue.                                                           (C) Marie Maddin-Wells

The note advises visitors to “take your rubbish with you” and follows the structure of Liam Neeson’s well-known speech from the film Taken.

It reads: “I don’t know who you are. I don’t know what you want. 

“If you are looking for a dustbin I can tell you I don’t have one. 

“But what I do have is a very particular set of skills; skills I have acquired over a very long career. 

“Skills that make me a nightmare for people like you. 

“If you take your rubbish with you now, that’ll be the end of it. 

“I will not look for you, I will not pursue you. 

“But if you don’t, I will look for you, and I will find you.” 

It finishes in smaller writing with “Smile you’re on CCTV”. 

Marie, 44, posted a picture of the hilarious sign on Facebook yesterday, with the caption: “Saw this sign while heading to Eilean Donan for a wedding, made me chuckle”. 

The post now has just under 2,000 likes and over 200 shares on social media.

The 4x4 centre where the Liam Neeson style sign was found.
The Liam Neeson style sign was seen outside a 4×4 centre on the A86.

Lorraine McIntosh said: “Let’s hope the litter gets ‘Taken’ home.”

Sheila Binks commented: “Didn’t realise Liam Neeson lived in the Highlands!” 

Wendy McDonald Maltman wrote: “Love this. Pity it should need to be put up in the first place – some people are just lazy ignorant sods.”

Charline Huddlestone Dixon added: “Brilliant, I love it.” 

Speaking today, Marie, from Arbroath, Angus, said: “I thought it was funny, it made me properly laugh out loud.

“And it made me look about for Liam Neeson hiding in the trees!”