Wigan chairman Whelan dismisses prospect of Rangers joining English League
But Whelan believes they would get short shrift if such an idea ever threatened to get off the ground.
"Scottish football is Scottish football, and they can't be coming down here to invade England," Whelan told the Wigan Evening Post.
"If the owner wants to buy into Bury then good luck to him.
"But they must always remain Bury Football Club - that's the way it's always been and that's the way it must stay."