Visit a twinning hit
A group from German twin town Schweinfurt were in Motherwell last week on a Burgerreise visit.
The visit of citizens was organised by the Friends of North Lanarkshire Twinning Association in Schweinfurt under the leadership of Uwe Walther and in association with the Friends of Schweinfurt Twinning Association in Motherwell. The group travelled by coach and ferry to Scotland with a tour of York on the journey.
The programme included visits to South Queensferry, Scone Palace, Queen’s View in Pitlochry, the Dalwhinnie Distillery, Aviemore, the Cairngorms National Park, Oban, Inveraray and Loch Lomond before travelling to Motherwell where they stayed at the Alona Hotel, Strathclyde Park.
While in Lanarkshire the group went on a visit to Edinburgh with guide Gordon Smith who is a member of North Lanarkshire’s twinning association; a tour of Lanarkshire including Chatelherault Country Park, Dalzell Park and New Lanark; and a tour of Glasgow with a visit to the City Chambers, Glasgow Cathedral and Peoples Palace. T
he group were also guests at a civic reception hosted by Depute Provost Tom Castles, and the visit ended with the traditional last night party hosted by the Friends of Schweinfurt twinning association when gifts were exchanged and everyone enjoyed some Scottish dancing.
Plans are already being made for a reciprocal visit.
Special visitors The group from Schweinfurt at the Alona Hotel with twinning association secretary Helen Russell and Valerie Craig, representing her father Alex who is chairman of the association