Visit a twin­ning hit

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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

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