April 25 2018
Members of Falkirk District Twinning Association (FDTA) were delighted to welcome 6 students and their Teacher from The English Class from our twin town of Créteil, near Paris. They were given a warm welcome to Falkirk by Cllr Laura Murtagh at Municipal Buildings, Falkirk.
In Falkirk to meet twinning members, improve their language skills and go sight seeing around Falkirk and further afield, a busy programme was planned which met these requirements.
A day of sightseeing and shopping was enjoyed in Edinburgh which was seen at its best in full sunshine and blue skies. Many parcels later, the day was completed with an evening meal at a Chinese restaurant.
A highlight had to be a visit to New Lanark World Heritage Site accompanied by FDTA members. The site is a unique 18th century mill village which recreates a working mill, millworkers’ houses, a school, roof garden and so much more.
The group visited the iconic Kelpies followed by a visit to the historic Callendar House.
Staying centrally at Cladhan Hotel the group was able shop locally in Falkirk Town Centre and it's no surprise that some brought with them an extra suitcase!
Clearly this was a successful visit with new friendships made and existing friendships strengthened. This is the power of twinning!