July 10 2017
On the final day of the visit by the delegation from Créteil, Falkirk Council Community Trust had organised an exciting programme of visits to several of Falkirk District's attractions. The group started off with a tour of the Mariner Sports Centre by the centre's manager Carol Whyte. When first built, the innovative centre led the way for leisure pools in Scotland. Carol also informed the group of the ambitious new plans for the refurbishment of the building and the creation of an amazing new soft play area.
A visit to Falkirk would not be complete without a visit to the Helix and the world-famous Kelpies. Following a delicious lunch in the new Helix visitor centre the group was treated to a guided tour of the Kelpies. Like all of us, our visitors were completely mesmerised by Duke and Baron and took lots of photographs.
The day continued with a visit to Callendar House where Geoff Bailey, Archaeologist and Keeper of local History took the group around the beautiful house and we all came away much more knowledgable about its history and the families who had lived there over the years. Romain and Noémie even had time to try on a Roman soldier's uniform in the Roman exhibition area!
After delicious tea and scones in Callendar House café, it was time to take the group to Edinburgh airport and say au revoir and bon voyage to our friends from Créteil. À la prochaine!
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