August 31 2014
A group of 9 representatives of our sister twinning organisation in the Odenwald, The Schottland Vereinigung arrived on Friday 25 July to be met at Edinburgh airport by Association members who undertook the transfer to Powfoulis Hotel where they were welcomed by members and the programme for the visit discussed. On the following morning, the guests had a most enjoyable visit to Callendar House before being transported to Airth Highland Games and spent an enjoyable afternoon as guests of Airth Highland Games Committee and all that the games had to offer.
Sunday 27 July the group were hosted by members of the Odenwald Association and started their day at Falkirk's newest attraction, the 30 metre high Kelpies, the world's largest equine sculptures. Members then took their guests on visits ranging from The Forth Bridges to Inverary, meeting the individual interests of our visitors.
The group spent the next 5 days on a commercial tour of Royal Deeside, returning to the Powfoulis on Friday 1 August where members were hosted at dinner and heard stories of what had been an enjoyable trip to that historical area.
The following day the group travelled to Fife visiting Falkland, St. Andrews and Anstruther. There was great excitement for one young member who experienced the seaside for the first time! This was followed by an evening of Scottish entertainment and dancing with the programme provided entirely by Association members, musicians and singers 'Lads wi' Gear', 'Greg McCara' and performances by the Jenkins School of Highland Dancing. The group returned to the Odenwald the following day after spending time in Edinburgh.
The Odenwald Association wishes to thank Falkirk Council for its support of this visit and furthering the twinning partnership with the Odenwald area of Germany.