July 12 2016
Two students Denise and Saskia, from Beruflicheschule in the Odenwald were collected from the airport by members of the Odenwald Association and settled into their accommodation ready for their 3 weeks' work experience placements at Municipal Buildings, the Kelpies and Falkirk Library. Before starting work they were taken on a tour of the Trossachs by Christine and Joe. What a great start to their visit!
On Sunday, Walter and Anne took the two visiting German students out to St. Andrews for the day, making an unscheduled stop at Falkland due to a diversion. Despite the intermittent rain, we had a good time, looking at some of the older parts of the university, the castle, the abbey and the harbour, and one of the cafes that Wills and Kate used to frequent. We finished up on the ‘Chariots of Fire’ beach (the rain was pouring by this time) paddling in the sea and collecting shells.