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The Falkirk Council area is twinned with Créteil in France and Odenwald in Germany. Find out more about both areas, and how you can get involved in twinning, on this website.

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Robert Stirling

Odenwald Association members were saddened to hear of the passing of one of its long-standing members, Robert Stirling, before Christmas. Robert travelled to the Odenwald on many occasions to attend the Schottische Nacht and the Burns Supper events and was well known in the Odenwald.  Memories of Robert are of a larger than life character…

Visit from the German Consul

The German Consul, Dr. Andreas Zimmer, came over from Edinburgh to speak to us at our last meeting on 8th November. He told us about the work of the Consulate, and about his long and varied career which has included postings in Indonesia, Eritrea, Poland, New York and Atlanta, and in Berlin. We then spent…

Celebrating 40 years

The twinning partnership between Falkirk District and the French town of Créteil will celebrate its 40th anniversary next year (2023). Since the signing of the Twinning agreement in 1983, the strong relationship has enabled many individuals, groups and organisations both French and Scottish to experience and enjoy all that each of the towns has to…

Discover Créteil

Créteil is a large cosmopolitan town lying to the south of Paris, France. It is composed of the old part, known as Créteil Village with its traditional streets, shops and restaurants and the contrasting development of the ‘new town’ with its innovative architecture, variety of residential accommodation and interesting water features throughout.

Twinning may be enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities, by groups including educational, cultural, sporting and special needs organisations.

On this website you can find out about Falkirk district’s twin areas – Creteil and Odenwald – and how you can become a member of one or both of the local twinning associations. Both groups can give free help and advice to Scottish organisations trying to forge links with Germany and France. You’ll also find answers to frequently asked questions and the history of the local twinning associations.

There is something for everyone in twinning – and it’s fun!

Visit Odenwald

Odenwald is a quiet, mainly rural area in the south west of Germany and is promoted through the twinning organisation The Odenwald Association.

Falkirk District Twinning Association

(Promoting twinning with Creteil, France)

Contact: The Secretary, Falkirk District Twinning Association
Email: falkirktwinning@gmail.com

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Odenwald Association

(Promoting twinning with the Odenwald Region in Germany)

Contact: Anne Simms, the Odenwald Association
Email: falktwinfo@yahoo.co.uk

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