Odenwald children learn about Scottish culture

While in the Odenwald as entertainers for the Burns Supper, Falkirk music teachers Susanne Bell and Gareth Lloyd were invited to two schools as part of a music project to teach children through music and song a little about Scottish culture. With Susanne playing accordion and tin whistle and Gareth on guitar, almost 60 childrenContinue reading “Odenwald children learn about Scottish culture”

Scottish Railway Preservation Society

Talk by Carl John, Scottish Railway Preservation Society and Management Development Board.  Association meeting – Tuesday 9 February 2016 Carl John, a working Councillor with West Lothian Council by day, revealed another side of his life which, from 1961 as a young ‘trainspotter taking numbers in a book”, he has matured into a fully-fledged geekContinue reading “Scottish Railway Preservation Society”

Falkirk Branch of Parkinson’s UK: links with the Odenwald

Because our friend Elfi in the Odenwald reads “The Falkirk Herald” she found out that Falkirk had a Parkinson’s Branch. When a group from the Odenwald Association visited in September, Elfi contacted Andy, the Chairman of the Association to ask him to bring back to Falkirk a gift from Parkinson’s in the Odenwald. The OdenwaldContinue reading “Falkirk Branch of Parkinson’s UK: links with the Odenwald”

Photographic exhibition from Odenwald

Photographs created by the Bad König Photographic club were exhibited in La Porte Precinct, Grangemouth. A group of members from the Odenwald Association and Falkirk Camera Club attended the opening which was officiated by Grangemouth Councillor Robert Spears and Mary Jane Armstrong from Falkirk Delivers, who gave support for obtaining access to the vacant shop.Continue reading “Photographic exhibition from Odenwald”

Dates for your diary

Here are some diary dates for the Odenwald Association for the 2015-16 season. October 13 – Open Evening Ocober 16-22 – Photographic Display in Grangemouth Shop, La Porte Precinct October 24 – 40 Anniversary CelebrationsDisplay of Promotion material, Community Hub, Howgate Falkirk 10 a.m.-4.00 p.m.Celebration Evening of Music, Song and Dance at St. Francis Xavier’sContinue reading “Dates for your diary”

Schottische Nacht in Erbach

Odenwald’s “Schottische Nacht” was held in Schloss Castle or Palace in Erbach in June 2015. The Jenkins Dancers and the Tonkerers band from Falkirk district entertained the crowds. The event was organised by Schottland Vereinigung – the Scottish association for the Odenwald area and our twinning partners in Germany. Pictures from the event are postedContinue reading “Schottische Nacht in Erbach”

Schottland Vereinigung visit

A group of nine representatives of the Odenwald Association’s sister twinning organisation in Germany, the Schottland Vereinigung arrived on Friday, July 25, 2014. They were 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 followingContinue reading “Schottland Vereinigung visit”