The Odenwald Association’s next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the Committee Suite, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk, FK1 5RS, when we will have a performance from the Falkirk Junior Gaelic Choir. There will be the usual refreshments and a fundraising raffle (donations of prizes welcome).
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Presentation on Falklands
The speakers at the Odenwald Association meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, were Association members Kathryn Grainger and Neil Clark. Invited to the Falkland Islands to provide live music and meet up with Neil’s pupils there who are learning to play bagpipes online, the trip proved to be an uplifting and moving experience, well worth theContinue reading “Presentation on Falklands”
Group to meet on November 13
The Odenwald Association will host its next meeting on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 7 p.m. in the Committee Suite, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk, FK1 5RS. Two of our members, Neil Clark and Kathryn Grainger, will be talking about their trip to the Falkland Islands. There will be the usual refreshments and a fundraising raffle (donationsContinue reading “Group to meet on November 13”
Open evening – October 10
The first meeting of the new session of the Odenwald Association will be an Open Evening in Room A, the Committee Suite, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk, FK1 5RS. It will be held on Wednesday, October 10, 2018, at 7 p.m. Please note change of day – the room was not available for the Tuesday. There willContinue reading “Open evening – October 10”
Gallery: 2018 visit to Odenwald
Anne Simms (with a little help from Myra Christie) reports on a successful trip to Falkirk’s twinned area in Germany. Five members of the OA, Andy and Myra Christie, Walter and myself, and Terry Hunter, flew to Frankfurt and were picked up from the airport by Detlef Kuhn, Deputy Chair of the Schottland Vereinigung. WeContinue reading “Gallery: 2018 visit to Odenwald”
Twinning conference report
A report of proceedings at the recent Twinning Conference is reproduced below. The conference was held in Municipal Buildings, Falkirk, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Attendees :- Odenwald Association (Falkirk area/Odenwald region, Germany) – Walter Simms (Chair), Gray Allan (Vice-Chair), Anne Simms (Secretary), Charles Tibbles – Treasurer), Andy Christie (former Chair), Isabella Allan, Lynda KennaContinue reading “Twinning conference report”
Odenwald’s Roman roots
The Odenwald area of Germany was once a Roman frontier – just like Falkirk district back in Scotland. You can visit a number of Roman sites around the Odenwald area, including a replica watch-tower, just outside the town of Erbach. Watch-towers like this would be part of the frontier system built by the Romans. YouContinue reading “Odenwald’s Roman roots”
Gallery: Visit from Fritsch family
It’s always lovely to welcome friends from the Odenwald and have the chance to repay some of the hospitality we’ve received on our visits over there – these photos are of the farewell dinner at the Hotel Cladhan and a visit to Falkirk Folk Club.
Conference for twinning groups
The Odenwald Association hosted a conference for local twinning groups in the Municipal Buildings, Falkirk on Wednesday, 22nd August, 2018. Representatives from six groups (including the OA) came together to discuss challenges and share strategies to improve recruitment, funding, and promotion. It was interesting to find out how each group operates, and very encouragingContinue reading “Conference for twinning groups”
Association at Airth Games 2018
Our Bottle Stall at the 147th Airth Highland Games was very successful, and our Vice Chair, Gray Allan, enjoyed his day as Chieftain of the Games. Thanks to everyone who helped on the Stall and at the Gates. The 2018 Games were held on July 28.
Gallery: Visit by Franziska Löw
Members and friends of the Odenwald Association met up with Franziska Löw and her family when they visited Falkirk in May 2018. Activities included a walk through the Union Canal tunnel and a visit to Callendar House.
Showing off Falkirk district
Odenwald Association members enjoy showing off the delights of Falkirk district to German visitors. Our pictures show locals with visitors from Schottland Vereinigung at the Falkirk Tunnel in 2018 and (bottom) exploring the great paths network here in Falkirk district in 2012. Want to get involved in twinning? Get in touch.
Visit to WEST Brewery
Odenwald Association members enjoyed a visit to the WEST Brewery in Glasgow on 8 May 2018. WEST is the only UK brewery to produce all of its artisan beers in strict accordance with the Reinheitsgebot, the German Purity Law of 1516.
Odenwald Association AGM 2018
The Odenwald Association’s AGM will be held on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 7.00 p.m. in the Committee Suite, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk, FK1 5RS. Instead of bringing prizes for a raffle, you are requested to bring along contributions for the Bottle Stall at Airth Highland Games in May – any sort of bottle is acceptable,Continue reading “Odenwald Association AGM 2018”
Report on March 13 meeting
At the Odenwald Association’s meeting of Tuesday, March 13, 2018, Elaine Mitchell, Chairperson of Falkirk District Twinning Association, (FDTA) and former Secretary of the Odenwald Association, came along with three other members of the FDTA, Councillor Pat Reid, Ian Burt, and Laura McEwan, to talk to us about the twinning link with Créteil, a largeContinue reading “Report on March 13 meeting”
Association to meet on March 13
The Odenwald Association’s next meeting will be on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 7.00 p.m. in Room A, the Committee Suite, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk FK1 5RS. Our speakers will be Elaine Michell and other members of the Falkirk District Twinning Association (FDTA), who will talk about their twinning link with Créteil in France. There willContinue reading “Association to meet on March 13”
Talk on Cycling Without Age
Christine Bell gave us a very informative, emotive and uplifting talk about the charitable project Cycling Without Age. Cycling Without Age, Falkirk, grew out of another organisation, Communities Along the Carron, which was set up originally to clear a short stretch of the River Carron of litter in 2008. With encouragement from Falkirk Council, theContinue reading “Talk on Cycling Without Age”
Change of venue
The next meeting of the Odenwald Association will be on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 at 7.00 p.m. We are delighted to have Christine Bell from “Falkirk Cycling Without Age”, to give a talk on this exciting new initiative. Please note that the venue, for this meeting only, will be, The Tolbooth Tavern, Tolbooth Street, FalkirkContinue reading “Change of venue”
Members enjoy Annual Dinner
Instead of a formal meeting, 17 members of the Odenwald Association enjoyed the Annual Dinner held in The Cladhan Hotel, Falkirk. The combination of good food and good company ensured an enjoyable evening and successful start to the New Year for the Association. See a gallery of pictures below and click any image for aContinue reading “Members enjoy Annual Dinner”
Season’s greeting from Falkirk
The Odenwald Association members send Seasonal Greetings to our Sister organisation, Schottland Vereinigung, and to all our friends in the Odenwald.“Happy Christmas to You and Yours.” OA members will meet next at the Annual Dinner on Tuesday, 9th January 2018 at The Cladhan Hotel.