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”

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”

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.

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”

Lost and Found event

The Odenwald Association and the Falkirk District Twinning Association took part in ‘Language Lost and Found’, an educational event highlighting the benefits of learning a new language. The event took place on Saturday, November 18, 2017. The programme included a Gaelic Bookbug session for small children, entertainment from Falkirk Junior Gaelic choir and representatives fromContinue reading “Lost and Found event”

German Consul speaks to Association

The Odenwald Association was privileged to have Jens-Peter Voss, German Consul General, as guest speaker on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. The audience included local councillors and representatives from the West Lothian Twinning Association. Mr. Voss began by telling us about the work of the Consulate in Edinburgh, which is one of only two in theContinue reading “German Consul speaks to Association”

BSA Motorcycle Adventure

Elaine Mitchell, husband Andrew and friends enjoyed a trip through Germany. Elaine had a reunion with friends Jutta and Vroni who lived with Elaine in Falkirk for three months when undertaking work as student placements working with Falkirk Council.  Elaine’s report on the trip is published below, alongwith pictures from the trip. Following this year’s annualContinue reading “BSA Motorcycle Adventure”