French visit results in new twinning

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A successful twinning has been agreed between the village of Letham and Legullac de L’auche, a village in the Dordogne region of France.

Following a very successful initial visit by a French group last October, a party from Letham made the return trip between the April 11 and 14, staying with local families

Over three days, the enthusiastic French hosts introduced the Letham party to their village and the surrounding area. They visited le Chateau de Montbazillac for a wine-tasting, explored a vast underground limestone quarry, a chicken farm and the historic town of Perigeux, where they visited the Cathedral and the Roman museum, Vesunna.

Most importantly, the visit culminated in the signing of a Twinning Charter between the two communities. Before leaving for the airport, the Scottish party sang ‘We’re no awa tae bide awa’, sad to leave their new friends. A French contingent hopes to make the return visit in July 2012. The Scottish group are keen to share their very positive experiences and hope to organise a wine and cheese evening in the near future.

Letham is already twinned with Monasterboice in Eire whilst the French connection continues locally with Forfar twinned with Chabanais and Kirriemuir with Volvic.