No interest in twinning

Interest in Kirriemuir’s former twinning with Volvic is definitely on the wane, the town’s community councillors have been told.

Kirrie’s link with the French town goes back more than 30 years but has lapsed recently. At Kirriemuir Community Council’s monthly meeting, member Alan Bell said there seems to be little interest in getting the arrangement up and running again.

Mr Bell said he had approached several local organisations as well as members of the original twinning committee but to no avail.

He said: “There doesn’t seem to be much interest from Kirriemuir although Volvic are quite keen but there’s a slight impasse; if we go down the road of inviting people to Kirrie, morally we’d have an obligation to provide accommodation, things for them to do, a welcoming reception and we don’t have the back-up for these things.”

Mr Bell also said that hope for continuing the twinning arrangement now rests mainly with the town’s youngsters who, through Webster’s High School, are corresponding with their counterparts in France.

He added: “We’ll have to wait and see what the results are from that.”