Daily Record, 08.09.2020

West Lothian and Hochsauerland celebrate near 50-year twinning connection

For nearly 50 years, West Lothian residents have been visiting Hochsauerland and vice versa, to promote cultural and education links between the two areas.

The long-standing twinning links between West Lothian and Hochsauerland in Germany have been celebrated.
For nearly 50 years, West Lothian residents have been visiting Hochsauerland and vice versa, to promote cultural and education links between the two areas. The Covid-19 outbreak means it is not possible for the usual exchange visits to take part this year, so a different approach was taken to keep connections going between the areas at this time.

Chair of the West Lothian Twinning Association, Liz Liddell, explained: “We were delighted to receive a special picture from our friends on the Hochsauerland Twinning Association.
“They went to West Lothian Platz in Arnsberg with banners to send their greetings and best wishes over to everyone at West Lothian at this time.
“Everyone thought this was a fabulous idea, so association members went to Hochsauerland Brae in Livingston to arrange our own picture to send back.”
West Lothian’s provost, Tom Kerr, added: “It was fantastic idea for the twinning associations to swap pictures to help maintain links and boost spirits.
“I was pleased to take part and we look forward to catching up with our friends in Hochsauerland in the future.”