GALA Weekend in Carnoustie sees Carnoustie Twinning Association welcome their French counterparts from Maule who are visiting to help celebrate the 20th anniversary of the twinning arrangement.
A party of 15 arrived in the town yesterday (Thursday) with a further group including the Mayor of Maule, M. Laurent Richard arriving today (Friday).
The visitors have a busy schedule with a visit to the former Burgh Chambers in Carnoustie followed by a walkabout on the Panmure Estate today (Friday), and a challenge petanque match at the Auld Alliance Gardens in Maule Street.
During the visit, a presentation of photographs taken during the Easter visit to Maule will be shown in the window display of Computerden, High Street, Carnoustie, while across the road in Carnoustie Library there will be a display of photographs taken during the past 20 years along with other artefacts and memorabilia.
On Gala Day (Saturday), the visitors, led by their Mayor, will take part in the Gala Parade as well as attending at Carnoustie House grounds where Carnoustie Twinning Association will have a stall.
A visit to Stirling Castle is planned for Monday followed by some shopping.
On Tuesday the party has been invited to a reception hosted by the Provost of Angus and members of Angus Council to recognise the anniversary of the twinning arrangement before visiting the Angus Archives at Restenneth Priory where they will have the opportunity to view some of documents which are related to the Maule family. The party returns to France on Wednesday.