Future of twinning looking brighter

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A MEETING to thrash out the future of the town’s twinning with Bailleul has been described as “positive”.

And it is hoped the 40th anniversary of the relationship next year can act as a catalyst in boosting interest in the association.

The meeting, which was held under the auspices of Hawick Community Council and chaired by Evelyn Sangster, was attended by Gilbert Sangster, David Nuttall, Alex McHugh and Bill Cumming; Charles Ward and Julien Ribeyron representing the high School; and Alf Oliver and Councillor Ron Smith.

Councillor Smith said: “The meeting was fairly positive and looked at how the concept of twinning could be adapted to a new era. And it was agreed that the 40th anniversary of the Hawick – Bailleul relationship next year could be a focus for renewed activity.”

A further meeting has been arranged for March 29 in the Future Hawick office where a new committee will be formed and a new constitution proposed.