A delegation from the suburb of Paris, Acheres, will visit Stonehaven this weekend. The delegation will include the Mayor, Marc Honoré as well as the Deputy Mayor for Social Activity and the Chairperson of Stonehaven Committee in Achères amongst others.
In May Stonehaven and Acheres officially twinned, you can read more here:
The visitors will be treated to a packed weekend visiting some of Stonehaven’s most iconic sights. The trip starts on Saturday morning with a visit to Dunnotar Castle, where Provost Bill Howatson will address the crowd before the delegation will gather on the castle green. A number of local politicians will also be present including the Member of Parliament Andrew Bowie, Mairi Gougeon MSP and Liam Kerr MSP.
Emmanuel Cocher French Consul-General to Scotland will then address the gathering before the group is treated to Dunnottar Primary School pupils dancing & singing Flower of Scotland in French.
After this, the delegation will walk down from the castle, and lunch at the tennis club where the Mayor will make an announcement regarding the Acheres Tennis Team coming to Stonehaven in 2019 to compete in a tournament organised by Tennis Club President Ron Young. Rugby Club President Neil Foster to do likewise with the Stonehaven Rugby Club attending the 50th Anniversary of Acheres Rugby Club in July 2019 in Acheres.
There will then be a walking tour of the town, with the delegation scheduled to visit multiple businesses around the town including Graingers Delicatessen & Dunnottar Wines for a whiskey and gin tasting, Giulianotti for handmade whisky ice cream tasting before heading for dinner at the Kirktown Garden Centre.
Sunday’s schedule is no less busy, with a visit to Castleton Farm Shop to sample the fruit and visit the growing areas before heading out on a fishing boat to get a sea view of Dunnottar Castle.