Stonehaven group keeps up relationships in US

While Covid has affected twinning events in many areas, the Stonehaven and NE Scotland Twinning Group still kept up relations with both Acheres Paris and Athens Alabama via Zoom link-ups.

Twinning group chair, Phil Mills-Bishop and twinning Baird Clan piper Adam Caddz recently attended the US Independence celebrations as guests of the new US Consul-General to Scotland, Jack Newmyer.

Jack and his Swiss-Italian wife have committed to a visit to Stonehaven and the North East over the Summer and Mr Mills-Bishop will show them various attractions including Dunnottar and Castle Fraser and the Aboyne Games as well introducing them to local Civic and businesses including tasting local delicacies such as fried mars bars and whisky ice-cream!

Mr Mills-Bishop said: “Jack is a keen golfer and I will be speaking with Stonehaven Golf Club to see if he can at least tee-off on one of the holes. A Zoom link-up with the Mayor of Athens Alabama is also planned. The American tourist market is the number one target for local tourist agencies and businesses and the Twinning Group has noted a notable increase in genealogical requests.”

Phil Mills-Bishop and  Adam Caddz with Jack Newmyer and his wife.

The pair will also officially endorse the Twinning Group's Summer Children's story telling competition "My Home Town''. Children from Stonehaven and North East, Acheres-Paris and Athens-Alabama are invited and encouraged to take part. Closing date is September 1. For more information contact [email protected]