Appeal to strengthen Musselburgh’s twinning links
Musselburgh Twinning Association is appealing for the community’s help in maintaining and developing links in the area’s twin towns in France and Italy.
The association, which celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2011, is urgently looking for a new president and secretary following its recent annual general meeting.
Musselburgh twinned with the French town of Champigny sur Marne in 1961, when activities focussed on exchange visits involving young people. A series of exchanges took place between Musselburgh Burgh school and Champigny’s Ecole Marcel Cachin.
In 1983, a twinning link was forged with Rosignano Marittimo in Tuscany, Italy. Around this time a series of International Youth Camps were held with each town hosting a group of 18 to 25 year olds from their twin towns, along with groups from Germany, Palestine and the Czech Republic.
The camp lasted for two weeks each summer and provided a varied programme of events for the participants. Rosignano also hosted a community music festival, Musicantiere, and various bands made up of current and former members of Musselburgh Grammar pupils went to play. Two bands from Italy made the return visit to play at Gig on the Grass and Rockstop in Lewisvale park.
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