The Friendship

by Graham Hope, Chief Executive West Lothian Council

Graham HopeSince taking up the position of Chief Executive with West Lothian Council I have become  aware of the very successful link between our two regions and I look forward to the opportunity of building on the signifcant accomplishments of the last 40 years.

This year alone around 600 individuals from both regions and of all ages will participate in exchange visits between our two countries. These exchanges not only promote a better under­standing of our two cultures but in many cases lead to lasting and durable friendships.

Last year I was fortunate enough to meet some members of the Partnerschaft during their  2011 visit to Scotland and in this special 40th anniversary year I look forward once again to welcoming them and members of the offcial delegation to West Lothian.

I wish the twinning link every success in the future.