A formal twinning arrangement between St Andrews and Loches in France will be signed during St Andrews Community Council’s Beating the Retreat and civic reception in November.
The signing will be part of a long weekend of celebrations to mark St Andrews’ first town twinning arrangment. A group from Loches, in the Indre-et-Loire departement, will travel to St Andrews to take part in a series of events, including a formal dinner and a casual supper during the last weekend in November, with the signing of the agreement on November 27 the highlight.
St Andrews Community Council members were given copies of the proposed agreement this week. It will be signed by council chairman Howard Greenwell and John Matthews, chairman of the St Andrews-Loches Alliance, on behalf of St Andrews, and by Loches’ Mayor Marc Angenault and Anne-Sylvie Cassenaix-Paxton, who chairs the French arm of the Alliance. Fife Provost Jim Leishman will formally witness the signing.