Cultural Exchange in Action

2016 Fiona Guyancourt AprilEaster weekend saw Dr Fiona Barclay travel to the Paris area to act as a translator for a civic group from Linlithgow, West Lothian. Linlithgow has a long-standing twinning arrangement with Guyancourt, part of the “new town” of Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines, and the visit was a chance for Scots and French to share cultural traditions of music and dance during some enjoyable evening events, in addition to visiting a local nature reserve and France’s national velodrome. With Scottish participants aged between 6 and 75 staying with French families, the trip was a chance to renew existing friendships and develop new ones, and to be part of cultural exchange in action.