Town twin events bring taste of France

South Ayrshire provost Helen Moonie, right, presented Torcy councillor Christine Iosub with a special gift during the town twinning week
South Ayrshire provost Helen Moonie, right, presented Torcy councillor Christine Iosub with a special gift during the town twinning week

Girvan welcomed a group from its twin town of Torcy in France last week.

The French delegation of about 20 visitors arrived last week for five days of events and activities aimed at cementing Girvan’s relationship with the French town.

This year’s visit was a special one for both towns, since it marks the 25th anniversary of the twinning arrangement set up in 1988.

This was marked on Saturday with a celebratory reception and dinner at Woodlands Bay attended by civic dignitaries from both towns.

The week of events began with a friendly golf match over Girvan links on Friday, followed by a barbecue in the evening.

On Saturday, an official naming ceremony of the street, “Torcy Way”, was held at 10.30am.

As usual, the Sunday was earmarked for the visitors to spend time with local families, most of whom were no strangers having built up strong ties over the years.