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Click here to view full size. Crosne and Maybole twinners at Culzean.
Marylene Laug, first deputy Mayor of Crosne has a rest at the Swan Pond and enjoys an ice cream. Click here to view full size.

Ian Hewitt and Kevin Murdoch toast the haggis. Click here to view full size.

Dancer Sarah Flynn and singer Elaine Wyllie. Click here to view full size.

William Grant and Christine Vignot toast the twinning between Maybole and Crosne.
Scotts and French enjoy their weekend together.

Margaret Davidson, Maureen Craig and Christine Vignot.

Scotts and French enjoy their weekend together.

Last Friday twenty five visitors from Maybole's French twin town Crosne near Paris, flew into Prestwick for the weekend in the Capital of Carrick.

Crosne has a new mayor Alain Girard who unfortunately could not make the trip. The previous mayor, Genvieve Rochereau has given up her post as she has moved to Africa for the next few years due to her husband's work.

Marylene Laug, well known to local twinners since the very first visit in 1981, has been appointed as first deputy mayor and she was delighted to be back in Scotland for the trip.

The French party was met at the airport by local twinners and then took the coastal route south via Dunure and a check at the Electric Brae to make sure it was still working!

Their first stop was Culzean Country Park where they had lunch and then a tour of the castle. Those who were able then meandered along the cliff walk to the Swan Pond to meet the others. Then it was back onto the coach for a tour of the countryside before heading for Maybole to meet their hosts.

On Friday evening they were welcomed by twinning chairman William Grant and entertained by Maybole Pipe Band before sitting down to haggis and neeps and other Scottish fare. Afterwards the entertainment was provided by singers Elaine Wyllie and Alex Davidson, and highland dancer Sarah Flynn.

On Saturday they set off for Millport and a tour of the maritime museum there. The evening had been left free to spend time with hosts although a large number decided that they would all eat together.

Sunday morning was also left free for time with hosts and many visited Burns Cottage and other local sites of interest before gathering for their departure.

William Grant wished the visitors "bon voyage" and Daniel Robin, chairman of the Crosne twinning committee, thanked him and all the Maybole twinners for their warm welcome and hospitality over the weekend.

All too soon it was time to say "au revoir" and head back to Prestwick for the flight home.

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