The West Lothian Grapevine Twinning Association was established in 2008 to foster friendship, hospitality and understanding between the inhabitants of West Lothian in Scotland and the City of Grapevine in Texas, USA. <more>
AGM - 13 June 2019
West Lothian Grapevine Twinning Association held its AGM on Thursday 13 June 2019. Chairman Harry Cartmill stood down and Charles Kennedy was elected Chair, with Harry Cartmill as Vice Chair. Jacqui Kerr continues as Secretary. John Aitken stood down after 8 years as Treasurer and was replaced by David Tait.
In 2020 a delegation from the Association will visit Grapevine, the Gallagher Cup golf match will be in Texas and Linlithgow academy plans to send a delegation to Grapevine in October.
Linlithgow Academy hosts Colleyville Heritage High School - June 2019
A group of pupils from Collreyville Heritage High School visited West Lothian in June 2019 as part of a long-running prorgamme of exchanges between CHHS and Linlithgow Academy. Pupils from Linlithgow plan to vist Grapevine in October 2020.
Gallagher Cup Golf Match - June 2019
Six junior golfers, accompanied by three adults, visited from Colleyville Heritage High School to compete for the Gallacher Cup <More>.
Fundraising Dinner - 2 May 2019
We held a very successful Fundraising Dinner in the Terrace Restaurant at West Lothian College, Livingston on Thursday 2 May 2019 and raised £857 for our funds. An excellent meal, prepared and served by West Lothian College students, was followed by a raffle, auction and an entertaining talk by Mike Wheatley. Chamber music was provided by pupils from Linlithgow Academy.
January 2019 - Informal Visit by Councillor Charles Kennedy
Councillor Charles Kennedy visited Grapevine in January 2019 and took part in a number of business meetings and events, including reciting Holy Willy's Prayer at the first Grapevine CVB Burns Supper. <More>
A delegation from Grapevine visited West Lothian in July/August 2018 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the signing of the Accord between West Lothian and Grapevine. It included an official delegation of 11 from the City of Grapevine, headed by Councilwoman Sharon Rogers, deputising for Mayor William Tate, who was unable to come for medical reasons. The Council delegation was joined by a group of seven young musical theatre students from Grapevine High School with thier teacher and other supporters. They performed on every occasion during the visit and were excellent ambassadors for the young people of Grapevine.
West Lothian's twinning with Grapevine Texas was established in 2008 so, in 2018 we are celebrating ten years of friendship and exchange visits between people of all ages and interests in the two communities. <More>
In September a team of young golfers from West Lothian visited Grapevine for the annual Gallagher Cup match, which alternates between Texas and West Lothian. The trophy was narrowly won by Grapevine.
Also in September, a group of nine secondary school pupils form Linlithgow Academy, supported by two teachers, visited Colleyville Heritage High School, near Grapevine as part of a programme of exchanges between the two schools. <More>
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Find out About Grapevine
The City of Grapevine is located between Dallas and Fort Worth in the heart of Texas, USA and is the location of the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. As its name suggests, it is in the centre of a grape producing area. The highlight of their year is the GrapeFest wine festival in the autumn. <More>
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Constitution, Officers and Committee
The West Lothian/Grapevine Twinning Association is now well established. Officers and committee members are appointed each year at the AGM. <More>
This website gives information on what has been taking place from the West Lothian viewpoint. It also links to Grapevine websites to give a USA based perspective. Email comments (praise, criticism, suggestions for improvement) to firstname.lastname@example.org.