Twinning date is revealed

The official twinning of Newton Stewart with the French town of Marcoussis will take place on Friday, November 1, at a civic reception in the town, funded by Dumfries and Galloway Council.

A group of community leaders from Marcoussis, including the mayor, will come to Scotland to sign the twinning agreement.

The visit, from Thursday, October 31, to Sunday, November 3, will be organised by Newton Stewart and District Town Twinning Group and it is expecting a party of 40, including a group of musicians.