New Dunbar street named after French twin town

Persimmon Homes East Scotland/Dunbar Community Council named a road on the Earls Gate development after its twin town Ligni�res.
Persimmon Homes East Scotland/Dunbar Community Council named a road on the Earls Gate development after its twin town Ligni�res.

A new street in Dunbar has been named in honour of its French twinning town, Lignières.

Members of the Lignières Twinning Association visited the Persimmon Homes Earls Gate development to unveil the new street.

The party, from the small French town in central France, along with members of the Dunbar and District Twinning Association and local residents, were special guests of Persimmon Homes to welcome the unveiling of Lignières Way.

Chairman of the Dunbar and District Twinning Association, Richard Smeed, said: “We were delighted that Persimmon Homes East Scotland liaised with Dunbar Community Council to name the street after our French counterparts. We hope our VIP guests enjoyed seeing their town commemorated at Earls Gate.”

Dunbar twinned with Lignières in 1994 and since then representatives from the two towns have enjoyed annual visits. Last year marked the 20th anniversary of the twinning, which was celebrated with civic receptions in both communities which were attended by over 100 people from both associations.