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Please note that not every group receives direct cash aid from the Association.

Groups visiting Hochsauerland:

January 2009 - small delegation of Education Officers to attend the Meschede Wind band's anniversary concert and to explore & develop sport, music and youth exchanges. They will also meet officials from the Hochsauerland Sailing Club to promote a sailing exchange with Low Port Sailing Club, Linlithgow.

May 2009 - c.30 young swinmmers from clubs in West Lothian to participate in the annual swimming gala in Neheim-Husten.

July 2009 - c.14 youth golfers from Greenburn Golf Club as guests of Schmallenberg GC. [return leg of successful visit to Scotland in 2008.

August 2009 - West Lothian Schools Jazz Ensemble and 8 pipers to participate in Gleidorf Music Festival.

October 2009 - West Lothian Schools Brass Band, guests of the Hochsauerland music school, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the Hochsauerland Brass Festival.

Groups visiting West Lothian:

May 2009 - c.40 young string players hosted by the Instrumental Music Service.

[ June 2009 - possible 20th anniversary reunion of Deans High School exchange of 1989. ]

July 2009 - c.15 young people from Hochsauerland youth clubs, guests of Community Learning & Development, staying a Low Port Center, Linlithgow.

August 2009 - c.35 members of the Hochsauerland Music School Brass Band as guests of the Instrumental Music Service.