Elgin and Landshut Twinning Association
The twinning of the towns of Elgin and Landshut in Bavaria, Germany came about in the 1956.
The aims and objects of the association (ELTA for short) are to promote and foster friendship and understanding between the people of Elgin in Scotland and the people of Landshut in Bavaria, Germany.
Twinning was first established, to establish links between towns in countries that had been at war, and the signing of a charter by the late Oberbürgermeister Albin Lang of Landshut and Elgin’s Lord Provost, the late W.B. Munro, in 1956, makes Elgin-Landshut one of the oldest twinning links in the country.
A tartan was designed to celebrate the twinning of the towns of Elgin and Landshut. The colours in the Elgin-Landshut tartan are those of the towns, Elgin and Landshut (red and white), plus the national colours of Scotland and Bavaria (blue and white).
Elgin welcomed Twin Town visitors from Landshut in September 2022 after a 2 year hiatus due to the COVID pandemic.
The Association is now starting to look forward to celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2026.
“With the 70th anniversary of this twinning association only a few years away I’m pleased to hear of the plans for a big celebration in both Elgin and Landshut. I wish our guests an enjoyable stay and safe travels home.”