No gamble for Bert as he steps down from twinning role

Bert Gamble retires from his role as vice-chairman of the WL Twinning Association after 40 years.
Bert Gamble retires from his role as vice-chairman of the WL Twinning Association after 40 years.
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After four decades building relationships between West Lothian and Hochsauerland, a small district in Germany, Bert Gamble is stepping down from his role.

Bert (83) has left his post as vice-chairman of the Twinning Association, a role which he absolutely adored.

He said: “It was such a wonderful experience helping build relationships between these two amazing places.

“Hochsauerland is so scenic, it is a photographer’s paradise.”

The link between the two places has been a big success with thousand of youngsters given the opportunity to experience something a bit different.

Bert was not surprised the twinning was so popular. He said: “From the beginning the council got it right.

“They made it about the kids instead of themselves and that is what was important.”

Despite stepping down, Bert has no plans to relax and do nothing. He is still very much involved with his church as well as other groups in West Lothian.