Hi, my name is Liane Cumming. I’m Scottish but in April 2013 made a move to North Germany with Michael, my partner. To begin with we were travelling and volunteering but then in November 2013 we chose to live with some lovely friends we made in Palingen, in order to learn German in Lübeck.

In my mind, there is a really exciting, historic link between Hanseatic Lübeck and my homeland of Scotland – the William Wallace Letter. This unique letter, the only document that remains in Wallace’s own handwriting, is kept in the Lübeck Archive.

Since seeing the letter for the first time in 2013 I have wondered, “how can we tell more people about this historic connection? How can we celebrate the anniversary of the letter?” I had many ideas, and then I thought, how about a Scottish Film Evening? We really love the Kommunales Kino, so a big thank you to Vitter Thiessen there for his continued support.

So in October 2014 we had the inaugural film night to celebrate William Wallace Day in Kommunales Kino. We really love the Kommunales Kino, so a big thank you to Vitter Thiessen there for his continued support.

Last year we showed “You’ve Been Trumped” and “Local Hero” and before the films we were delighted that Mrs Stubenrauch, the Restoration Manager from the Archives, brought the facsimile copy of the later to show around. That was very special! In between films we had a whisky tasting from Leon Schuster

This year we are planning 2 more films. We are also seeking a prominent Scot to write a letter to Lübeck in 2015 in their own way to reflect on what from Wallace’s letter in 1297 is relevant for Scotland and Europe in 2015. Watch this space!

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