Passing of NKTA Caroline Mclachlan

It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our chair Caroline Mclachlan who was a massive driving force between the twinning of the two cities of Newport and Kutaisi. Caroline visited the city on many occasions and helped develop new networks especially in the area of interest within education.

Communications received

Tamar Beruchasvili – Former Georgian Ambassador to the UK

“saddened to hear about the passing of Dear Caroline McLachlan. She was very committed to Newport – Kutaisi Twinning throughout the years and contribute immensely to the Georgian/ UK people to people partnership. My heartfelt condolences to her family & friends.”

Ekaterine Kokaia

“So Sorry to hear about this loss! I had formidable relations with Caroline. She was so passionate to further deepen ties between Kutaisi and Newport. My deep sympathies to her family and loved ones. RIP Caroline

The Newport Kutaisi International Association have written a lovely article with an obituary

the link for this can be found by clicking – Newsletter of Kutaisi Newport International Association, March 2022 (

We shall shortly be uploading our own memories and pictures asap

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