In 1988, a visiting Scottish solicitor initiated interest in forming a sister cities link. Mount Dora Sister Cities Association was registered as a not-for-profit Florida corporation in 1989 and joined by the Royal Burgh of Forres, Scotland in 1990.
The purpose of the Mount Dora Sister Cities Association is to promote person-to-person contact and cultural and educational exchanges between the citizens of Mount Dora, Florida and Forres, Morayshire, Scotland.
This purpose has been fulfilled, since our "Twinning", through facilitating Student Exchanges between young people from Mount Dora and Forres. New Exchanges, through tourism and business connections are continuously being explored.
The Mount Dora Sister Cities Association is an active member of Sister Cities International(SCI) and The Association of Sister Cities of Florida.
The Association of Sister Cities of Florida, as a partner with SCI, has the reputation of being an international leader, motivating and empowering municipal officials, business leaders, volunteers and youth to conduct long term programs of mutual benefit and interest with city counterparts.