The Royal Burgh of Lanark Crest
Lanark Lanimers - One of Scotland's Oldest Traditions Lanimer Mascot - Larry Lanimer Mascot - Bonnie



LANARK LANIMER DAY
An ancient celebration held within the Royal Burgh of Lanark on the Thursday between the Sixth and Twelfth days of June annually since the year 1140.
 

Ceremonial Programme 2009

Lanimer Queen's Champion, Lee Morrison, ascends to Dias and stands behind Throne.
Lanimer Queen-elect, Taylor Forrest, escorted to Crowning Dias by First Lord, Craig Alston.
 
FANFARE
'Flower of Scotland'
Oh, Flower of Scotland, when will we see your like again?
That fought and died for your wee bit hill and glen;
And stood against him, proud Edward's army -
And sent him homeward, to think again.
 
Those days are past now and in the past they must remain;
But we can still rise now and be the nation again
That stood against him, proud Edward's army -
And sent him homeward, to think again.
Roy Williamson
 
THE CROWNING GLORY
'Scots Wha Hae'
Scots, wha hae wi' Wallace bled,
Scots, wham Bruce has often led,
Welcome to your gory bed -
Or to victorie!
Robert Burns
 
Presentation of the Lanimer Crown by Mitchell Tweed, Crown Bearer
THE CROWNING OF TAYLOR, LANIMER QUEEN 2009
by Mrs Christine McPhail
Presentation of Sceptre by Billy Train, Sceptre Bearer.
Presentation of Sword by Jack Naismith, Sword Bearer.
Royal Proclamation read by her Majesty's First Lord, Craig Alston.
 
NATIONAL ANTHEM
 
All within Enclosure are asked then to remain seated while the Lanimer Committee manages the descent of characters from the Stand, and exit from the arena of the Lanimer Queen, Lord Cornet, Crowning Lady and Lanimer Court.
 Spectators beyond the Enclosure are kindly asked not to enter the main area.
 
For the safety of the characters descending the Stand, spectators, including parents and guardians are asked then to avoid the temptation of entering the Enclosure area to pick up children, as characters from the Lanimer entries will be guided, under the orderly management of the Lanimer Committee, towards sponsors' agreed assembly points behind St Nicholas Church, in Hyndford Place, as per arrangement with sponsors.