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

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.

Lanimer Week In Outline


11.40am Procession leaves Harry Smith Centre via Woodstock Road, Bannatyne Street, High Street (South).
12 noon Kirkin' of the Lord Cornet-Elect, Kenneth R Lean, in St Nicholas Parish Church.
Bob Barrie Memorial Trophy Invitation Fours, Lanark Waterloo Bowling Club, Waterloo Road.


6.00pm Perambulation of the Marches leaves from Sheriff Court Building, Hope Street, Waterloo Road, Stey Brae.
7.15pm Display of Dancing at Lanark Cross, by Celia Orr School of Dancing (weather permitting).
7.50pm Lanimer Silver Club Draw by Mrs Hazel Lean, wife of Lord Cornet-Elect.
Equestrian Procession and Perambulation group leave from top of St Leonard Street.
8.15pm Shifting of the Standard of the Royal Burgh of Lanark ceremony at Lanark Cross,
  Followed by Sashing of the Lord Cornet by Mrs Nessie Carswell.
  Pinning of the Cornets' Club Badge on the Lord Cornet by Mrs Janet Downie.
  Award of Jimmy Hamilton Memorial Shield to best turned out young rider.
Children's Races at Castlebank Park (including Cornets' Race).
9.30pm Lord Cornet's Reception in St Nicholas Parish Hall, Castlegate.


for 7.15pm
Lanimer Ball at Lanark Agricultural Centre, Hyndford Road.


5.45pm Lord Cornet, ex-Lord Cornets muster at Delves Park. Proficient local riders welcome.
6.00pm Lord Cornet's Official Ride-Out leaves The Cross, via High Street (North), Bannatyne Street, Ladyacre Road, Whitelees Road to the Golf Course.
6.20pm Stirrup Cup for Principals at Golf Club then Procession proceeds at a walk to Racecourse.
Traditional Lanimer Races at Racecourse.
7.20pm Riders leave for March Stone at Robiesland entrance, thence to Clearburn, on to New Lanark.
8.00pm (approx) Welcome from New Lanark Community Council to President of Lord Cornets' Club.
8.00pm (approx) Presentation of New Lanark 'Loving Cup' to Lanimer Queen-Elect, Taylor Forrest.
Presentation of prizes for Horse Races at Racecourse. Vote of thanks from President of Lord Cornets' Club
8.30pm Ride out proceeds via Braxfield Lodge, Braxfield and Hollow Park to Delves Park.


8.15am Lord Cornet and Ex-Lord Cornets process from his home via St Leonard Street, water tower, Smyllum Road, Kenilworth Road, Woodstock Road to Harry Smith Car Park.
8.35am Arrival for "Safe Oot, Safe In" Toast by Provost of South Lanarkshire, in Harry Smith Centre.
9.00am Assembly and judging of Lanimer entries: top of St Leonard Street and adjacent streets.
9.10am Cornets' Equestrian Procession proceed to Bloomgate via Woodstock Road, Kenilworth Road (Shand's opening), St Leonard Street, Kildare Road, Gallowhill Road, Cleghorn Road, Hope Street.
9.15am Non-riding Ex-Lord Cornets, Dignitaries leave Harry Smith Centre and proceed to Stanmore Avenue/Highburgh Avenue via Woodstock Road, Bannatyne Street, St Leonard Street.
9.30am Massed bands accompany Lord Cornet's Equestrian Procession from Bloomgate to Highburgh Avenue, via High Street (North) and St Leonard Street.
10.00am Lord Cornet Kenny Lean leads Morning Procession from St Leonard Street.
Crowning of Taylor Forrest, Lanimer Queen for 2009.
12 noon Castlebank Park events begin for all the family.
1.40pm Lord Cornet's Foot Procession leaves for Castlegate from Ladyacre Road with massed bands.
2.20pm Lord Cornet's Equestrian Lanimer Ride Out leaves from Delves Park.
5.15pm Evening Spectacular at Lanark Cross and Lord Cornet begins procession to the Cross.
5.30pm Lord Cornet's Declaration at Lanark Cross.
7.30pm Lanimer Queen's Reception in the Lanark Grammar School Hall.


7.30pm Lanimer Queen's Reception in the Lanark Grammar School Hall.


The Lanimer Quaich: Invitation Mixed Pairs, Lanark Thistle Bowling Club, Castlehill.
  The Lanimer Trophy: Open Mixed Foursomes Golf Tournament, Lanark Golf Course.