The Other Ladies 2010
Audrey Yule, who was astonished, but
overjoyed, when asked to be Sashing Lady this year, was born in
Lanark during Lanimer Week, but only came to live in the town
following her marriage to husband, Robert. They have one daughter,
Pamela, who has been on various Lanimer lorries and has danced at
The Cross on Marches Night.
An active member of the Lanimer Committee for
almost fifteen years Audrey has been Judges' Convener since 2003.
She also helps at The Cross on Lanimer Day and at the Reception, and
is a Silver Club agent.
A solicitor by profession and a former Brownie
leader of many years, she is an Elder of St Nicholas Church, a
member of their Congregational Board, and a help at their Saturday
teas. Robert and she were also active in the early days of the
She thanks David, Lanimer Committee Chairman, for
bestowing this honour upon her and proudly looks forward - instead
of handling out birks as is her usual role - to sashing Lord Cornet
Geoff Smith on Marches Night. Enjoy your Lanimer Week, Audrey.
Aileen Wilson, wife of William Wilson, the
Lord Cornets' Club President, has the honour of pinning the gold
badge on the new Lord Cornet during the Shifting of the Standard
ceremony at the Cross on Marches Night.
She grew up as a farmer's daughter near Longside,
Peterhead, and was Queen at the 1980 Peterhead Scottish Week
celebrations. A nurse by profession she married her soul-mate,
William, in 1990. His business partner since then, she continues in
this role, managing the financial side of the family business.
Aileen was an active member of Lanark Primary PTA
while daughters Sarah and Victoria were pupils. She is a keen
gardener, winning The Clydesdale Ornamental Garden competition
several times, and, rumour has it, bakes 'the world's best muffins'!
Recently her hobbies have taken a back seat to her supporting
William in his roles since becoming a Lord Cornet in 2004.
We hope the Wilson family has a memorable Lanimer
Week this year and wish Aileen well in her principal role.
Jane Smith, wife of this year's Lord
Cornet, was born in Motherwell and moved to Lanark in 1988. She
studied music at Napier University, then at Anglia University,
Cambridge. She works as a part-time music instructor for North
Lanarkshire Council, is a member of Greyfriars Church and has been
involved with local groups including Music in Lanark and LAMS, as
rehearsal pianist and Musical Director. She has also helped recently
with the Lanark Primary School Choir.
Jane and Geoff have one child, Jonathan who, with
his Mum, has been involved with the Kilninie Club for a number of
years. Jane plays for the Club's item at the Lanimer Reception. The
family is also looking forward eagerly to the birth of a second
child in the summer months.
Jane's companion for Lanimer Week will be her
friend, Fiona Thomson. We wish them both a wonderful Lanimer Week
supporting Geoff in his duties as Lord Cornet for 2010.
Photos : Archibald Photography Ltd, Crawford.