The Lanimer Committee is delighted to announce that 2018 Sashing Lady will be Mrs Margo Murdoch.
Margo Came to live in Lanark in 1977 with her husband Robin and their 2 children David and Aileen. Margo worked as a District nurse in Carluke then laterally in Lanark Heath Center treatment room.
During this time she coached at Lanark Amateur Swimming Club and served as Honorary Secretary for the Lanark YMCA for many years. She has also helped with shows at the Celia Orr School of Dancing (where Aileen now teaches).
As a member of St Nicholas Church, she taught in the Sunday School and was ordained as an Elder in 2003. She also sings in the church choir. She traveled to Romania with 3 aid convoys led by Rev John Thomson which she describes as a “memorable experience”
In 2003, after gaining a Post Graduate qualification in Person Centered Counselling, she worked for Clydesdale Counselling – Human development in Lanark for several years.
6 years ago, she helped initiate the charity ‘Hear for You’ which offers free counselling on suicide prevention, and sadly, supporting people bereaved by suicide within the Clydesdale Community.
One of Margo’s greatest joys is being ‘Granny’ to Catherine, Morven, Ethan and Gregor, and living in the same town as her family. Margo is fairly familiar to Lord Cornet’s sashes – being a proud mum to 2014 Lord Cornet David.
The Lanimer Committee would like to wish Margo and her family all the best an hope they have a very Happy and memorable Lanimers 2018.