Lanimer Queen’s Reception 2022 – Tickets on sale NOW!

The last Lanimer Queen’s Reception was held in 2019

After a 2 year break, the Lanimer Queen’s Reception returns for our 2022 Lanimer Week on Friday the 10th of June in Lanark Memorial Hall at 7pm.

Come along and see out 2022 Lanimer Court perform their Court Dances and enjoy an evening of entertainment from our Lanimer Entrants. Prizes will also be presented to Lanimer Entrants on the night too.

Tickets are on sale now from 9am this morning (Tuesday 19th April) from the Memorial Hall Box office, priced £7 for Adults and £4 for Concessions either in person or over the phone on 01555 673 199.

Tickets can also be purchased via the sllboxofice.com website at the following link; https://www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk/en-GB/shows/lanimer%20queen’s%20reception/events


Lanimer Brochure 2022 Advertising

The Lanimer Committee is pleased to offer sales of adverts within the 2022 edition of our ever popular and collectable Lanimer brochure to local businesses and groups.

The Lanimer Brochure is a key source of fund raising revenue for the Lanimer Committee and makes a significant contribution to the running costs of our annual festivities. The 2022 Lanimer Brochure will be on sale from the 22rd of May and has a reach of approximately 10,000 readers within Lanark and the surrounding areas, providing great visibility of your business within the local community.

The Lanimer Brochure is a key source of fundraising for our annual celebrations

Adverts are priced at the following competitive rates;

  • Full Page (colour / internal) @ £300
  • Half Page (colour / internal) @ £150
  • Quarter Page (colour / internal) @ £100
  • Inside front / rear Cover, (2 available) @ **SOLD**
  • Rear Cover (1 available) @ **SOLD**

The above rates are based on print ready artwork being provided by advertisers. 

Adverts previously contained within the last years brochure will be re-used at no additional cost to advertisers. New artwork can be created by the Lanimer Publicity team for and additional charge of £30 per advert.

Adverts are allocated on a first come first served basis. With a limited number of pages available, please ensure you get in touch ASAP to secure a space.

To allow for page setting & development of the 2022 Brochure – ALL ADVERTS MUST BE PAID BY APRIL 15th

Should you wish to advertise in our 2022 Brochure, please fill out the online form below;

LANIMER BROCHURE 2022 ADVERTISING 

Lanimer Brochure 2022 Advert (Please select)

I acknowledge that full payment of adverts by Friday 15th April 2022 is required to ensure inclusion in the Brochure


Crowning Lady 2022 Selected

The Lanimer Committee are delighted to announce that this year’s Crowning Lady will be Karen Brown.

Karen is a well known member of the Lanimer Committee and has been Court Convener for the last 12 years, having joined the Committee in 1988.

She has been also leading member of Lanark Panto Club for a number of years, having served as its producer for 12 years, as well as taking to the stage in numerous leading roles.

Karen is also a driving force behind ‘The Broons’ Lanimer Lorries which contribute to the spectacle of our annual Lanimer Processions.

We would like to wish Karen and her friends and family a VERY Happy Lanimers and hope they have a wonderful time.

2022 Crowning Lady Karen Brown
Chairman of the Lanimer Committee Ex Lord Cornet Kenny Lean and 2022 Crowning Lady Karen Brown

Lanimer Court 2022 Selected

After a busy day visiting the various schools around the town, the Lanimer Committee are very pleased to announce the selection of the 2022 Lanimer Court.

This years court will be our biggest court EVER as we include our 2020 / 2021 Primary 7’s (who now attend Lanark Grammar School) within our 2022 Lanimer Queen’s Court.

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Lanimer Queen Elect 2022 Caitlin Stewart

We are delighted to announce the following roles were selected in the various draws;

Lanark Primary School

LANIMER QUEEN ELECT,                Caitlin Stewart

CHIEF MAID,                                       Millie Bruce

CHIEF MAID,                                       Olivia Jack

LADY IN WAITING,                           Macy Brownlie

LADY IN WAITING,                           Charlotte Harding

CROWN,                                               Lucas Bruce

PAGE,                                                    Theo George Beattie

PAGE,                                                    Harvey Brown

YEOMAN,                                            Noah Baskerville

YEOMAN,                                            Charlie Grubb

Lanark Grammar School

1ST LORD,                                           Jamie Dickie

2ND LORD,                                          Christopher Waugh

CHAMPION,                                       Lewis Hannah

GUARD,                                                Alfie Donoghue

GUARD,                                                Gregor McFerran

GUARD,                                                Jack Carrington

GUARD,                                                Kyle Lumley

OUTRIDER,                                          Camron Barr

OUTRIDER,                                          Marky Ritchie

OUTRIDER,                                          Alex Orr

OUTRIDER,                                          Ben Parker

LADY IN WAITING,                           Lucy Barr

LADY IN WAITING,                           Louisa Wilson

LGS (formerly Lanark Primary)

LADY IN WAITING,                           Teagan Quigley

LADY IN WAITING,                           Sophie Rebecca Lockhart

LGS (formerly New Lanark)

LADY IN WAITING,                           Kelsey Simpson

LADY IN WAITING,                           Megan Gardiner

LGS (formerly Robert Owen)

LADY IN WAITING,                           Brook McMinn

LADY IN WAITING,                           Sophie Romer

LGS (formerly St Mary’s)

LADY IN WAITING,                           Iona Amelie Hynds

LADY IN WAITING,                           Shannon Davidson

Kirkfieldbank Primary School

LADY IN WAITING,                           Zoe Howat

LADY IN WAITING,                           Ariana Morgan Pate

PROCLAMATION BEARER,             Kayden Watson

SWORD BEARER,                               Gary Putman

New Lanark Primary School

LADY IN WAITING,                           Mia Jo Liddell

LADY IN WAITING,                           Evie Hardie

SCEPTRE BEARER,                             Kaiden mason

St Mary’s Primary School

LADY IN WAITING,                           Ava O’Donnell

LADY IN WAITING,                           Natalie Wilson

HERALD,                                               Calum McCulloch

HERALD,                                               Ross Neilson

Robert Owen Memorial Primary School

LADY IN WAITING,                           Rose MacDonald

LADY IN WAITING,                           Jantra Stella Wedlock

We would like to wish all members of our 2022 court and their family & friends a VERY happy Lanimers!The Lanimer Committee would like to thank all involved in todays selections, particularly the teachers and staff at our local schools.

We would also like to give a special thank you to all the you people of our community who put themselves forward for our 2022 court, you are ALL a credit to your schools and helped make the day run very smoothly!


Lanimer Court 2022 Applications

It’s not quite Christmas yet, but the Lanimer Committee are already looking towards the selection of next years 2022 Lanimer Court in the New Year.

Application forms were issued to our local schools last week and have now been issued to all potential court members parents / guardians by email.

The 2020 Lanimer Court enjoyed a very unique Lanimers in September 2021

2022 will see a much larger Lanimer Court, with 2021 P7’s who missed out last year being given a chance to participate in next years event.

The 2022 Lanimer Queen elect will be selected from Lanark Primary school, restarting the rota of local schools that was paused in 2021. The Lanimer Queen elect must live within a 3 mile boundary from St Nicholas Church front door

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Lanimer Queen Elect 2022 will be selected from P7 of Lanark Primary School

Applicants have until the 31st December to return an application to be in with a chance of playing a very important role in next years festivities.

Applications for the 2022 Lanimer Court are now live and can be made via the following link:

LANIMER COURT 2022 APPLICATIONS

Selections will be made as follows:-

  • P7 – Girls two from each Primary School
  • S1 – Total of 12 Girls (2 from each of the previous terms P7 Primary Girls, and 2 from all entries)
  • P7 – Boys minimum of 1 from each school
  • S1-S4 Total of 7 Boys
  • P7 – Lanark Primary ONLY – additional 3 girls
  • P2 – Lanark Primary ONLY – 2 Boys

We wish everybody applying for a court position the very best of luck and look forward to celebrating a very Happy Lanimers with you in June 2022!


The September Lanimer Event, 4th September 2021

The Lanimer Committee has been working hard over the past 8 months to make arrangements for the 2021 Lanimer

Event on Saturday the 4th September. This event will consist of a Lanimer Costume Parade from St Leonard Street to Castlebank park, followed by the Crowning of Lanimer Queen Elect Lacey Holmes in the park.

 Starting at 10.30am, our parade will be made up of several of our regular Lanimer Entrants and we are pleased to advise that we shall also be accompanied by Coalburn Silver Band, the Pipes and Drums of Coalburn IOR and by The Beats of Brazil samba band. Unfortunately the parade will not contain any Lanimer Lorries (COVID restrictions made construction of these impossible in recent months), but we are delighted to advise that our Lanimer Costume parade will include over 400 costumed entrants which we are sure will be a spectacular sight.

Keeping with tradition, we are pleased to advise that we will be accompanied by Police Scotland Mounted Branch who will head the parade. Other equestrian involvement in the parade will include our Lanimer Champion, accompanied by the First & Second Lords and Outriders on horseback who will lead our Lanimer Entrants down the High Street, Castlegate and on to Castlebank Park. Behind the Lanimer entrants will be members of the Lord Cornets’ Club who will be followed by the Lanimer Queen’s State procession including our Crowning Lady, Mrs Sharon Hamilton and remaining members of the Lanimer Court. 

Lanimer Queen Elect Lacey will round off the parade, accompanied by a guard of honour from the 499 Squadron of the Lanark RAF Air Cadets.

The Crowning Ceremony will take place in Castlebank Park at approximately 12 noon. 

**IMPORTANT NOTE**

Admittance to Castlebank Park will be by ticket only.

  • Wristband tickets will be issued to all those taking part in the parade with an allocation also provided to entrants families.
  • The numbers in the park will be limited such that reasonable social distancing can be practiced.
  • Within Castlebank park, the Crowning Ceremony will take place on staging within a roped off arena.
  • Allocated seating will be provided in the arena for the parents of the Lanimer Court.
  • VERY LIMITED NUMBERS of wristbands are available (free) to the public and will be supplied on a first come, first served basis by contacting lanimer.secretary@gmail.com

Following the Crowning Ceremony, Queen Lacey will issue Lanimer Medals to all those taking part in the parade. We then invite you to join us for “Queen Lacey’s Day in the Park”. Food retailers will be available in the park and we will have live musical entertainment on the arena stage till approximately 4pm. Please note that Castlebank Park will be an alcohol free event as we wish to encourage a family atmosphere in support of Queen Lacey and her Court.

Lanimer Brochure 2021 – on sale 26/08/21

The 2021 Lanimer Brochure will be on sale from the usual outlets later this week (priced at only £4). This year’s brochure is packed full of information on the details of the September Lanimer Event and contains all the official photos of the 2021 Lanimer Principals and Court as well as a number of very interesting and informative articles. We would like to thank the various local businesses who have supported this year’s brochure through purchase of adverts or through selling from their premises, their support is greatly appreciated.

In terms of other Lanimer events associated with our September event, we are delighted to announce that the members of the Lanimer Court will be taking part in the traditional decorated garden competition, with a variety of existing themes we are sure. A detailed map of all the locations of the decorated houses can be found in the Lanimer Brochure.  A number of past Lanimer Queens and Crowning Ladies are also decorating their gardens with decorative Crown’s and Balloon arches respectively.  Local businesses are being encouraged to decorate shop windows in the theme of “The Emergency Services”.

We would also like to encourage members of the community to join in with the Lanimer spirit and, if they are able to, decorate their houses and gardens with bunting.

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Entry to Castlebank Park will be by ticket only

Our final Lanimer Event will take place on the 5th of September with the return of the Lanimer Lowland Games at Castlebank Park between 10.30am and 12.30pm where we there will be a number of fun sporting activities for primary and secondary school children, including a socially distant medal ceremony for the winners.


Chairman of the Lanimer Committee, ex Lord Cornet Kenny Lean said; 

“The Lanimer Committee have worked especially hard to deliver a safe and secure event that will see the return of the Crowning ceremony to our Royal Burgh. We hope you can support us by coming along to cheer the parade in the Street or if you have access to tickets by supporting our event in Castlebank Park. 

We hope this will be a very unique and memorable way to mark Lanimers 2021 after such a difficult period for everybody. We look forward to Lanimer Week 2022 where we hope to see some further resumption of normality and the return of more of our traditional events. In the meantime can I wish everybody, especially our Lanimer Queen Elect, her court and Crowning Lady a very Happy Lanimers”

The September Lanimer Event is being supported by Event Scotland through Scotland’s Event’s Recovery Fund.


Lanimer Brochure 2021 Advertising

The Lanimer Committee are currently finalising our arrangements for our 2021 September Lanimer Event which will take place on Saturday 4th September 2021. The Committee has once again prepared our popular annual Lanimer Brochure which will be on sale in advance of the September event. 

The Lanimer Committee recognise that over the last 18 months the COVID-19 pandemic has been a significant challenge for all businesses and have therefore decided to offer advertising (for this year only) at significantly reduced rates.

The cost of full colour adverts are as follows;

Full Page: £200 (previously £300)

Half Page: £100 (previously £150)

Quarter Page: £50 (previously £95)

We also are offing the following prices for prime advertising pages;

Inside front and rear covers (full page): £275 (previously £400)

Rear Cover (full page): £400 (previously £500)

The brochure is a key fundraiser for our annual festivities, with all advertising revenue going towards the running of this year’s event and future Lanimer Weeks. We hope that by offering these reduced prices for 2021, we can help our valued advertisers promote their business after the difficult past 18 months./

If you would like to purchase advertising space in this year’s Lanimer Brochure, please fill in the form below or email: lanimerbrochure@gmail.com by 6pm on the 17th August to secure an advert.

(we apologise for the short notice, this is due to the ever changing nature of COVID restrictions and how they impact on what we can plan ahead for).

The Lanimer Committee would once again like to thank all local businesses for their generous support of previous Lanimer Brochures, we hope you can join us again this year as we celebrate the Crowning of our 2021 Lanimer Queen Lacey. 

LANIMER BROCHURE 2021 ADVERTISING

Lanimer Brochure 2021 Advert (Please select)


“Lanark Lanimers: A Wee Look Back”

New Lanark World Heritage Site are hosting an exhibition celebrating the history of our annual celebrations.

Opening TODAY (28th May) and running till 5th September 2021, the exhibition showcases the past and present of Lanark Lanimers, and includes some of the key objects from the annual tradition including the Lanimer Crown and the Burgh Standard.

This FREE exhibition also contains a number of contributions from many of our Lanimer Entrants over the years and is sure to stir some fond memories as we look forward to our unique 2021 Lanimer Day on the 4th September.

The exhibition is open all from 11am till 5pm throughout the May bank holiday weekend. It will then be open weekends only in June and September and all week in July and August.


Lanimer Silver Club 2021

The Lanimer Silver Club are pleased to advise that 2021 draws will commence on Sunday the 6th June with a series of draws over 6 days over what should have been our traditional Lanimer Week for 2021.

A further two special draws will be made for prizes of £1,000 on Monday 7th June and on Thursday the 10th of June. The winners of these top prizes will be announced here on the official Lanimer Celebrations website and with vidoes on our Facebook and Twitter social media feeds.

These six draws will cover the January to June 2021 draws, which have been delayed as the Silver Club team have adapted their procedures to continue this vital fundraiser in a COVID safe way.

A further 4 no. £1,000 draws take place throughout the remainder of the year, with a special draw taking place at our Lanimer Garden Party on Saturday the 4th September 2021.

There is still limited time to buy a ticket to take part in the 2021 draws – for further information, please read on.

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What is the Lanimer Silver Club and how can I be part of it?

The Lanimer Silver Club is THE key fundraising activity for our Lanimer Celebrations. For an annual membership fee of just £10, our lucky members are entered into 12 monthly cash draws.

THAT’S LESS THAN 84p a MONTH!!

Each month there is a top cash prize of £100 – with further prizes of 1 x £50, 6 x £25 and 11 x £10 to the lucky members. Special £1,000 draws take place throughout the year as outlined above.

Established in the 1980’s – the Silver Club has been the major source of fundraising for the approximate £40,000 annual cost of running our Celebrations, whilst giving the Lanimer Committee the opportunity to give something back to the people who support US and our festivities!

It is through the support of the members of our Royal Burgh and their friends and family beyond our boundaries that we can put on one of the most spectacular, historic and respected events in Scotland.

Buying a £10 Annual Membership greatly supports our work and ensures that our Celebrations can continue to go from Strength to Strength. New Memberships can be purchased online from our dedicated Silver Club website below – or from any member of the Lanimer Committee.

https://www.lanimersilverclub.co.uk/

So if you want a chance to win a fantastic prize, whilst supporting our towns towns flagship festival – don’t delay, buy a membership today.

You never know, it might be you that gets an EXTRA Happy Lanimers this year!!

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Further Details of 2021 Lanimer Celebrations Announced

The Lanimer Committee met on Wednesday 21st April to discuss proposals for this year’s Lanimer Celebrations, now rescheduled for Saturday 4th September. With the current positive moves in terms of easing of COVID restrictions and the successful rollout of vaccinations, the committee have agreed on an approach to celebrating this year’s Lanimers in the fullest way possible, within the limits of any restrictions that may be in place on this date.

The following arrangements are set out on the basis of the current roadmap out of lockdown being successfully delivered and that limits on numbers public gatherings are eased from our current position.

**Please note that the Lanimer committee are also preparing fallback alternatives to the arrangements below, should restrictions or permissions not permit these events to go forward**

Lead up to Lanimers

As with recent tradition, we will be encouraging the decoration of gardens for members of the Lanimer Queen’s Court. We will also be encouraging members of the community to decorate their houses and help celebrate our unique 2021 Lanimer Celebrations . In addition to the court Lanimer Court gardens, a number of past Lanimer Queens and Crowning Ladies will be decorating their houses with decorated crowns and balloon arches respectively.

For those who are looking to decorate their gardens in this year’s Lanimer Colours, we are pleased to advise that these have been chosen by Lanimer Queen Elect Lacey as;

Lanimers, 4th September 2021

Our Lanimer Celebration will try to closely follow our traditional event, but with some modifications to account for likely social distancing restrictions.

The day itself will be split into three main parts;·

  • The Lanimer Costume Parade
  • The Crowning of the Lanimer Queen
  • Queen Lacey’s Garden Party

The Lanimer Costume Parade

A parade this year will start at St Leonard Street at 10.30am, proceeding to the High Street and then to Castlebank Park via the Castlegate. The parade will be led by our Champion Mackenzie Curran and First & Second Lords. The parade will not include any Lanimer Lorries, but we are encouraging entrants to participate in a costume parade, with a theme of their choosing.

The parade will lead the Lanimer Queen elect Lacey Holmes and her court to the Crowning Ceremony, taking place in Castlebank Park.

The Crowning of the Lanimer Queen

The parade will arrive at Castlebank park, where Lanimer Queen elect will be crowned by Mrs Sharon Hamilton. This will take place at 12 Noon. The selection of Castlebank for the crowning allows for appropriate social distancing for spectators, which could not be achieved at Lanark Cross. The use of Castlebank also gives us a wonderful location to hold our unique event for 2021, the “Lanimer Queen’s Garden Party”.

Queen Lacey’s Garden Party

Following the Crowning Ceremony, our newly Crowned Lanimer Queen Lacey will host a Garden Party within Castlebank Park. With a nod back to more distant Lanimers, the Lanimer Queen Lacey will present all entrants in the procession with their Lanimer medal. A marquee will be available, and we hope to have a variety of stalls selling local produce. We are looking to encourage a family picnic atmosphere within the beautiful surroundings of Castlebank Park where we also aim to provide family entertainment within our events arena.

Our afternoon will culminate in presentations to the Lanimer Queen and her Crowning Lady. We hope that this unique Lanimer event will provide some very special memories for all involved. As a Committee, we are committed to providing a very special day despite the unprecedented circumstances we find ourselves in.

All events will be delivered with strict adherence to COVID restrictions and will be subject to change should the current recovery from the pandemic deteriorate.

We always welcome new members to the Lanimer Committee who can bring their support and talents to help in our hard working team. Should you wish to become part of our committee, details on how to join can be found HERE

We optimistically look forward to once again having a very Happy Lanimers!