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.
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.
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;
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.
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!
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.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org by 6pm on the 17th Augustto 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!