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.

The Provost Of South Lanarkshire Council

I am delighted once again to say a few words on behalf of South Lanarkshire Council, its Leader Eddie McAvoy and all the South Lanarkshire Councillors, particularly Depute Provost Mary McNeill and Councillor Brian Reilly.

All of us feel very proud to be associated with the unique celebrations that have been held in the Royal Burgh of Lanark since 1140.

Lanimers has a special place in the hearts of not only Lanarkians but everyone who travels to the town each year from all over South Lanarkshire and beyond.

Every year I feel amazed to observe the huge amount of effort, teamwork and dedication that goes into making this fantastic week-long event such a phenomenal success. And together with the crowds and visitors to the wide variety of events on offer, it is a festival that is hard to beat for its sheer energy, fun and excitement.

Although Lanimers is steeped in tradition and brimming with a community spirit that has helped keep Lanark such a vibrant town for hundreds of years, there is always some new spectacle to ensure that visitors will return again and again.

It therefore gives me enormous pleasure to be officially involved once more and I am sure this year's festivities will be a credit to everyone who has given up so much of their spare time to make sure everyone will enjoy themselves and go home with lots of happy memories and a desire to return again next year.

So on behalf of the council, my wife Rubina and I would like to wish everyone a happy and enjoyable Lanimers.

Provost Mushtaq Ahmad JP