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.

That'll be shining bright!

At a Lanimer Committee meeting on 26 March 1958, Mr C. K. Wells announced that Messrs. J. and D. Hilston would be making a gift to the Lanimer Committee of a sceptre and sword for use in Lanimer celebrations. The Committee received the gifts 'with acclamation', and they made their first appearance on Lanimer Day in June 1959. The Lanimer Queen that year was Janina McLintock from Kirkfieldbank Junior Secondary School.

Jane Pillans arranged and donated the restoration and cleaning of the Lanimer Sceptre, this year, to coincide with the silver anniversary of her own crowning as Lanimer Queen. The work was undertaken by McKellar's, Jeweller. That such specialist knowledge and expertise was required to carry out the task is a mark of the quality of this part of the Lanimer Regalia, and the esteem in which the Hilston family held the Royal Burgh of Lanark and its historical celebrations . We hope the Lanimer Sceptre will 'shine' for many more years to come and that the Sceptre Bearer, Mark Young from Kirkfieldbank, will long remember his role in its presentation, this year, to our Lanimer Queen, Jenna McLellan.