Lanimer Court Selection 2018


Would your child like a chance to take a major roll in our historic celebrations?

Application forms for the 2018 Lanimer Court have now been issued to our local schools and should be returned by the 18th December 2017.

This year, the 2018 Lanimer Queen will be selected from S1 of Lanark Grammar School. Applicants for the Lanimer Queens role MUST live within 3 miles of the front door of St Nicholas Church.

The full allocation of court characters to schools is as follows;

Lanark Grammar:

Lanimer Queen (S1)

2 x Chief Maids (S1)

2 x Ladies in Waiting (S1)

1 x Champion

1 x Fist Lord

1 x Second Lord

4 x Outriders


Kirkfieldbank Primary

2 x Ladies in Waiting (P7)

1 x Crown Bearer (P7)

1 x Proclamation Bearer (P7)


New Lanark Primary

2 x Ladies in Waiting (P7)

2 x Heralds (P7)

2 x Page Boys (P2)


St Mary’s Primary

2 x Ladies in Waiting (P7)

2 x Yeomen (P7)


Lanark Primary

2 x Ladies in Waiting (P7)

1 x Sword Bearer


Robert Owen Memorial Primary

2 x Ladies in Waiting (P7)

1 x Sceptre Bearer


For application forms and further details on requirements – please see the following links;

1 – Lanimer Court – General Conditions for Consent (2018)

2 – Lanimer Queen Consent Form 2018

3 – Lanimer Court Consent Form (Girl) 2018

4 – Lanimer Court Consent Form (Boy) 2018 


Should you have any queries on the above or on any of the documentation issued from the schools, please email;

Lanark Lanimer Review 2017

The Lanimer Committe is delighted to announce the release of our new publication “The Lanimer Review”.

On sale today, priced at ONLY £2.

Published to coincide with the Illuminated Lanimer Winter Parade, this full colour brochure provides all the information you need on the programme of the Winter Parade, whilst looking back on Lanimer events throughout 2017 in over 100 stunning photos.

In what we hope will become an annual publication, “The Lanimer Review” also lists the winners of the various Lanimer Competions through Lanimer week and beyond – from Lanimer lorries to Decorated Houses to the Lanark Trail Festival Lanimer Cups

The Lanimer Publicity sub committee would like to thank all the credited photographers for their contributions in this colourful display of our annual Celebrations.

Thanks also go to the local traders who are selling the brochures from TODAY;

Fringes, WH Smith, Brooks, Jacks the Ironmonger, Feenans and the Ladyacre (Esso) Garage.

Grab your copy today!

Illuminated Lanimer Winter Parade

Come along and join us for our annual Illuminated Lanimer Winter Parade on the 24th November 2017.

Now in its third year, the Lanimer Committee are again proud to deliver this event in support of the ‘Late Night Lanark’ Christmas shopping evening.

Starting from Bannantyne Street at 6.45pm, this years parade promises to be bigger and better than ever!

Heading up our Parade will be our Lanimer Queen Niamh Jopp, accompanied by her Chief Maids.

We are delighted that 8 of our Lanimer entrants will once again parade down Lanark High Street, this time illuminated as you have never seen them before!

A number of our entries have also carefully preserved their Lanimer Lorries – which will take to the streets adorned with lights.

Musical entertainment will be provided by Lanark & District Pipe Band, Newmains Silver Band, The Beats of Brazil and from various other musicians traveling on our Festive Lanimer Carriage.

Santa will make an appearance too, before jetting back to the north pole to finish his preparations for Christmas. Make sure you pop down to the Tollbooth area to meet some his Reindeer.

Please come along see our spectacular parade and get some early Christmas shopping from our wonderful local shops done too!

We look forward to seeing you there!

(Photo courtesy of John Prior)

Lanark Lanimer Committee AGM 2017

The Annual General Meeting of the Lanark Lanimer Committee took place on Wednesday 25th October in the Harry Smith Complex, Lanark.

The following Office Bearer, Convener and Non-Executive appointments were made.

Office Bearers

  • Chairman
    • Ex-Lord Cornet John Dickman
  • Vice Chairman
    • Ex-Lord Cornet Kenny Lean
  • Hon. Secretary
    • Molly M. Cumming
  • Hon. Treasurer
    • Paul Brien
  • Past Chairman
    • Loraine Swan

Sub Committees

  • Archivist / Brochure / Publicity
    • Convener
      • Ex-Lord Cornet Gordon Gray
  • Bands / Tattoo
    • Convener
      • Ex-Lord Cornet David Murdoch
  • Castlebank / Children’s Treats / Lowland Games
    • Convener
      • John S. Clarkson
  • Collections / Fundraising / Patrons
    • Convener
      • Ex-Lord Cornet Kenny Lean
  • Commentator / Cross / Judges / Procession
    • Convener
      • Loraine Swan
  • Court / Transport
    • Convener
      • Karen Brown
  • Marches / Police Liaison
    • Convener
      • Ross Fitzgerald
  • Reception
    • Convener
      • Alan Boyd
  • Silver Club
    • Convener
      • Janet Aitken

Non Executive

  • Critic
    • Margaret Scott

Anna Lumsden

It is with great sadness that the Lanark Lanimer Committee has to announce that Anna Lumsden, a longstanding and Emeritus member of the Committee, passed away this morning.

Anna was also Sashing Lady in 1991, when she sashed Lord Cornet Robin Aitken, and Crowning Lady in 2008, when she crowned Sarah Smith from Robert Owen Memorial Primary School.

Her funeral will take place on Monday 9th October, 10:15am at South Lanarkshire Crematorium in Blantyre, and 12 Noon at Greyfriars Parish Church in Lanark.

A retiring collection will be taken for the work of Cancer Research UK.

Our thoughts and prayers are with Jack, Kandi and Kirsty at this sad time.

Lanark Trail Festival

In partnership with South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture, the Lanark Lanimer Committee reintroduced presentation of the Glasgow and Edinburgh Lanimer Cups, and donated the Junior Lanimer Cups, as part of the Lanark Trail Festival held at Lanark Racecourse on Sunday 6th August.

The Glasgow Lanimer Cup was presented to Douglas Roberts, the Male Winner of the 10K Race, by Loraine Swan, the Chairperson of the Lanark Lanimer Committee.

The Edinburgh Lanimer Cup was presented to Joanne Clark, the Female Winner of the 10K Race, by Lord Cornet Iain Hughes.

The Junior Lanimer Cups were presented to the Male and Female Winners in the 800m Race by Lanimer Queen Niamh Jopp. The Male Winner was Sandy Barr, and the Female Winner was Florence Pendriech.

Races were also held over 50m for a Toddler Dash (Winner – Hamish Currie), 100m (Male – Michael Smith, Female – Olivia Wilson), 200m (Male – John Frood, Female – Neve Kemp) and 400m (Male – Harrison Pierce, Female – Chloe O’Neil).

Ex-Lord Cornet John Barrie

It is with sadness that The Lord Cornets’ Club have to announce that Ex-Lord John Barrie, Lord Cornet in 1977, passed away this morning.

His Funeral Service will take place on Wednesday 16th August at 1:30pm in St Nicholas Parish Church, Lanark.

House Decorations Thank You

The Lanark Lanimer Committee would like to thank everyone for their house decorations during Lanimer Week 2017, which were very much appreciated.

Lanimer Week Results 2017

Motorised Large Pageant
First – Forever Neverland – Kilninie Club
Second – Pirates of The Clyde – The Broons

Motorised Small Pageant
First – Regally Royal – New Lanark Primary School
Second – Lanimer Bake Off – Pebble Patch

Non-Motorised Large Pageant
First – Mad About Alice – St Mary’s Primary School
Second – LanimAIR – Lanark Primary School PTA
Third – It’s A Small World – Robert Owen Memorial Primary School

Non-Motorised Small Pageant
First – Dragons Lair – Freda & Friends
Second – Bay City Bakers – Border Biscuits & Friends

Costume Pageant Large
First – Rock n Toll – Little People Nursery
Second – #KFB – Emojis – Kirkfieldbank Community

Fancy Dress
First – Puppy Power – Dr David Tollan & Friends
Second – Soup or Mario – Mr John & Mr James Tollan

First – Ghostbusters, Bowrie Gang

First – Flower Power, CCI Scotland & Friends

Motorised Small Tableau
First – Beyond The Barricade, Ian’s Gang

Wallace Shield Overall Open Class
Winner – Beyond The Barricade – Ian’s Gang

Vancouver Shield Overall Schools Class
Winner – Mad About Alice – St Mary’s Primary School

Silver Bell Trophy Most Outstanding in Procession
Winner – LanimAIR – Lanark Primary School Lanimer Committee

Best Decorated House
First – Jay Parker – Outrider
Second – Mackenzie Curran – Proclamation Bearer
Joint Third – Teri Weir – Lady in Waiting
Clare Turley – Flower Girl

Best Decorated Street
First – Muirglen
Second – Smyllum House & Greenlady Walk

Best Decorated Shop
First – Vintache
Second – Jacks The Ironmongers
Third – Visit Scotland

Lanimer Court Window Displays

Why not take advantage of the lovely weather this afternoon for a stroll around this year’s fabulous Lanimer Court shop window displays.

Dresses of various Ladies of the Court are now on display in and around the High Street and surrounding roads. Our Official portraits of the Lanimer Principals and Gentlemen of the Court are also on display too.

Here is a suggested route to make sure you don’t miss any of the displays;

Starting at JAN’s HAIRDRESSERS in the Wellgate heading towards the High Street stopping at GOLD N’ SILVER, turn left towards the Castlegate for HELEN R’S. Cross over to JACKS THE IRONMONGERS, then around the back of the church to ALJ (2 dresses).

Then up the High Street on the left side, first stop RE-STORE, then CURTAIN AND BLINDS, BROOKS, SOLELY TEMPTED, the former CHEQUE CENTRE (Principals Portraits), FLOWER OF SCOTLAND then onto M&CO (2 dresses). Moving on up the High Street stopping at ST ANDREWS shop then up into St Leonard Street to BOUTIQUE BABY, MEZZA HAIR (Gentlemen of the Court Portraits) then back down to the High Street to OXFAM for this year’s Lanimer Queen Elect Niamh.

The Lanimer Court and Publicity Sub Committees would like to give a massive thank you to all the shops who have given up their own displays for the week to help showcase this glamorous, traditional aspect of our Celebrations!