Lanimer Court 2020 Selected

Following a very busy day, last Thursday, the Lanimer Committee is delighted to announce the full list of selections for the 2020 Lanimer Court as follows,


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Lanimer Queen Elect 2020 – Lacey Homes

Lanimer Queen Elect, Lacey Holmes
Chief Maid, Ellis Clark
Chief Maid, Molly Kilday
Lady in Waiting, Samantha Pratt
Lady in Waiting, Lauryn Hunter
Outrider, Lewis Hannah
Crown Bearer, Ben Parker
Sceptre Bearer, Alex Orr
Outrider, Christopher Waugh
Outrider, Jamie Dickie
Page, Jayden Girvan
Page, Billy Doak

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Robert Owen Memorial Primary School Court Members


Lady in Waiting, Zara Maclean
Lady in Waiting, Lara Gourlay
Lady in Waiting, Addi Jopp
Sword Bearer, Archie Hamilton
Herald, Dillon West
Herald, Kenzie Sethi

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Lanark Primary School Court Members


Lady in Waiting, Kaylah Graham
Lady in Waiting, Katrina Finlay
The Champion, MacKenzie Curran
2nd Lord, Travis Horn
Outrider, Aaron Millar
1st Lord, Thomas Ratcliffe

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Lanark Grammar School Court Members


Lady in Waiting, Emma Gray
Lady in Waiting, Winter Holdsworth
Proclamation Bearer, Cailean Young

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St Mary’s Primary School Court Members


Yeoman, Kade Mannering
Yeoman, Rhys Fleming

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Kirkfieldbank Primary School Court Members


Lady in Waiting, Lana Steele
Lady in Waiting, Teigan Hill
Lady in Waiting, Alex Anderson

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New Lanark Primary School Court Members

Beatrice Clark of Stanmore House School will be this years Flower Bearer.

The Lanimer Committee would like to congratulate everyone on their selection.

We are sure you will all have a fantastic time and a very HAPPY LANIMERS!

(all photos courtesy of Mr John Prior)

Lanimer Court Applications 2020

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Lanimer Day 2019 -photo courtesy of Deejay Neilson

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

Application forms for the 2020 Lanimer Court have now been issued to our local schools and should be returned by Thursday 19th December 2019.

This year, the 2020 Lanimer Queen** will be selected from P7 of Robert Owen Memorial Primary School. 

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The Lanimer Queen’s Crown – photo by Deejay Neilson

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

Robert Owen Memorial Primary School:

Lanimer Queen** (P7)

2 x Chief Maids (P7)

2 x Ladies in Waiting (P7)

1 x Crown Bearer (P7)

1 x Proclamation Bearer (P7)

2 x Page Boys (P2)

Lanark Grammar:

1 x Champion

2 x Ladies in Waiting (S1)

1 x First Lord

1 x Second Lord

4 x Outriders

Kirkfieldbank Primary School

2 x Ladies in Waiting (P7)

P7 Boys:  2 x Yeomen

New Lanark Primary School

2 x Ladies in Waiting (P7)

P7 Boy: Sword Bearer

Lanark Primary School

2 x Ladies in Waiting (P7)

P7 Boy: Sceptre Bearer 

St Mary’s Primary School

2 x Ladies in Waiting (P7)

P7 Boys:  2 x Heralds

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

1 – General Consent & Information

2 – Lanimer Queen Consent Form

3 – Gentlemen of the Court Consent Form

4 – Ladies of the Court Consent Form

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

**Applicants for the Lanimer Queens role MUST live within a boundary from 3 miles of the front door of St Nicholas Parish Church, an approximate illustration of this boundary can be viewed HERE.

ALL addresses for applications for the 2020 Lanimer Queen role will be checked against this boundary.

Illuminated Lanimer Winter Parade 2019

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Lanimers!

Tonight’s Fifth Illuminated Lanimer Winter Parade will see over 20 individual groups / band / performers take part in our biggest Winter Parade yet!

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2018 Winter Parade, photo by Deejay Neilson

6 of our fantastic Lanimer Lorries from our fabulous 2019 Lanimer Day Procession will return, with a bit of added sparkle from some illuminations.

Please try to arrive early so you can explore the many shops and local business open as part of ‘Late Night Lanark’ with many offering special festive offers and treats.

Full details of the parade running order are available in the Lanimer Review Brochure – on sale at the kiosk in Tesco and Morrisons, as well as at the Tollbooth. All funds from the £3 cover price goes directly into next years Lanimer events.

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Lanimer Review 2019 – On sale now, only £3

Some important safety information as follows;

Spectators should note that the High Street will only be closed to traffic for the duration of the Parade (from 6.45pm till route is clear).

Roads will be OPEN AS NORMAL outwith the parade duration, and spectators should take appropriate care selecting a vantage point in advance of the parade.

Can we remind everybody to please NOT PARK in Alston’s Yard, opposite the Esso petrol Station in Ladyacre road.

Access will be required to the Lanimer Shed for the movement of Lanimer Lorries before and after the parade, it it is VERY important that this access is available from after 5pm this evening

Suggested Car Parking locations are as follows;

Braidfute Retail Park,
South Vennel (both in Bernards Wynd at at the South Lanarkshire Council Offices),
North Vennel,
Tesco (Gallowhill Road),
Morrisons (St Vincent Place),
South Lanarkshire Leisure (Thomas Taylor Ave.)

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Lanimer Winter Parade Route 2019 & Parking Locations

Please ensure you allow plenty time if traveling by car as we anticipate high traffic volumes as there is also an event taking place in the Lanark Memorial Hall this evening.

We hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable evening and a very #merrylanimers !

Lanimers 2019 – A Message of Thanks

Dear Editor,

Lanark Lanimer Committee and its Chairperson, Mr John Dickman thank everyone involved in this year’s Lanimer celebrations, particularly Lord Cornet Ian Douglas, Lanimer Queen Olivia Bell, Crowning Lady Mrs Fiona Cross and Sashing Lady Vicki Gault, all of whom carried out their duties with the dignity. We were delighted also to have excellent representation from the Lord Lieutenant and her staff . Our entrants gave us another outstanding Lanimer Procession, with the Lanimer Court showing dignity and elegance and the bands providing excellent performances.

SLC’s Land Services and Roads and Transport Department staff worked through all weathers thrown at them to ensure sterling service throughout the week. Police Scotland, including the Mounted Branch, was a welcome feature during the week. Under the guidance of Inspector Ross McCallum the handling of the safety of all attending the week’s celebrations was paramount yet relatively unobtrusive. St Andrews First Aid and the Red Cross provided reassuring support, and provided help for the few, thankfully minor, incidents for which their expertise was required.

Celia Orr’s dancers braved some horrendous weather to present their skilful routines for Monday evening’s crowd prior to the evening’s main ceremony. The arrival of all those who had braved the torrential rain which followed them round the Marches was true testament to the stalwart tradition of Lanark to meet its annual historical commitment. Somehow, the rain held off through the ceremony, as the Chair of the Lanimer Committee confirming Ian Douglas as Lord Cornet for 2019.

The expertise of Lanark Floral Art Club was on show through the bouquets for the Court ladies. Shopkeepers, residents and court families provided added colour by decorating houses, shops and gardens, for competition or simply for that Lanimer ambience.

Special thanks go to McKellar’s, Jewellers, for their gift to the Lanimer Queen; to Ross of Lanark for use of their facilities prior to processions and for use of tractors on Lanimer Day. Morrison’s provided great support with its water stop for everyone in the procession, with Bake ‘n’ Butty backing up that service to the procession. Tesco and Tariq, provided drinks and snacks for the children’s Friday afternoon events. The generosity of businesses supporting the building of Lanimer entries, displaying court dresses, advertising in the Lanimer brochure, and selling brochures, draws together this list of generous support throughout our celebrations. Special thanks, this year, go to Mrs Margaret Hodge and Mrs Jean Gagnon (Ontario) for their amazing donation of a new ‘Lanimer Carpet’ for the Crowning ceremony at the Cross, in memory of their mother the late Mrs Christina Findlater.

The Lanimer Committee is indebted to the landowners within whose properties and policies our March Stones sit, allowing us to make our annual boundary check, unbroken since 1140AD. Just over 950 braved the full perambulation route in sometimes torrential rain.

Ms Helen McCall joined us again as our official Critic. We look forward to her observations. The Official Collections raised just under £2000, adding to the generous support of supporters of the Silver Club, Patrons Scheme and the Lanimer Brochure, all proceeds of which will go to Lanimer Funds for 2020. The New Lanark Village Group hosted the Official Rideout stop, presenting the Loving Cup to the Lanimer Queen-elect on another evening of torrential rain, with the horse chases cancelled.The Air Cadets turned out smartly for all their duties in the Lanimer Procession. We thank them – and all of the above-mentioned – for their valued contributions, services and generous support provided throughout Lanimer Week.

As we begin to plan for 2020 we wish our principals a well-deserved year in their historic roles. To all acknowledged above, and to anyone we may have missed, inadvertently, we say, ‘Thank You’, once again – and invite you to put in your diary the week surrounding Thursday 11 June 2020, for another spectacular Lanimer celebration, and in the hope of kinder weather…

Molly Cumming, Honorary Secretary

Lanimer Brochure 2019 Now on Sale

The Lanimer Committee is delighted to announce that the 2019 Lanimer Brochure is now on sale.

Crammed full of articles, photos and all the details you need to know for Lanimer Week from the Lanimer Procession order to the map of Decorated houses, this is a MUST have publication for Lanimer Week.

Following the success of last years format change, we have included even MORE photos including; all the official portraits of the Lanimer Principals, Court and many, many photos of past Lanimers

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Lanimer Brochure 2019 – On Sale Now!

.Still priced at ONLY £3 – the 72 Page 55th Edition of the Brochure is on sale at the following outlets around the town;

– D. W. Newsagents
– Feenans
– Gibby’s
– Helen R. Beauty
– Jacks The Ironmongers
– Jane & Senga Hair Design
– Ladyacre (Ross’) Garage
– Morrison’s
– Nisa Today
– Post Office
– Riverside Store Kirkfieldbank
– RS McColls
– Sweet Occasions 
– Tariqs (Londis)
– W.H. Smith

The brochure can also be purchased online at the following link;…/Lanark-Lanimer-Brochu…/192919569577

The Lanimer Committee would like to thank all the above shops for their continued support selling our annual Brochure.

Further thanks go to all the local shops, businesses and organisations who purchased advertising space this years Brochure whose contribution goes a very long way to helping our event take place!

Lanimer Equestrian Events 2019 Registration

To ensure that the Lord Cornets’ Club can effectively manage the safety of all riders during the 2019 Lanimer Week Equestrian Events – it is a mandatory requirement that ALL riders are registered with the Club and that they hold adequate riders insurance for the various events.

Registration is FREE via the online form below. Please ensure that all fields are completed prior to submission.

A route map of the Official Lanimer Ride out is available here.

A route map of the Lord Cornet’s Lanimer Day Afternoon Ride out is available here. 

All riders participating in our equestrian events must read and be familiar with our risk assessment summary, which is available here.

The deadline for registrations is Sunday 26th May

Please note that NO registrations will be accepted after this date.

The Rothesbank to Lee Castle Lodge Canter – Lanimer Rideout 2018. Photo courtesy of John Durham




Lanimer Equestrian Events 2019 (Please select)

I confirm I have read and accepted the Lord Cornets' Club Risk Assessment for the above Equestrian activities and that I will abide by the ride Code of Conduct, including the dress code. I confirm that I am in good health and I am a suitably competent rider to take part in the above activities

Safe Oot, Safe In!  

From all of the Members of the Lord Cornets’ Club and Lanimer Committee

Sashing Lady 2019 Announced as Mrs Vicki Gault

The Lanimer Committee is delighted to announce that the Sashing Lady for 2019 will be Mrs Vicki Gault.

Lord Cornet Elect Ian Douglas and 2019 Sashing Lady Mrs Vicki Gault

Vicki has assisted in many organisations over the years some of them being;

– St Nicholas Sunday School
– The Kilninie Club
– Dancerite
– Greyfriars Holiday Club 
– Numerous Coffee Mornings and Burns Suppers
– Both Senior and junior sections of Lanark Panto Club
– Lanark Panto Club was involved in both Junior and Senior Panto
– Captain of 1st Lanark Boys Brigade

Vicki is also a STEM ambaassador for Wishaw Battalion (promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

First involved in Lanimers in 1972 in Nursery entry. A parent of Court member 3 years in a row, Vicki joined the Lanimer Committee in 2012 and has assisted with Court, Procession, Marches, Illuminated Winter Parade and is now involved in the Judges.

Vicki was part of a team with her good friend the late Anne Thomson who through catering events raised thousands of pounds for local groups and charities some of these being The Cornets Club, Lanark and District Pipe Band, Greyfriars Church, Capability Scotland and Paradventures

Lanimer Brochure 2019 Advertising

Following the success of the 2018 Lanimer Brochure (the first Lanimer Brochure to be prepared entirely in house by the Lanimer Publicity Sub-Committee), the Lanimer Committee is pleased to offer sales of adverts within the 2019 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 2019 Lanimer Brochure will be on sale from the 18th 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) @ £95
  • Inside Rear Cover @ £400

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.

To allow for page setting & development of the 2019 Brochure – ALL ADVERTS MUST BE PAID BY MARCH 29th

Should you wish to advertise in our 2019 Brochure, please fill out the online form below;


Lanimer Brochure Advert (Please select)

I acknowledge that full payment of adverts by 29th March 2019 is required to ensure inclusion in the Brochure

Crowning Lady 2019 Selected

The Lanimer Committee are delighted to announce that following a meeting of the selection committee that this years Crowning Lady will be Mrs Fiona Cross.

Fiona moved to Lanark in 1986 when she married  Graham. She worked as an Occupational Therapist at Monteith House, Lanark social work department, before moving to work at Law Hospital in 1992. She transferred to Wishaw General in 2001 and has been Head of Occupational Therapy there since 2008.

Fiona became involved in Lanimers, when she was working with Senna Hamilton and her son Iain (aged 2) participated in Senega’s lorry. After that Fiona (along with Graham, Iain and Eilidh) joined Senga and Jennifer Johnstone and their families with their yearly entries. Fiona met Gordon and Susan Jess and the Cross family became part of the G team as well.

Fiona returned to has been involved with  2nd Lanark Scout Group, leading one of the Beavers Sections for approximately 7 years.

Fiona has also been a great charity fund raiser over the years.

Fiona joined the Lanimer Committee in January 2004 when she joined the Silver Club Committee. She has held every position in the Silver from Convener to ‘mopper-upper’ and is still involved as Vice Convener. Fiona joined the Procession Committee to support Gordon Jess and was Vice Convener and Secretary.

She is still with the Procession Committee and as secretary is responsible for the admin associated  with each Procession entry.

Fiona is thrilled to be chosen to crown Lanimer Queen elect Olivia Bell on the 6th of June.

We wish Fiona,  Graham, Iain and  Elidh a happy year ahead and a very Happy Lanimers!

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Lanimer Court 2019 Selections

The Lanimer Committee is pleased to announce the full line up of the 2019 Lanimer Court as follows;

St Mary’s Primary School

Lanimer Queen Elect, Olivia Bell
Chief Maids, Aoife Hall
Chief Maid, Keira Wilson
Lady in Waiting, Rachel Matthew
Lady in Waiting, Katie Semple
Page, Shay Graham
Page, Finn McQuoney
Crown Bearer, Calum Hall
Proclamation Bearer, Mario Cucco

Robert Owen Memorial Primary School

Sword Bearer, Lewis Simpson
Lady in Waiting, Rebecca MacMillan
Lady in Waiting, Alishia Forgie

New Lanark Primary School

Yeoman, Ryan Gardiner
Yeoman, Harry Miller
Lady in Waiting, Aimee Seeley
Lady in Waiting, Skye Fordyce

Lanark Grammar School

Lady in Waiting, Carys Dickie
Lady in Waiting, Daisy May Stewart Brown
Champion, Jay Parker
1st Lord, Austyn Craig
2nd Lord, MacKenzie Curran
Outrider, Travis Horn
Outrider, Thomas Ratcliffe
Outrider, Aaron Millar
Outrider, Cameron Hunter

Lanark Primary School

Lady in Waiting, Eilidh Wallace
Lady in Waiting, Erin Trainor
Sceptre Bearer, Calum Jamieson
Herald, Ewan Dearden
Herald, Mark Young

Kirkfieldbank Primary School

Lady in Waiting, Emily Gordon
Lady in Waiting, Tia Gray

Stanmore House School

Flower Bearer, Beatrice Clark

A HUGE congratulations to all involved, we hope you all have a fantastic time and a very Happy Lanimers!

The Lanimer Committee and Lanimer Court Sub Committee would like to thank all of our local schools for their support and assistance in today’s selection process and to thank all the young people of our town for their help, support and enthusiasm today too!