Kirkin’ of the Lord Cornet Elect

Sunday – The Kirkin’ of the Lord Cornet Elect in St Nicholas Parish Church.

Although not ‘new’ this aspect of Lanimer Week is of relatively recent origin dating to 1951 when the Lord Cornets’ Club initiated this ceremony. It consists of participants assembling in Lanark Memorial Hall at 11.40 a.m. and then marching in procession to St. Nicholas Parish Church for a service commencing at noon. After the service the procession re-assembles and proceeds to Hope Street where some short speeches are made before the assembled group disbands. There are various functions in the town thereafter but none of these are official events albeit that some are hosted by those involved in some official capacity during the year.


Bands in the High Street


Lord Cornet and supporters


Lord Cornets and other dignitaries on the steps of the County Buildings, Hope Street.