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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.

Lord Cornet's Declaration

Chairman, Ladies and Gentlemen,

As Standard Bearer for this Royal and Ancient Burgh of Lanark, duly appointed and invested with the sash of office, I have the honour to report that, as charged, I have on this day and on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday last, in the presence of many witnesses, inspected the March Stones of the Royal Burgh in these places - The March Stone at Mouse Mill Brig, The March Stone in the River Mouse at Glenburnie, the March Stone in the lands of Glenburnie, the three March Stones in the lands of Jerviswood, The March Stone at Oakwood, the March Stone at Leechford, The March Stone up-river from Leechford, the March Stone in the lands of Bonnington.

Further, I have inspected the limits of the Marches along the highway, formerly the old Roman road from Lanark, to the boundary through Huntlyhill Mains Farm, from thence along the highway past the Turning of the Staff to Lanark Racecourse and from the Racecourse to the Cross at Lanark. I have the honour to report that none of these stones has been molested and that there has been no interference with the ancient boundaries of the Royal Burgh and that I have duly discharged my duties in this respect.

Geoff Smith, Lord Cornet of the Royal and Ancient Burgh of Lanark, on this day, 10 June 2010