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.

Junior Ride

The Lord Cornetsí Club held their inaugural Junior Ride Out on Saturday 31st May, when a group of young riders were able to ride some of the routes taken by the Lord Cornets during Lanimer Week.

Accompanied by Lord Cornet Brian Ross, Ex-Lord Cornet Iain McLauchlan and Mrs Mary Bryson, the riders left Lanark Racecourse and rode via Robiesland, the Lady Mary, Braxfield Road, Delves Park, Kirkfieldbank and Corehouse. They returned by the reverse route to the Racecourse two and a half hours later, on a day blessed with sunny weather. Each of the riders was then presented with a Riderís Badge and a Lanimer Medal.

The organiser of the event, Ex-Lord Cornet Bill Tennant, would like to thanks everyone who contributed to the success of the day. It is hoped that the Ride Out will be repeated again next year and become an integral part of the run up to Lanimer Week.

The photograph shows members of Lanark & Upperward Pony Club, with Lord Cornet Brian Ross and Ex-Lord Cornet Iain McLauchlan. Also present were Chairman of the Lanark Lanimer Committee, Mrs Sylvia Russell, and President of the Lord Cornetsí Club, Ex-Lord Cornet David Strachan.