The Lanimer Committee is delighted to announce that Grace Abernethy has been selected as the Sashing Lady for this years Lanimer Celebrations. Grace will present Lord Cornet elect Gordon Jess with his sash on Monday 6th June 2016.
Grace moved to Lanark from Hamilton in 1959 when she met her husband Sandy. Grace now lives in Lithgow Way in Lanark after 30 years in Crossford where she was instrumental in setting up the local playgroup. Grace also played a large part visiting patients in St Marys Hopsital and worked in the shop there and still visits many people to this day. Grace is very involved in St Marys Church and is a lay reader and extraordinary minister of communion, as well as being seen behind the bar at many functions.
Grace also volunteers with the WRVS and in the St Andrew’s Hospice Shop, as well as volunteering as a classroom assistant in Kirkfieldbank Primary where she is known as ‘Mrs Grace’!
As a family, they have a long Lanimer history with members of the family being involved in the court and cousin John Armstrong being an ex Lord Cornet.
Congratulations Grace we hope you enjoy your year.
(Images courtesy of John Prior)