KENNY DOUGLAS has been chosen Lord Cornet 2006. He is 34 years old and has lived in Lanark for almost 20 years. He is a former pupil of Lanark Grammar School.
As a young man himself he is very in touch with the youth issues in the town and as such is very involved in various organisations. One of these is ICE (Independent Community Entertainment) which he was instrumental in setting up in 1999. This group offers young performers the opportunity to go on stage or experience any aspect of amateur theatre. Kenny is also a founding member of STYL (Support Team for Young Lanark), and represents them on the Lanark Town Group. He has been an active member of Lanark Panto Club for more years than he cares to remember and is now working, as director, with Lanark Amateur Musical Society (LAMS). Kenny has previously been an active member of ‘The Crazy Gang’ during many Lanimer processions, only straying a few times to help with ICE lorries, and putting out a disastrous entry in the early 90’s!
As a serving member of the Royal Burgh of Lanark Community Council he has been elected to sub-committees dealing with youth issues and public awareness. Kenny works with South Lanarkshire Council’s Youth Learning Services, having worked with Street Level in Carluke and assisting in the setting up of Lanark Universal Connections. He is now based with Universal Connections at the Key in East Kilbride.
In between all this, he is finding time to work towards a BA in Community Education at Strathclyde University (currently on placement with community regeneration in Cambuslang), to add to his earlier HND from Bell College. Kenny considers his appointment as an honour and will fulfil his duties with pride and enthusiasm.