Lanark Lanimer Week

A fantastic week of celebrations are planned between the 2nd and 8th June of 2019 for the annual Lanark Lanimer Week... one of Scotland's oldest traditions!

Lanark Lanimer Week

About Lanark Lanimer Week

The Lanimer Celebration has been held in Lanark on the Thursday between the sixth and twelfth days of June annually since the year 1140.

Sunday: The Kirkin'
Lanark Lanimer week begins on Sunday with the Kirkin' of the Lord Cornet Elect. The day starts with a procession of the Lord Cornets Club and other town groups down the High Street to St Nicholas Parish Church - where a 'combined churches' service is held to 'Kirk' the Cornet Elect.

Monday: The Marches
Monday sees the Perambulation of the Marches - where the Lord Cornet Elect begins the historic task of checking the March Stones. Starting at 6pm in Hope Street, the Lord Cornet and ex-Lord Cornets lead a crowd of thousands of 'birk' carrying Lanarkians and visitors on the 7km route around the towns northern boundary.

Highlights of the evening include the traditional scramble in the Mouse at Leechford, the evening equestrian procession and the installation of the Lord Cornet at the Shifting of the Standard Ceremony at Lanark Cross.

Tuesday: Lord Cornet's Offical Ride Out
The Lord Cornets Ride Out takes place on the Tuesday afternoon of Lanimer week - where the town welcomes numerous visiting Principals and other Equestrians to take part in a ride around Lanark.

Thursday: Lanimers Day
Thursday sees the 'Big Day' - Lanimer Day has arrived and Lanark hosts one of the largest processions in the United Kingdom. Numerous Lanimer 'Lorries' (floats) - and a cast of over a thousand school children take to the streets to take part in the Lanimer Queens State Procession, led by the Lord Cornet and marching bands. Lanark's 'Lorries' are renowned for their creativity, scale and in many cases the use of thousands of hand crafted paper flowers.

The climax of the Lanimer Procession is the Crowning of the Lanimer Queen (chosen from a local school on a rota) in front of Her Court - crowned by the Crowning Lady under the watchful gaze of Lanark's statue of William Wallace.

Lanimer day comes to a thrilling finale when the massed bands play a stirring selection of music in the Evening Spectacular at Lanark Cross. From massed pipes and drums, rousing Silver bands, to a Lone piper - Lanark's own evening Tattoo has it all!

Friday: Lanimer Queens Reception
The Lanimer Queens Reception takes place on the Friday evening, where Lanimer entrants perform music, dance and variety acts for the Lanimer Queen in the Lanark Memorial Hall.

Saturday: Lanimer Ball
The Lord Cornets Lanimer Ball takes place on the Saturday evening of Lanimer week and provides a glorious finale to the weeks festivities. With nearly 400 attending a good night is had by all, with dancing into the wee hours of the morning!

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for Lanark Lanimer Week are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

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