Lanark Lanimer Week

A fantastic week of celebrations are planned 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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Blether & Friendship Club
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North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell
Come along for a good old fashioned blether at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre every Wednesday afternoon!
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Days Out Events you might like...

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Family and Kids Events you might like...

The McDougalls: Summer Sizzler
The McDougalls: Summer Sizzler
14th August 2018
Rutherglen Town Hall, Rutherglen
Don't miss an interactive show from Scotland’s 5 Star Children’s Theatre Company, The McDougalls, it's sure to put a sunny smile on the faces of weans and grown-ups alike!
Ed’s Lab Science Experiments
Ed’s Lab Science Experiments
14th August 2018
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Join us in Edward’s Lab at Chatelherault Country Park on Tuesdays over the Summer holidays for some fun science experiments!
Bookbug at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
Bookbug at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre
14th August 2018
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell
Free, fun and fantastic! North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre hold Bookbug sessions every Monday and baby Bookbug every Tuesday during term time!

Food and Drink Events you might like...

Yoga + Foraging Day Retreat
Yoga + Foraging Day Retreat
18th August 2018
Strength and Soul, Shotts
Strength and Soul are teaming up with Amy from Hipsters and Hobos to bring you a day of Yoga and Foraging on August 18th!
Strathaven Balloon Festival
Strathaven Balloon Festival
24th Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018
Strathaven
The annual Strathaven Balloon Festival takes place on the weekend of August 24th to 26th in Strathaven's John Hastie Park!
Chapelton Bike Ride & 5k Walk
Chapelton Bike Ride & 5k Walk
2nd September 2018
Chapelton
Chapelton Bike Ride returns to the village of Chapelton, near Newtonhill, promising a day of fun for all the family!

Gala Days Events you might like...

Strathaven Balloon Festival
Strathaven Balloon Festival
24th Aug 2018 - 26th Aug 2018
Strathaven
The annual Strathaven Balloon Festival takes place on the weekend of August 24th to 26th in Strathaven's John Hastie Park!
Bothwell Scarecrow Festival
Bothwell Scarecrow Festival
8th Sep 2018 - 16th Sep 2018
Bothwell
The Scarecrow Festival is back for 2018 in September with nine days packed full of fun things to do and see all over Bothwell!

Nights Out Events you might like...

51 Shades Of Maggie
51 Shades Of Maggie
16th August 2018
Lanark Memorial Hall, Lanark
51 Shades of Maggie returns to the stage this August starring the original Scottish Maggie, River City and Gary: Tank Commander star Leah MacRae!
Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham
Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham
17th August 2018
Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre, Motherwell
Enjoy an intimate evening at Motherwell Concert Hall celebrating over 30 years on the road with Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham!
Hotel California
Hotel California
17th Aug 2018 - 18th Aug 2018
East Kilbride Village Theatre, East Kilbride
Back by popular demand! Eagles tribute, Hotel California, will perform their spectacular new critically acclaimed show at East Kilbride Village Theatre!

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