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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14th July 2018
Hamilton Park Racecourse, Hamilton
Hamilton Park have partnered with the Les Hoey Dreammaker Foundation Scotland to bring you a great family day out!

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Airdrie Fair Day
Airdrie Fair Day
30th June 2018
Airdrie
Airdrie Town Centre is the place to be when Airdrie's annual 'wee' Fair Day comes to town on Saturday 30th June!

Days Out Events you might like...

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20th June 2018
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Join the East Kilbride Libraries Team at Calderglen Country Park for their Little Red Riding Hood and Sports Day event on Wednesday 20th June!
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Family and Kids Events you might like...

Little Red Riding Hood and Sports Day
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Calderglen Country Park, East Kilbride
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East Kilbride Nostalgia Day
East Kilbride Nostalgia Day
20th June 2018
St Leonards Library, East Kilbride
Take a look back at the history of Scotland's biggest New Town when St Leonards Library hosts East Kilbride Nostalgia Day on June 20th!
Heritage Tots
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20th June 2018
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell
North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre's Heritage Tots sessions offer music, stories and crafts for pre-school children on the first and third Wednesday of every month during term time!

Food and Drink Events you might like...

East Kilbride Summer Fest
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23rd Jun 2018 - 24th Jun 2018
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Airdrie Fair Day
30th June 2018
Airdrie
Airdrie Town Centre is the place to be when Airdrie's annual 'wee' Fair Day comes to town on Saturday 30th June!
GinFall Festival Hamilton
GinFall Festival Hamilton
30th June 2018
The Town House Hamilton, Hamilton
Social and Cocktail bring the very first Hamilton Ginfall Festival to The Town House on Saturday 30th June 2018!

Gala Days Events you might like...

Airdrie Fair Day
Airdrie Fair Day
30th June 2018
Airdrie
Airdrie Town Centre is the place to be when Airdrie's annual 'wee' Fair Day comes to town on Saturday 30th June!
Biggar Agricultural Show
Biggar Agricultural Show
21st July 2018
Biggar
The annual Biggar Agricultural Show, being held on Saturday 21st July, is a great day out for the whole family!
Carbrain and Hillcrest Gala Day
Carbrain and Hillcrest Gala Day
11th August 2018
Saint Margaret of Scotland Primary and Nursery School, Cumbernauld
The annual Carbrain and Hillcrest Gala Day returns on Saturday 11th August, come along to St Margarets of Scotland Primary School with the family for a great day out!

Nights Out Events you might like...

Dirty Dusting
Dirty Dusting
21st June 2018
Motherwell Concert Hall and Theatre, Motherwell
Dirty Dusting at Motherwell Theatre is a heart warming feel-good comedy that will have you rolling in the aisles!
Ivan Drever
Ivan Drever
22nd June 2018
The Wee Gig, Abington
Join The Wee Gig on June 22nd for what promises to be an intimate evening with one of our finest Scottish folk talents, Ivan Drever!
Dirty Dancing & The Movies
Dirty Dancing & The Movies
22nd June 2018
Garfield House Hotel, Stepps
Join Garfield House Hotel on Friday 22nd June for a night at the movies - you are all guaranteed to have the 'time of our lives'!

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