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Fiona Cross named as Crowning Lady for 2019

Fiona Cross Crowning Lady

This year's Crowning Lady, Mrs Fiona Cross

Following a meeting of the selection committee, the Lanimer Committee have annouced that 2019's Crowning Lady will be Mrs Fiona Cross.

Fiona moved to Lanark in 1986 when she married Graham. She worked as an Occupational Therapist at Monteith House, Lanark social work department, before moving to work at Law Hospital in 1992. She transferred to Wishaw General in 2001 and has been Head of Occupational Therapy there since 2008.

Fiona became involved in Lanimers when she was working with Senna Hamilton and her son Iain (aged 2) participated in Senga’s lorry. After that Fiona (along with Graham, Iain and Eilidh) joined Senga and Jennifer Johnstone and their families with their yearly entries. Fiona met Gordon and Susan Jess and the Cross family became part of the G team as well.

Fiona returned to has been involved with 2nd Lanark Scout Group, leading one of the Beavers Sections for approximately 7 years.

Fiona has also been a great charity fund raiser over the years.

Fiona joined the Lanimer Committee in January 2004 when she joined the Silver Club Committee. She has held every position in the Silver Club from Convener to ‘mopper-upper’ and is still involved as Vice Convener. Fiona joined the Procession Committee to support Gordon Jess and was Vice Convener and Secretary.

She is still with the Procession Committee and as secretary is responsible for the admin associated with each Procession entry.

Fiona is thrilled to be chosen to crown Lanimer Queen elect Olivia Bell on the 6th of June 2019.

The Lanark Website would like to wish Fiona, Graham, Iain and Elidh a very Happy Lanimers and all the best for the year ahead.