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Community Council announces this year’s Burgess Ticket recipients

Provost Ian McAllan and Frank Gunning presented last year’s awards. Photo courtesy of John Prior

The Royal Burgh of Lanark Community Council has revealed that nine people will receive a Burgess Ticket this year to recognise their achievements in the town.

The tradition was revived by the Community Council in 2013 and runs in partnership with The Lanark Website, which is used to collate votes easily and quickly. Nominations are then put forward to a judging panel for selection.

This year’s Burgess Ticket recipients are as follows: Robert Douglas, Jean Gardner, Gordon Gray, Marcella McLellan , Margo Murdoch, Robin Murdoch, Freda Parlett, Mary Ann Patrick and Billy Stonebanks.

Lanark’s latest group of Burgess Ticket holders will be formally presented with their ticket and a badge on Tuesday 11 September at Lanark Memorial Hall at 7pm for 7.30pm.