Lanark Lanimer Week celebrations on the horizon
The local community turns out for a busy Lanimer Day Procession in 2015
Lanark Lanimer Day is an ancient celebration held within the Royal Burgh of Lanark on the Thursday between the Sixth and Twelfth days of June annually since the year 1140.
In the past these celebrations have been referred to under several names – Landemuir day, landemuris, Landmarches, Ryding of the Merches, etc. All are versions or corruptions of Land Marches. When the Crown established Royal Burghs, as part of the contract, the burgesses of the town had to examine the march stones every year and report that all was well or ill according to what they found. The checking of Lanark’s March Stones is the source of today’s much expanded celebrations. 2019's celebrations will take place from Sunday 2nd to Saturday 8th June.
If you are unable to attend Lanimer Week's celebrations, you can tune in live on the new Lanark Live Webcam for a view of the High Street.
A summary of the celebrations includes:
Sunday 2nd June
Kirkin’ of the Lord Cornet Elect (12 Noon - St Nicholas Parish Church)
Monday 3rd June
Perambulation of the Marches (6pm - Sherrif Court, Hope Street)
Dancing Display - Celia Orr Dance School (6.45pm - Lanark Cross)
Shifting of the Burgh Standard Ceremony (8.15pm - Lanark Cross)
Tuesday 4th June
Official Ride Out (4.30pm - From Delves Park)
Thursday 6th June
LANIMER DAY - click here for full list of timings (Morning Procession from 10am, Crowning Ceremony - 11.45am, Evening Spectacular - 5.15pm)
Friday 7th June
Children’s Treats & Lowland Games (12.30pm - Castlebank Park)
Lanimer Queen’s Reception (7pm - Lanark Memorial Hall)
Saturday 8th June
Lanimer Ball (7pm - Lanark Agricultural Centre - ticket required)