News - Lanimer Celebrations

Digital Angel Radio Communications - Lanimer Celebrations

Digital Angel Radio Communications provided radio communication equipment for the annual Lanimer celebrations in Lanark, held during the week of 6th June to 13th June 2013.  As in previous years, we donated the use of the equipment to help with the safety and organising of the event. We are pleased to be able to assist  this long standing event again.

 

Lanimer history...........every June the town of Lanark holds its Lanimer celebrations. The festivities reach a high point on the Thursday of Lanimer week, when the town's schoolchildren parade in fancy dress with decorated vehicles,pipe bands, and a Lanimer Queen and her Court, who have been elected from local children.The Lanimer celebrations are based on King David 1 (r. 1124 - 1153) granting Lanark the status of Royal Burgh during his reign. A condition of the charter stated that the merchants of the town must inspect their March or boundary stones each year. Lanark claims to have carried out this duty every year since then, and the Land Marches became transformed over time into the annual Lanimer celebrations