Photographer's Note

Another picture from the Lanimer Day Procession in Lanark, this time of another tuba player.

A tradition which has been celebrated in Lanark for over 800 years, Lanimer Day falls on the Thursday between the 6th and 12th June (General Elections permitting!) Don't ask why, its just "aye been". Lanimer Day is the highlight of the week's celebrations, and for many, the culmination of months of inspiration, application and perspiration. Schools are closed, grown ups are off work and the pubs are open early. The Procession is huge, the children excited and tired, the adults tired and emotional! The Bands now play all day, and Castlebank Park is jam packed with people and attractions day and night. Lanarkians love Lanimers!

Many towns in the Scottish Borders have "Gala Days" but one sure way of upsetting a Lanarkian is to ask him or her about their "gala day" - because Lanark does not have a gala day, it has "Lanimers"!

Photo Information
Viewed: 1969
Points: 36
Additional Photos by John Cannon (tyro) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1968 W: 428 N: 7559] (30161)
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