Lanark Lord Cornet Elect Kirkin 2014 Slideshow

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LANIMER Week got off to a very damp start on Sunday, with showers as people assembled then heavy rain as the procession got underway.

But Lord Cornet-Elect David Murdoch kept smiling as he made his way down from the Memorial Hall to St Nicholas Church for his Kirkin’.

Assembling at the Memo...Cornets party including Lord Cornet-Elect David Murdoch (centre) and other guests gather for the procession  and the allocation of pan drops for the Kirk service (Pic Rodger Price)

Assembling at the Memo...Cornets party including Lord Cornet-Elect David Murdoch (centre) and other guests gather for the procession and the allocation of pan drops for the Kirk service (Pic Rodger Price)

And the church, where his father Robin is session clerk, was packed in support of him. The service was conducted by the Rev Alison Meikle.

The long-standing tradition of the Kirkin’ of the Lord Cornet-Elect actually only goes back 63 years. The Cornets Club was formed in 1949 and the first Kirkin’ took place in 1951.

The offering was shared between two causes, chosen by outgoing Cornet Stephen Pillans, suicide intervention group Hear For You and St Nicholas Church itself.

Then, after a rousing final hymn, “Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory”, the company left the church with the Cornet-Elect suitably kirked.

The pictures featured in our slideshow were taken by freelance photographer Rodger Price.