Lanimer Week 2013: Kirkin’ and Marches slideshow

THE skirl of the pipes heralded the first of the Lanimer processions on Sunday, when Lord Cornet-elect Stephen Pillans was escorted to his kirkin’.

Lanark and District Pipe Band played him down the High Street to St Nicholas Church for noon.

Perambulation of the Marches in Lanark on Monday, June 3, 2013

Perambulation of the Marches in Lanark on Monday, June 3, 2013

And on Monday night, a beautiful warm sunny evening brought thousands of townspeople and visitors out for the Perambulation of Lanark’s Marches.

“It was one of the biggest ever,” said Lanimer secretary Leslie Reid who was handing out birks at Woodend.

And the good weather encouraged people to stay out at Lanark Cross after the dancing display to see Stephen Pillans formally installed as the Royal Burgh’s new Standard Bearar.

The pictures in our slideshow of Monday night’s action and the Lanimer Queen, taken by Gazette photographer Lindsay Addison, are available to purchase on this website and from our offices in Carluke and Lanark.

Pictures of the Kirkin’ on Sunday were taken by freelance photographer Rodger Price.