All Lanark’s new Burgesses this year are to be female.
The list of those nominated and accepted for the ancient ‘good citizen’ award was announced on Monday.
They are: Marianne Bond, nominated for her work with local dementia sufferers’ support group DAGS and with St Mary’s Church. She is also a member of the Choir of St Mary’s; Julie Brown, in recognition of her work at Lanark Grammar School where she heads the department of creative arts; Molly Cumming for her tireless support for the Lanimers and other town traditions which continues unabated despite her now living in Glasgow:
Lynne Leslie for her years of dedication to many voluntary organisations in Lanark including the Lanimer and Tolbooth Committees, and her work as a volunteer in the St Andrew’s Hospice shop; Catherine McClymont for her work on behalf of the town as a member of South Lanarkshire Council: Jane Pillans, who was this year’s Lanimer crowning lady, for her Lanimer work and for leading the local Boys Brigade unit; and Elizabeth Anne Thomson for her work for Lanark Pipe Band, Greyfriars Church and Lanimers.