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A picture taken tonight from our home of a procession marking the beginning of the ancient Lanimer Week in the borough of Lanark.

Many Scottish border towns have gala weeks around this time of year, but Lanark has Lanimers. Lanarkians take the whole event very seriously indeed. If you really want to upset a true Lanarkian, ask him how he enjoys his gala week! A bit like asking Michelangelo if he enjoys painting by numbers.

Each year, before all the ceremonies begin, a "Lanimer Queen" is elected as is a "Lord Cornet". You can read more about Lanimers, the tradition and the history behind it all here.

In the picture the informal procession is led by a few Lord Cornets, wearing their sashes, from previous years. They have left the town centre and are heading out to check the boundary (or "march") stones which mark the boundaries of the town, later to return to the town cross for the "Sashing of the New Lord Cornet" and the "Shifting of the Standard".

Shot in RAW, converted in Canon DPP and edited, cropped, sharpened and framed in PSE6.

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