On the 8th of June, Beechgrove Care Home took part in one of Scotland's oldest traditions, Lanark Lanimers.
The ancient celebration is held within the Royal Burgh of Lanark on the Thursday between the Sixth and twelfth day of June since 1140.
In 1892 the first procession was held and the following year saw the first Lanimer Queen being crowned. Now in modern times, the event has grown to be one of the largest processions of its type in the whole of the United Kingdom.
Our residents at Beechgrove enjoyed being a part of this celebration and we started by decorating our home. Our reception window was decorated and we ended up winning a local decoration contest.
Everyone in the home enjoyed watching this year's event with the procession having a pipe band, horses, and decorated floats. We ended the event with a special visit from the Lanimer Queen, Crowning Lady, and two Chief Maids which our residents were delighted to meet and welcome into our home.
The whole event was super special for all of our residents as so many of them have celebrated Lanark Lanimer over the years. It is important that we support our residents so they are able to continue doing the things they love.