Landemer team say thanks
On behalf of the Rutherglen Landemer Committee I would like to thank everyone who helped to make the Rutherglen Landemer Day 2015 such a big success.
Thanks are due to South Lanarkshire Council for their continuing support of the event and to the hard working team from SLC who worked throughout the day to make sure that everything ran smoothly.
We would like to thank our sponsors Arnold Clark, Clyde Gateway, the Rutherglen Community Council, The Rutherglen and Cambuslang Housing Association, the West and Wardlawhill Parish Church, the 20 Social Club, St. John’s Masonic Lodge No.347, Rutherglen Library, Rutherglen Town Hall, the Salvation Army, the Reformer and the ATC for their generous support and sponsorship.
Thanks are also due to the hard working volunteers who set up their stalls to raise funds for a multitude of good causes and to the shop keepers who came out onto the Main Street to meet and greet their customers both old and new helping to make Rutherglen’s Main Street a thriving bustling open air market place for the day.
Thanks to the St Andrew’s First Aid team and Police Scotland for ensuring that everyone was kept safe.
Thanks to the elected representatives, all six Rutherglen councillors, our MSP and our MP all took time out of their busy schedules to come along and support the event.
A special thanks to Depute Provost Pam Clearie and her husband Russell, past Provost, who represented SLC and again showed their unwavering support for Landemer Day an event they have rarely missed since it was restarted in 1974.
This year Jim Cooke organised a great programme of entertainment and we would like to thank everyone who took part with a special mention for the two local primary school choirs, Calderwood and Bankhead and Rutherglen’s very own 195th BB Pipe Band.
My personal thanks go out to the Committee, Ian and Jean Duncan, Robert Tennent, Wilma Piggot, Gail Fulton, David MacFarlane and Jim Cooke, who all worked hard throughout the year to make sure the various Landemer events and Landemer Day itself ran smoothly.
The success of Landemer Day depends on the young folk of the Royal Burgh and once again our young people were a credit to their families and their schools and to the wider Rutherglen community.
They clearly showed that Rutherglen has got plenty of talent .
When we see how well this year’s Landemer Queen Katie Whiteside and her court - Charlotte Fulton, Rowan Douglas, Lily Crichton, Leona Stewart, Neve Lavery, Bronwyn Weir, Erin McLaughlin and Lucy Emslie carried out their duties on the day ably assisted by our Champion for the day Stephen McBride from the ATC there is no doubt that they have a bright future ahead.
Thanks are also due to Sharon Hampson, manager of the Rutherglen and Cambuslang Citizens’ Advice Bureau who came along to crown our Landemer Queen on the same day as she was organising her son’s 21st birthday party; to Lucy Carr, our Dowager Queen and Revd Jack Drummond.
Dry weather always helps a lot but the success of any Landemer Day is down to the people of Rutherglen and surrounding areas who turn out to support our traditional gala day.
Landemer Day has changed over the years and for a number of reasons some of the events which took pride of place in the past such as the parade of floats have gone but we are encouraged by the fact that there are very many Ru’glen folk who continue to give their time, talents and energies to make sure we have a great day and this year was no different.
Thanks again to everyone who took part and remember with your help, support and participation next year’s event will be even better. Jim Nixon, Chair, Rutherglen Landemer Committee.