Lan­de­mer Queen Abbey, 13, has big day

Rutherglen Reformer - - General Election -

The‘queen of Ruther­glen’, Abbey McDon­ald, will be crowned in the coming weeks as Lan­de­mer Day ap­proaches.

Abbey, a 13-year-old student at Trin­ity High School, will be crowned sur­rounded by her ladies in wait­ing when the fes­tiv­i­ties get un­der­way on June 3.

The 2017 ladies in wait­ing in­clude Trin­ity High School’s Erin Scoular, 11, and Maia McLaugh­lin, 12; Stonelaw High School’s Mia Dun­can, 12 and Rachel Col­lie, 12; Cathkin High School’s Char­lie Crothers, 12 and Lia McTav­ish, 12, and Ruther­glen High School’s Cara McCaf­ferty, 14, and Chloe Tor­ley, 14.

The queen’s cham­pion is Calum Ram­sey of the Air Train­ing Corp and last year’s queen, Jen­nifer McLaugh­lin, will also be in at­ten­dance as dowa­ger queen.

Schools across the area are also at the heart of the Lan­de­mer’s cross coun­try com­pe­ti­tion and Trifest - the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s triathlon.

A to­tal of 330 young­sters in pri­maries five to seven have signed up for the events.

Or­gan­ised in part­ner­ship with South La­nark­shire Ac­tive Schools, the cross coun­try event will see four heats held over the coming weeks, be­fore a fi­nal is held at Over­toun Park on June 5.The triathlon - also on June 5 - will see young­sters swim the perime­ter of Life­style’s swim­ming pool, cy­cle round Quar­ry­field park and run cross coun­try around Eastfield Park.

Also in part­ner­ship with Ac­tive schools, Sport Scot­land, Cy­cling Scot­land, Eastfield Life­style Cen­tre and Asda, the triathlon aims to in­tro­duce chil­dren to more sports and en­cour­age them to lead an ac­tive life­style.

Royal Court Lan­de­mer Queen Abbey McDon­ald (in check shirt) with her ladies-in-wait­ing

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