Landemer Queen Abbey, 13, has big day
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