Nicholson Plastics Lanark’s office will be closed on Thursday June 6th to celebrate one of Scotlands oldest festivals Lanimers day. Nicholson Plastics have over the years participated in this event and supported it by volunteering labour and materials for floats in the traditional procession. Using our technical expertise and production resources, we have manufactured lighthouses, sarcophaguses and cacti for some of the entrants. Annual celebrations bring a spectacular line of events and entertainment for everyone in the area to enjoy, with local school children also participating in the annual parades through the town.
Every June the town of Lanark, situated between Glasgow and Edinburgh holds its Lanimer celebrations. The festival span’s back to King David 1, who was a 12th century ruler, granting Lanark the status of Royal Burgh during his reign. This was a royal charter which laid down the rights of the town set out by the monarch in terms of trade and legal rights, with powers in civil and criminal justice. A condition of this charter was that the town would inspect their boundary stones every year, a tradition that forms part of the festival where land marches are organised during the event.
Nicholson Plastics was established in Lanark in 1968 and has operated from its head office in the town since then. The company is one of the UK’s leaders in the supply of cold water storage tanks, ranging from sectional tanks, one piece tanks and also provides services in custom moulding.