Margo Murdoch named Sashing Lady for 2018

Margo is looking forward to another memorable Lanimer Week. Photo courtesy of John Prior

The Lanimer Committee has announced that Margo Murdoch will sash Lord Cornet-elect Gary Winning during this year’s Lanimer celebrations.

Margo is fairly familiar to Lord Cornet's sashes as she is the proud mother of 2014 Lord Cornet David Murdoch.

Margo moved to Lanark in 1977 with her husband, Robin, and their two children, David and Aileen. She worked as a district nurse in Carluke and them joined Lanark Heath Centre.

Margo has previously coached at Lanark ASC and served as honorary secretary for Lanark YMCA for many years. She has also helped with shows at the Celia Orr School of Dancing, where her daughter now teaches.

As a member of St Nicholas Church, she sings in the choir and played an active role in the Sunday School and was ordained as an elder in 2003. Margo travelled to Romania with three aid convoys led by Rev John Thomson, which she describes as a "memorable experience".

In 2003, after gaining a Post Graduated qualification in Person Centred Counselling, she worked for Clydesdale Counselling in Lanark for several years. 

Six years ago she helped initiate the charity Hear for You, which offers free counselling on suicide prevention and supporting people bereaved by suicide within the Clydesdale community.

One of Margo’s greatest joys is being a grandmother to Catherine, Morven, Ethan and Gregor and living in the same town as her family.