So, we left Lanark around 10 a.m. and set off on the 18 mile plod to Abington - 4 days til we sadly leave Scotland. Anyway, walking through the Southern end of town - just near to Hyndford - I noticed something quite unusual. A sniper had a gun aimed at me!! What??
Let me explain; as we arrived in Lanark yesterday I kept seeing lots of banners up on houses, pubs, and generally everywhere around the town which read "Happy Lanimers Day!" I wondered what this was all about, then I saw a sign right in the town centre - "Lanimers week 3-6 June" and another stating "Lanimers Day 6th June". Being pretty tired last evening, and not certain of where the bnb was, I decided it was a local celebration, and we'd miss it, so never mind.
However, walking near Hyndford in quite a suburban area, there was the sniper, in camouflage gear, gun pointing through the railings of a front garden. KEEP OUT, was written on a big sign attached to the railings. I looked again, the sniper had a childlike face, it was actually a 'cut out', and they were all over the place, all pointing at me!!
I had to investigate this...