Biggar is an attractive small town set in picturesque countryside on the northern edge of the Scotland’s Southern Uplands in South Lanarkshire.
The thriving High Street contains a wide variety of independent shops, businesses, hotels and cafes within traditional buildings in a Conservation Area.
Attractions and Events
The Biggar Little Festival is a family-friendly ‘Festival of the Five Arts’ held annually. Whether your passion is music, the arts, drama, comedy or literature, you’ll find something for all the family.
Old traditions, like the Fleming pageantry, the riding of the marches, and New Year’s Eve bonfire are enthusiastically kept alive.
- The Biggar Puppet Theatre – the first and only fully working puppet theatre of its kind in Scotland.
- Parks and recreation. The Public Park offers an 18 hole golf course, tennis court, pond, childrens play area and caravan camping.
Heritage and History
The Biggar and Clydesdale Museum aims to collect, store, preserve and record Biggar and Upper Clydesdale’s rich archaeological, social and historic heritage. The museum explores 14,000 years of rural and small town life in Upper Clydesdale. Check out their upcoming exhibitions.
The Albion Foundation maintains a museum, archive and annual rally for the Albion Motors once manufactured in Glasgow. Albion’s motto “Sure As The Sunrise” was adapted into the logo which featured on the radiator and badges of their models for many years and helped to establish their identity wherever they operated throughout the world.
The Biggar Gasworks Museum was one of the first small-town gasworks to open in Scotland – and among the last to close. For more than 130 years, the industrial plant made coal gas for use in the town and beyond.
The Lamington Chapel was built in 1857 and was the private place of worship of the Baillie Cochrane family and the burial place of the first Lord Lamington. Only the village and this tiny chapel remain to recall a way a life which flourished and has gone but is part of our heritage worth remembering.