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Biggar Science Festival 2019

16th- 27th September 2019

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Biggar is a traditional market town with a rich scientific heritage, situated in rural Lanarkshire. Come and be curious about the world around us!​

  • Biggar sits at the watershed between the rivers Clyde and Tweed.

  • There is an  extremely rich and varied historical and archaeological heritage of Clydesdale's landscape - which can be explored in Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum and at Wanlockhead Mining Museum.

  • Biggar has the only preserved gasworks in Scotland, built in 1839 to provide gas for street lighting and domestic use. Here you can learn how gas was made from coal before the advent of natural gas in the 1960s.

  • Snowploughs have been designed and manufactured in Biggar since 1936.

  • An Impressive range of farming, engineering and high tech. companies have links with Biggar.


Easily accessed from Edinburgh via the A702, and around an hour from Glasgow via the M74, Biggar also enjoys good scenic road links with the Scottish Borders, Dumfries & Galloway and the south.

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Biggar Kirk

Biggar Parish Church, Carwood Road, Biggar, ML12 6EN

ACCESS: wheelchair accessible via cemetery entrance

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Gillespie Centre

74 High St, Biggar, ML12 6BJ

ACCESS: wheelchair accessible 


The Crown Inn

The Crown Inn, 109-111 High Street, Biggar, ML12 6DL

ACCESS: wheelchair accessible via rear of pub.


Biggar Snooker and Social Club

 Howieson Square, Biggar, ML12 6DP

Next to: Arcadia Music, 1a Howieson Square, Biggar, ML12 6DP 


ACCESS: wheelchair accessible


Biggar Corn Exchange

Biggar Corn Exchange, 126 High Street, Biggar, ML12 6DH

ACCESS: Front door has steps but a wheelchair lifting device is available


St Mary's Hall

North Back Road, Biggar, ML12 6DE

ACCESS:  Wheelchair accessible


The Kirkstyle Hotel

72 High St, Biggar ML12, 6BJ

ACCESS:  Wheelchair accessible

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