Biggar, located in South Lanarkshire, is situated in the Southern Uplands in Scotland. The River Clyde is also located near the town. Visitors will find there is plenty to see and enjoy in Biggar, including numerous museums, one of which includes the Moat Park Heritage Centre. The Biggar Gasworks Museum may also be of interest as well. There is also a permanent puppet theatre and shops along with a variety of eateries and restaurants in the local area. Visitors will also find there are plenty of accommodations options in Biggar as well.
The Scottish town of Biggar is located within the area of South Lanarkshire. The town is located within the Southern Uplands of Scotland close to the River Clyde. The town is located about thirty miles from Edinburgh. The towns of Peebles and Lanark are located close to the town of Biggar. The town of Biggar serves a rural area that covers a vast area. The town of Biggar has a population of about two thousand people.
In the past the Symington, Biggar and Broughton Railway served the town and they ran from the Caledonian Railway and this is now known as the West Coast Main Line. The signal box and the station still remain but there is now housing on the land where the line once ran to the west from the station. The land that was used for the line running east from the station is now a footpath to Broughton and the footpath is part of the county path network of Biggar.
The town of Biggar offers a wide range of attractions including several museums that include the Gladstone Court Museum, The Moat Park Heritage Centre and also the Biggar gasworks museum to name a few as there is fact four museums within the town. The Museum Trust of Biggar runs a lot of the museums within the town. The town is also the home of the only permanent puppet theatre within Scotland and the Purves Puppets family runs this theatre.
The town of Biggar has a strong educational network and this is made up of one primary school and one secondary school. The secondary school is known as Biggar High School. This high school takes in pupils from the surrounding small towns and villages.