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Coulter

  From Biggar take the A702 south to Coulter, a most attractive village nestling amid well-wooded estates.  It boasts several fine Country Houses. To the left of the main road is the older mansion in the Parish, the whitewashed Culter House, built in the early 17th Century.  The wings incorporate earlier farm buildings.  Half a mile to the west is the imposing Coulter Mains, built in 1838 by... read more

History of Biggar

  In the reforms and improvements of the 19th century, Biggar was one of only two burghs in Clydesdale to embrace the Police Act of 1863 and keep the status which it had enjoyed since 1451. The shape of Biggar is still very much that of a medieval burgh although the bulk of the houses in the High Street are Victorian, many are the work of the self taught architect and engineer John l. Murray, a shrewd... read more

Jubilee Fountain

The postcard shown here shows the Jubilee Fountain set up in the late Victorian period to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of 1887. It was made by the firm of McDowall Steven &  Co. It was a striking feature of the main street in Biggar and was sent for scrap in the last war though some parts are reputed to still survive. The card underneath was published by a local stationer Jackson at the turn of the... read more

Biggar – Aerial View

  Unable to contact Google API service. Use this map to fly over Biggar to get a view of the town plus one can see the hills and features around Biggar . read more

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