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Biggar Kirk report

Download the report with this link Biggar Kirk Report A brief history of Biggar Kirk and a tour of its principal features including its oak roof. Biggar Kirk (Pl 3), formerly known as St Mary’s Church is unique, being the last Pre-Reformation...
Biggar Kirk bell tower

Biggar Kirk a tour of principle features and brief history

Biggar Kirk, formerly known as St Mary’s Church is unique, being the last Pre-Reformation church to be built in Scotland. A fascinating history of the church dating back to the 12th century is available and some aspects of the building...
Tinto Hill as viewed from Lamington. Note the pink rock in the main body of the hill (felsite) and the black rock (basalt) protruding from a later intrusion.

History and Archaeology – Myth or Fact

A talk given by Tam Ward at Quothquan near Thankerton, some years ago. History can be mystery and archaeology can be downright frustrating, often, literally, archaeology is rubbish! It’s all about trying to understand and learn about the past, neither...

Survey of St Mary’s Churchyard

Download Survey of St Mary's Churchyard pdf Previous inventories of the pre-1855 gravestone inscriptions in St Mary's Churchyard, Biggar, produced by John Smith in 1916 and Sheila Scott in 1972, have been updated by Biggar Archaeology Group with the addition...
St Mary's Church, Biggar

Survey of St Mary’s Churchyard, Biggar

This Biggar Archaeology Group report on Survey of St Mary's Churchyard is an update to previous inventories of the pre-1855 gravestone inscriptions in St Mary's Churchyard, Biggar, produced by John Smith in 1916 and Sheila Scott in 1972. This version...

Biggar Town – Urban Archaeological Project and brief history report

Download – Biggar Town – Urban Archaeology project Report A few excavation trenches around Biggar produced little in terms of archaeological interest earlier than the 19th century; the results are however presented here to highlight the areas investigated and consideration...

Biggar Town – Urban Archaeological Project and brief history

Limited excavation was undertaken at Covington Tower and Doocot in 1982 in advance of proposed consolidation works on the site to make it safe as a visitor attraction. The restoration scheme as envisaged was never completed. A few archaeological details of the...

Heritage Trails

Research projects

Bastle Houses and Sheep Buchts

Selection of microliths

Mesolithic Biggar

Daer reservoir showing peat where water is down

Reservoir Archaeology