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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...
Illustration of Glenochar Battle House and Fermtoun

Glenochar Bastle House and Fermtoun

An account of the discovery, survey, consolidation, excavations and research of a 17th-century defensive farmhouse and buildings in Clydesdale, with supplementary contextual information. This Glenochar...
Lithic examples from Wester Yardhouse

A mixed prehistoric lithic collection recovered from fields at Wester Yardhouse...

A mixed assemblage of pre-historic lithics including several tools was picked up from fields surrounding Wester Yardhouse Farm near Carnwath, circa NT 010 520,...
Old photo of Carnwath Mill showing upper entrance and fore stair

A Miscellany of Bastle Houses – updated report

Since 1981 after the discovery that Windgate House near Coulter was a bastle house, search, survey and in some instances excavation, has revealed a...
Wintercleugh Bastle Trail info panel in the landscape

New heritage display panels installed in Daer valley

As part of Biggar Archaeology Group’s (BAG) initiatives in local heritage matters, five new display panels have been installed in Daer valley for the benefit of...

Kirkbank Earthworks, Broughton

Early OS surveys of the Kirkbank Earthworks, Broughton (NT 110370) indicated a fort site and subsequent RCAHMS reports suggested iron age. Recent removal of...
Selection of Microliths from Daer Valley excavation

Daer Valley and Clydesdale Mesolithic Report

Biggar Archaeology Group PDF Reports. info@biggararchaeology.org.uk
Lamington Church

Lamington Stone Report

Biggar Archaeology Group PDF Reports. info@biggararchaeology.org.uk
Sediment Coring

An appeal to the professional world of archaeology

Biggar Archaeology Group PDF Reports. info@biggararchaeology.org.uk

Archaeology in the Scottish Borders

Latest excavation reports and archaeological news from the Biggar volunteer archaeology group in the Scottish Borders. info@biggararchaeology.org.uk

Heritage Trails

Research projects

Bastle Houses and Sheep Buchts

Selection of microliths

Mesolithic Biggar

Daer reservoir showing peat where water is down

Reservoir Archaeology