Biggar Museum Presents
75 Years of Rural Fire-fighting
Biggar Museum Trust presents an exhibition in collaboration with the Biggar Fire Brigade exploring the nature of fire-fighting in a rural retained brigade over the past 75 years.
Explore vintage fire-fighting appartus, uniforms and see how the fire brigade has evolved over the past 75 years!

Keep a look out in our 'What's On' section for events and fire engine demonstration days.
Visit Scotland Award
We are delighted to announce Visit Scotland have rated the Biggar Museum an outstanding FIVE STARS!
Come visit us and see for yourself the wide range of unique objects in our collection!

The Museum vividly communicates the story of the people and history of Biggar and the Upper Clydesdale area. Tracing the history of the area, from the formation of the landscape through the arrival of the Neolithic peoples, the Bronze Age, the Roman occupation, 12th Century Flemish settlers, the Covenanter’s, exploring the area’s agricultural heritage and a reconstruction of a Scottish Victorian street.
Objecy of the Month
Boghall Gun, Early 15th Century
This 15th century hagbut is the oldest gun in Scotland. It was ‘state of the art’ artillery in its day, made by specialist gunmakers, possibly from Germany. The gun was uncovered in 1872 by a farmer ploughing his field a short distance from one of the Boghall castle towers.
Biggar Stories
Biggar and the House of Fleming
The dramatic story the House of Fleming in Biggar begins in the 14th century. It features murder and execution, loyalty and tragedy. The new narrative of the House of Fleming introduces many less well-known but highly significant figures.

Visit the museum to hear about their trials and escapades as they become inextricably caught up in the saga of Mary, Queen of Scots.

Look out for the reconstructed model of the Fleming family home in Biggar, Boghall Castle.
Green tourism
Green Tourism - Silver Award Rating!
We are very happy to announce we have been awarded a Silver rating by the Green Tourism Scheme!

Green Tourism noted a lot of great practices in the museum such as green energy initatives and a range of local or Scottish gifts within the shop. There was also paticular mention of the role played by the local community which tells such an amazing story to all.

Biggar Fire Brigade and Biggar Gala week hold successful RTC event to raise awareness of road safety

Huge thanks to the Biggar and Lanark brigades of the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service and Biggar Gala Week for organising such a fantastic RTC demonstration during this years Gala Week. The event was held in the Biggar Museum car park, where an old car was used to demonstrate how the fire brigade deal with a car crash scenario. It was great to see such a big turnout for the event which we hope has raised awareness of road safety and the great work done by the Fire Service.
Click on the ‘Photo Gallery’ link below to view more photos of the event.
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Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum voted Fundraisers of the Year at glittering Museums and Heritage Awards for Excellence

Through huge community support and an outstanding voluntary effort, the £2.5 million museum project was completedon 28th July 2015. The creativity and originality of the Biggar community’s fundraising was staggering. Thousands pulled together and a huge number of events and activities in order to raise the necessary funds for the museum project. These events included cinema evenings, sponsored walks, local auctioneers holding an ‘Antiques Roadshow’, individual garage sales, local restaurants holding an ‘Afternoon of Entertainment’, mail drops in Upper Clydesdale, series of lectures, talks and plays based on local places and personalities, local bingo winners donating money, collection cans in every shop to create a visible presence, dinners held at Symington House and many more. It is a source of particular pride to the Trust that the greatest single contribution to this community project, £731,000, came from the community itself – contributions large and small from the people of Biggar and rural Upper Clydesdale. This illustrates the sheer range and number of community members who believed in the project and were willing to donate not only their money but their time. It is for this reason that all local residents in the ML12 postcode are granted free access to the museum as a thank you for their help in building the project.
The winners and runners-up in each of the hard-fought categories were announced by comedian and TV personality Marcus Brigstocke yesterday (May 18th) at the Historic State Rooms of 8 Northumberland Avenue in central London.

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