Brownsbank Cottage - Hugh McDiarmid

Just a mile and a half out of Biggar is Brownsbank Cottage, formerly the home of the poet Hugh Mcdiarmid and his wife Valda from 1952 until their deaths in 1978 and 1989.

The cottage has been restored by Biggar Museum Trust to the way it was (artifacts and books included) during their long stay.

Aside from Hugh McDiarmid, past writers-in-residence have included award winning writer and publisher Matthew Fitt; and the first Scottish Parliament Writer in Residence James Robertson, author of Booker prize nominated 'The Testament of Gideon Mack'.

Opening Times:  
By Arrangement only call 01899 860327
Admission FREE


Latitude: 55.664307451768
Longitude: -3.4684347025635
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