Resources for planning your self catering holiday

Skirling Green

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Local

  • Dawyck Botanic Gardens
    One of the world’s finest arboreta with its huge Redwood and Douglas Firs. Also has a new visitor centre.
  • Biggar Museums
  • Biggar’s Puppet Theatre
    Home to the world famous Scottish puppet theatre company, the International Purves Puppets.
  • Cycling
    Find a wealth of information and details on all cycling routes in the
    area including the Tweed Cycle Way which starts at 650 ft above sea
    level in Biggar and finishes on the coast in Berwick-upon-Tweed, It is a
    waymarked cycle route 89 miles long running through the heart of the
    Scottish Borders with the River Tweed as its linking theme.
    Bikes can be hired from; Glentress Bike Hire 01721 729756, The Hub in the Forest 01721 721736 and Bspoke 01721 723423.
  • Horse riding
    Horse Riding School/equestrian centre in Biggar, Lanarkshire offering
    horse-riding lessons and/or other equine facilities, stables, dressage,
    saddlery or livery.At Peebles Hotel Hydro; 01721 721325. Pony
    trekking, trail riding, childrens forest walks and lessons and at
    Carlops (01968 661095)where there is off-road riding over some of
    Scotland’s most spectacular Border countryside on Icelandic horses
    matched to the ability of the riders. Lessons for all abilities. BHS and
    TRSS approved.
  • Biggar Little Festival
    Running from Thursday 16th October to Sunday 26th October with an
    exciting, diverse and fun packed ten days of music, the arts, drama,
    comedy and literature.
  • Biggar Hogmany Bonfire
  • Whitmuir The Organic Place
    A small family farm with fabulous food hall and farm shop, licensed restaurant and art gallery.
    Open
    seven days a week, they raise organic cattle, pigs, sheep, chickens and
    turkeys and grow organic vegetables, salads and soft fruit. All meat is
    butchered on the farm.
  • Fishing On The Tweed and the Clyde
    …. the Tweed one of the top Scottish salmon fishing rivers; the Clyde,
    hard to beat for trout and grayling fishing; the Nith, Annan and Border
    Esk, often overlooked by those in a hurry to reach the highlands!
  • Biggar & Upper Clydesdale Museum
  • Peebles
    All you need to know about the Ancient and Royal Burgh of Peebles.