You may find the following links useful:
- Things to do in Scotland
- Discover The Scottish Borders
From historic homes and castles to rugby and mountain biking, there’s a lot to do in the Borders!
There are a million ways to fill your holiday in Scotland…
- 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.
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
- 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.
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
All you need to know about the Ancient and Royal Burgh of Peebles.