"BIGGAR, par. and town, on E. border of Lanarkshire, 1¾ mile NE. of Symington junc., and 15 miles SE. of Lanark by rail, 7272 ac., pop. 2128; town, pop. 1556; P.O., T.O., 3 Banks. Market-day, Thursday."
From John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles, 1887
Dates of Old Parish Registers
The parish kirk, dating back to 1545, is the last pre-reformation church in Scotland and is constructed in the shape of a cross. The Church was built by the Flemings of Boghall Castle.
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There is evidence of Stone Age habitation around Biggar. The town itself received its Royal Charter as a Burgh in 1451.
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