Biggar & District

Welcome to Biggar & District U3A

BIGGAR & DISTRICT U3A is a branch of the international organisation 'UNIVERSITY OF THE THIRD AGE' and it was started in October 2008 Since then we have grown to have over 150 members.
The aims of U3A are to provide retired and semi-retired people with the opportunity for learning, education and leisure activities, giving space and time to meet like-minded people and to help keep an active mind. The activities of individual interest groups within Biggar U3A are self funded and self managed by drawing on the skills and experience of the membership.

BIGGAR & DISTRICT U3A welcomes new members from Biggar and the surrounding rural area.

CHAIRStewart Houston
VICE CHAIRBeith Forrest
SECRETARYRose Rose
TREASURERTom Mitchell

COMMITTEE
Millie Bartlett
Tom Blackwood - Speakers co-ordinator 2019/2020
Aileen Egdell
Jack Egdell - Webmaster & Publicity
Victor Hawker
Tony North - Speakers co-ordinator 2020/2021

We normally meet in Biggar Bowling Club on Edinburgh Road (the entry lane is opposite the new housing development) on the last Thursday of the month at 2pm from September to April.The club has a good sized car park.

ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP is £14.00 and is due in September.

BIGGAR is a very friendly, historic town in South Lanarkshire, Scotland. It lies nestled in a fold of the Southern Uplands between the River Clyde and the River Tweed about 30 miles from Edinburgh and serves a wide rural area.

Biggar has a magnificent new museum situated in a prime position on the High Street which is run by the Biggar Museums Trust.

Biggar also has Scotland's only permanent Puppet Theatre run by the Purves Puppets family.

Hugh MacDairmid, one of Scotland's best loved poets spent his later years at Brownsbank Cottage, Candy Mill on the edge of the town.

Biggar hosts an annual arts festival in October,the Biggar Little Festival. The festival attracts artists from far and wide, plus the many talented local artists put on attractive displays of their work.

The town has traditionally held a huge bonfire in the middle of the town outside the Corn Exchange at Hogmanay ... an impressive sight for visitors, townsfolk and revellers.