Biggar & District

Welcome to Biggar & District u3a

BIGGAR & DISTRICT u3a is a branch of the international organisation 'u3a' and it was started in October 2008. Since then we have grown to have over 150 members, living in Biggar and the surrounding rural area. We are a friendly group of people who welcome new members.

U3a’s motto is ‘Learn, Laugh, Live’ and it aims to provide retired and semi-retired people with the opportunity to learn new skills, have fun, keep active and make new friends.

As well as monthly open meetings, there are currently 16 different interest groups within Biggar u3a which are self funded and self managed by drawing on the skills and experience of the membership. You must be a member to attend these groups. We encourage and help members to set up new interest groups at any time.

Annual membership is £15 and is due in September.

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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 museum, situated in a prime position on the High Street which opened in 2015 and 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, as well as many talented local artists who 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.