Biggar Little Festival OPEN STUDIOS TRAIL 2017



Preparations are well underway for this year’s BIGGAR LITTLE FESTIVAL, and we have our dates for the popular OPEN STUDIOS TRAIL 2017!

SATURDAY 28TH & SUNDAY 29TH OCTOBER 2017 is  Biggar Little Festivals Open Studios Trail.

This is a weekend where artists and crafts people across Biggar and the surrounding areas open the doors of their studios to the public!  This is a unique chance to take part in the Biggar Little Festival.

It’s free to register your event and remember of course Biggar Little Festival will advertise it for you in our full colour printed programme and on our website and social media pages!

Biggar Little Festival will also print and sell tickets for your event online and at our Box Office.

If you live in Biggar or one of the surrounding areas and would like the opportunity to participate in this year’s open studios trail then please contact us by clicking on the link below for a registration form.  Forms should be returned no later than the 7th April so make sure you get yours in now and don’t miss out!

We look forward to hearing from you!

From all the team at BLF!













Abbamania comes to BIGGAR LITTLE FESTIVAL for a fun filled night reliving all those fabulous hits!  Why not arrange a girls night out or a works night out and make it a night to remember singing along to hits such as Gimme Gimme Gimme, Mamma Mia, Waterloo and so many more.  You can sit and soak up the atmosphere or get up and dance along.

Experience the UK’s No1 concert show and enjoy a night of non-stop hits.



We look forward to seeing you all there!


It’s nearly that time of year again, when the schools finish up for October holidays and you’re wondering how to amuse the children!  Pop along to our website and have a look at the huge number of events happening at this years festival!! It’s jam-packed with activities for all members of the family. A new event this year is the Biggar Little Kite Festival,  also on is Childrens Bushcraft plus so much on at Biggars very own puppet theatre courtesy of Purves Puppets.

Paw Patrol and Minions are at Cornhill Castle see link below:

Among the many events for the adults is the fabulous Fred MacAulay!!


After 18 years on BBC Radio Scotland, 27 years at The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, numerous TV appearances and worldwide comedy festivals, Fred MacAulay makes his second appearance at Biggar Little Festival.
One of the most popular stand up comedians in the country.
Date: Friday 28 October
Time: 8pm to 11pm
Artist: Fred MacAulay
Venue: Municipal Hall, Biggar
Tickets: £18
So many fabulous events there’s something for everyone!

Hello folks!

Isn’t the summer flying past!  Kids are all back at school, the October holidays will be here before we know it! Tickets can now be purchased online and are selling like hot cakes, make sure you get yours for the event you want for the BIGGAR LITTLE FESTIVAL 2016!!!  Which event are you looking forward to most – Abbamania, Biggar kite festival, Fred McAuley and so much more.  There are more than 50 events, YES FIFTY events over 10 days you’re sure to find something for everyone.  Pop over to our website for all listings and details on how to get your ticket.

In the meantime there’s plenty on this weekend including – The Biggar Sports Hub – free sport sunday event held in Abington primary school on Sunday 28th August 1-3pm and it’s FREE!

For those who love a bargain Lanark market has their car boot sale on from 8am-2pm on Sunday 28th and our own Biggar museum is holding a craft fair on Saturday 27th from 10am-4pm.  Strathavens annual balloon festival takes place this weekend which is worth a visit especially in the evening.

Have a great week folks!!





Hello!!  Oh it’s been a busy few weeks and the summer weeks are flying by!  There’s been so many events in the last few weeks in Lanarkshire and in Scotland in general, I’ve personally been to see this years other big festival – T in the Park!  The Red Hot Chilli Peppers and The Kaiser Chiefs were fabulous!

Closer to home was the annual Biggar Agricultural Show which hosted another fantastic family day out, tug of war, the poultry tent, craft tent not to mention all the cattle and horses all proudly out on show!



This weekend, don’t think there’s time to rest just yet!  The 7th Aug hosts Lanark’s Trail Festival and just along in Biggar why not visit some splendid gardens at Scotland’s Garden Charity open day,  there are various gardens to spend the afternoon perusing including a 200 year old walled garden.  (see link below)

On the 14th Aug you can have the perfect excuse to visit Biggar again for the Biggar Car Rally.  Enjoy your weekend folks! 🙂



Scottish Model Airshow

Strathaven Airfield

The annual event was held yesterday in the Strathaven Airfield and the sun came out and shone for visitors to bask in the sun!  Spectators sat in chairs and on the grass, eating chips (just a few!!) and cooled down with a traditional 99 cone! Yum! All the while watching the fabulous display and expertise handling of a huge variety of model planes.  Swoops and swirls, hovering in the air with steady control or zooming past like jets, kids and adults alike enjoyed the display.

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Building Scotland Exhibition

New Lanark Visitor Centre

2nd June – 12 August (closed 25 June + 1 August)

This touring exhibition explores the building materials which have been used to construct our traditional villages and cities here in Scotland, also looking at the difference in materials used today and it will cost you zero pence to gain entry into it! In conjunction with this exhibition is the Scotstyle exhibit on from 2 June – 21 July which showcases 100 best buildings from the last 100 years!

ON NOW! click here to go to website.