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Mr John Morrison
Mr Robert Glen
Mr David Lockhart
34.10 A small town, consisting of one wide street nearly half a mile in length, and very irregular, there are several low, thatched tenements in the town, but the buildings are generally too storeys, plain, and slated. The Parish Church is a conspicuous erection, built in 1545 and still in good repair. There are two churches in the town belonging to the U. P. [United Presbyterian] body, together with two manses in the same, there are also Branches of the Royal, National and Commercial Banks of Scotland, a Post Office, School and Market house on Meal Market. There is a large Mote on Justice Seat at the western entrance of the town. "In 1451 James 2nd erected Biggar into a new burgh or barony, with all priviliges and particularly a weekly market on Thursday" this market is still regularly held.

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Parish of Biggar

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