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Saturday 12th October

Saturday 12th October
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New Oil Paintings by Carol Taylor MA RCA 2-3 Days

New Oil Paintings by Carol Taylor MA RCA

An exhibition of new original oil paintings inspired by the beautiful local landscape of Douglas and Angus Estate. Carol is a former lecturer & graduate of Edinburgh College of Art and the Royal College of Art, London. Her painting Studio & Gallery is adjacent to the Scrib Tree and is also open during the BLF Open Studios Trail, where you can browse through a variety of her recent artwork.  The Scrib Tree offers a relaxed atmosphere where you can view the exhibition while enjoying a dining experience from breakfast through lunch and on Friday evenings, a “Supper Club”. Their “Local Larder”, event celebrates our local and regional produce showcasing the quality food and drink offering available from this charming..

Date: Tuesday 1 October - Thursday 31 October

Purves Puppets presents 'Pips and Panda in Circusland' 2-3 Days

Purves Puppets presents 'Pips and Panda in Circusland'

Another adventure from the famous pair. This time Panda finds an unusual basket. Who does it belong to? Where did it come from? We’ll have to wait and see! They visit the circus, where they meet two funny geese called Jiffy and Jaffy, and Sugar the dancing horse. There are many songs for you to join in and lots of fun too! Especially for ages 1-7 years Tickets available from the Puppet Theatre on 01899 220631 or

Date: Sat 12, Tue 15, Fri 18, Sat 19 & Sat 26 October

Wellbeing Day for World Mental Health Day 2-3 Days

Wellbeing Day for World Mental Health Day

Drop in event at Gillespie Centre To mark World Mental Health Day, Biggar Mental Health Network invites you to a‘Wellbeing Day’. This will be a relaxed, informal drop in event to promote health, happiness and mental resilience! We will have taster sessions of creative arts, mindfulness, music, children’s activities and more. There will also be information and stalls from local and national projects, which are there to provide help and support when you might need it most. The Gillespie Café will be open as usual for refreshments. A more detailed programme will be given online nearer the time. See: Biggar Mental Health Network on Facebook. ..

Date: Saturday 12 October

World Mental Health Day - film screening, music and poetry evening 2-3 Days

World Mental Health Day - film screening, music and poetry evening

“We Are All Here” film followed by music and poetry. Short, award winning documentary film, produced and directed by Biggar’s very own Hannah Currie, about Glasgow rapper Lumo (aka Calum Barnes), whose death in 2017 left a mark on the Scottish music community. Hannah commented: "Too many young men are still dying by suicide and we are determined to keep the conversation going and end mental stigma so that more people feel able to open up about their struggles." The film will be followed by local poets and musicians who have also had their struggles, performing to showcase their amazing creativity and talents. (suitable for 12+ years) ..

Date: Saturday 12 October