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Sunday 20th October

Sunday 20th 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

"Dress to Impress Exhibition" - Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum 2-3 Days

"Dress to Impress Exhibition" - Biggar and Upper Clydesdale Museum

This exhibition showcases a range of 19th century and 20th century fashions from the museum’s costume collection. It explores the evolution of fashion in the past two centuries in an historical, social and cultural context.    ..

Date: Saturday 12 October - Sunday 17 November

Street Gallery - Biggar Supports Fairtrade 2-3 Days

Street Gallery - Biggar Supports Fairtrade

A variety of art work based around the theme of Fairtrade which will be displayed in the shop windows along the High Street...

Date: Saturday 12 - Sunday 27 October

Dancing Light Gallery Festival Exhibition 2-3 Days

Dancing Light Gallery Festival Exhibition

A contemporary art exhibition to celebrate the Biggar Little Festival showcasing work by Christopher Nugent, Christina Woodrow, Jenny Handley, Claire Blyth, Juliette Scott, David Holmes, Jo Verity, Sheena Spacey, Becca Macdonald and many more. Wine Reception both afternoons of 26th & 27th to celebrate OPEN STUDIOS. We look forward to welcoming you!..

Date: Thursday 17 - Sunday 27 October

Enduring Love Exhibition 2-3 Days

Enduring Love Exhibition

A photography exhibition celebrating the partnerships of twenty local couples who have a combined married life of over five hundred years. Enduring Love shares their stories of falling in love and staying in love through thick and thin...

Date: Thursday 17 - Sunday 27 October

Madainn Art Group Exhibition 2-3 Days

Madainn Art Group Exhibition

We are a group of contemporary artists, meeting to paint in a variety of styles using mixed media and assorted techniques. Our inspiration comes from years of formal tuition and attendance, both full and part time at various art schools. We are passionate about our work, enjoying pushing boundaries and exploring new ways to express our vision. Our work includes still life, life drawing, landscapes and abstract, focusing on colour, tone and form. We exhibit widely...

Date: Thursday 17 - Sunday 27 October

Biggar Camera Club Photographic Exhibition 2-3 Days

Biggar Camera Club Photographic Exhibition

Exhibition of photographs by members of Biggar Camera Club...

Date: Sat 19 & Sun 20 October

Medwyn Art Group Exhibition 2-3 Days

Medwyn Art Group Exhibition

Exhibition of work from fine art to fractured and everything in between by the members of the group.  ..

Date: Sat 19 & Sun 20 October

Battle Tunes & Ballads by Drouthy Neebors 2-3 Days

Battle Tunes & Ballads by Drouthy Neebors

A Night of musical mayhem and guaranteed laughs, full of Scottish and Irish traditional music played with blood curdling aggression and attitude, to soulful melodic expression, and everything in between. Humour and audience participation are key to Drouthy Neebors performances. Tickets available from BLF Box Office and Drouthy Neebors on 07706964210 email: Buy Tickets Once you have selected the buy button, click on performance time to purchase tickets..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Biggar Art Group Exhibition 2-3 Days

Biggar Art Group Exhibition

A variety of works in mixed media produced by members of the Art Group demonstrating their differing artistic styles.  ..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Biggar Day Out 2-3 Days

Biggar Day Out

This is an all-day great family occassion, with all the fun of the fair! Enjoy the Food & Craft Fair with afternoon teas, and find a welcome in shops, bars and restaurants. Visit the Gasworks Museum and get a tour from a Victorian guide. Take a break and rest your feet at the free Open Mike Concert. For children, there is a wide range of events from Puppet Shows to the popular Story Trail - "The Biggar Little Giants". Look out for our Free Street Entertainment for all the family to enjoy!..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Biggar Gasworks Steam Day New 2-3 Days

Biggar Gasworks Steam Day

Enter the last remaining town gasworks in Scotland – the only surviving example of a once familiar sight. For more than 130 years, this industrial plant made coal gas for Biggar and beyond before the advent of natural gas in the 1960s. See the coal fired boiler put to work and the steam driven machinery in action. Learn the secret of how gas was produced from coal from our Victorian guide on site...

Date: Sunday 20 October

Biggar Little Orchestra 2-3 Days

Biggar Little Orchestra

A chance for all the family to come and enjoy live orchestral music with some of the world's most beautiful music performed by Biggar's very own orchestra. Kindly sponsored by SSE Clyde Wind Farm Buy Tickets Once you have selected the buy button, click on performance time to purchase tickets..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Books and Art Fair New 2-3 Days

Books and Art Fair

Book lovers and collectors – come and grab an amazing bargain from our wide range of books and art. Large selection to suit all budgets. Stay a while and have a tea and cake in the tearoom too!..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Earthware Pottery Clay Workshops 2-3 Days

Earthware Pottery Clay Workshops

Clay flower bouquet Create a cluster of colourful and ever cheery flowers made from paper clay. A light coloured and lightweight clay perfect for embellishing with design and pattern using coloured slips and oxides. Home baking, teas and coffees supplied. To book a place please contact Viv Newton on 07951500572 or email:

Date: Sunday 20 October

Festival Service 2-3 Days

Festival Service

All are welcome to come and joint this family friendly church service which has become a regular feature of  Biggar Little Festival, celebrating the spiritual side of the arts.     Free Admission (offerings for the work of the church gratefully received)..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Food & Craft Fair New 2-3 Days

Food & Craft Fair

Fine foods, arts, crafts, jewellery and much more are to be found at the Fairs in both the Municipal Hall and St Mary's Hall providing a superb shopping experience and a chance to sample local handicraft and quality produce. We will also be serving teas, coffees and scrumptious home baking in St Mary's Hall. Please note there may be a small charge for some events. ..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Free Motion Machine Embroidery - Pop Up Shop 2-3 Days

Free Motion Machine Embroidery - Pop Up Shop

Patricia West Textile Artist is having a Pop Up Shop at the amazing quilting emporium Biggar Stitches during Biggar Day Out. Come and see her demonstrate free motion machine embroidery, find out how the sewing magic happens and maybe have a go yourself.  There will be commission information, art work, prints and cards for sale as well as information about upcoming workshops.  Patricia is always happy to chat about anything sewing, embroidery and stitch related.  There will be sweet treats because it makes everyone a better sewist. FREE – DROP IN   ..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Henna Painting 2-3 Days

Henna Painting

Used since the bronze ages to adore hands and feet in celebration of festivals. We offer you the chance to celebrate Biggar Little Festival by getting a non-permanent tattoo with an elaborate Indian style design. Prices start from £3 and all money raised will be donated to charity. Lend us a hand and help out in a great cause too! Please contact the Taj Mahal for further information on 01899 220801 (Under 16 must be accompanied by adult. Everyone getting a tattoo will be patch tested to eliminate the possibility of allergy to Henna. Also wear suitable clothing, preferably something with a loose sleeve)...

Date: Sunday 20 October

Louise Dodds Quartet 2-3 Days

Louise Dodds Quartet

Join Scottish jazz vocalist Louise Dodds as she brings her show to the Biggar Little Festival for the first time. Louise, who hails from Edinburgh but has enjoyed an illustrious, international career, will be backed by a band made up of some of the country's finest musicians. Expect variety, warmth and passion as well as heartfelt story-telling from one of Scotland’s finest jazz artists. Buy Tickets Once you have selected the buy button, click on performance time to purchase tickets..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Pencil Drawing Workshop with Kay 2-3 Days

Pencil Drawing Workshop with Kay

Following the success of last year’s Pencil Drawing Workshops, Kay is arranging a number of 3hr workshops suitable for all ages and abilities. This is your chance to come along and learn, or refresh, your pencil drawing skills in her fun and informal studio. Advance booking is essential as spaces are limited. To book a place contact Kay Booton on 07814258495 or e-mail Follow on Facebook or Instagram. Just search for Sabhal Mor Arts. Workshop dates and timesSunday 20 October  1.30pm to 4.30pm Wenesday 23 October     Morning workshop 9.30am to 12.30pm  Afternoon workshop 1.30pm to 4.30pm  (These workshops are suitable for 16yrs and over)..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Pick 'n' mix - Taj Mahal 2-3 Days

Pick 'n' mix - Taj Mahal

We will be offering those dining with us an opportunity to try authentic homemade meals. A Choice of 2 menus and without restrictions on courses! You can pick a starter from the A La Carte menu and main from our special authentic menu or vice versa. Booking is strongly advised. We look forward to serving you! To book please contact Taj Mahal 01899 220801..

Date: Sun 20 October to Tuesday 22 October

Story Trail - The Biggar Little Giants 2-3 Days

Story Trail - The Biggar Little Giants

Where do all these Giants come from?  Unravel the mysteries of the Storyteller and find the answers to The Biggar Little Giants. Have fun with us and take part in this magical mystery tour. It’s specially tailored for accompanied preschool and infant primary school children.  Audience participation is required!!!..

Date: Sunday 20 October

Theatre Open Doors Day 2-3 Days

Theatre Open Doors Day

You’re welcome to pop in and we will show you around our wonderful Victorian-Style Theatre. Guided Tours start at 11am & 2pm. Tearoom will be open selling lunches and cakes! The Books and Art Fair is also on the same day, in the tearoom. Puppet shop, gardens and our own car park on site...

Date: Sunday 20 October