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Biggar

... Traditions and Festivities! (Continued...)

Riding The Marches!

Biggar's Summer Celebrations and the Riding the Marches fall in the same week. Riding the Marches is a tradition respected in most towns in the Scottish Borders. Riding the Marches is when the boundaries of the historic burgh are patrolled on horseback by the Cornet (a young local man) and a number of other riders.

The Glove Race!

The Glove Race is an older tradition than the Riding the Marches. It is an annual athletic challenge for Biggar's youth. The Glove Race began in 1451 when the Flemings presented a prize of "a pair of white gloves".

The Vintage Car Rally

Run by Biggar Museums Trust, the Annual Vintage Car Rally is held each August in Biggar in commemoration of the work of Albion Motors, the successful truck company that was founded by a Biggar farmer. Each year, dozens of vehicles from all over Britain arrive in the Burgh to participate in this celebration of the invention of the motorcar.

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Scotland from the Air

Scotland From The Air
Colin Baxter

Here is a remarkable collection of aerial photographs by renowned photographer Colin Baxter. They explore the length and breadth of this rich and diverse land across the intricate jigsaw of cities, towns and villages; farms, fields and forests; and over bens, glens and lochs - an eagle's view of Scotland as never seen before.[col. illus. hardback]

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