An Afternoon in Biggar

Sunday, 3 May 2015

We passed by Biggar on a cloudy afternoon whilst driving back from North Lanark. A colleague said that Biggar was a 'nice wee place' and so Ed and I agreed to make a quick pit stop there on our way back to Edinburgh. It was a Sunday afternoon and the place was quiet and sleepy. 

We wandered along its High Street and explored a few alleyways. There were a number of independent shops, a couple of charity shops and some interesting looking cafes. There were hardly any people or cars on the street so I stood in the middle of the street and took a whole bunch of pictures.

I found the old stone and brick houses with geometric window patterns very cute. Biggar Kirk, I was told, is one of the oldest in the area but it only dates back to the 16th century. I know we are spoilt for choice when it comes to historic buildings in Scotland so 16th century felt relatively 'new' to me!

After a bit of exploration, we settled down for nice cup of coffee and cake at the Olive Tree Deli. We chatted with the couple sat next to us (also from Edinburgh) and were amazed by the amount of travelling they were doing. Whilst they were a fair bit older and we haven't done too badly on the travel front, the conversation inspired me to explore even more of Scotland and the world.

The Olive Tree Deli owners are a lovely couple, originally from the Bedford area. I shared a few 'interesting' memories of my time working on a construction site near there and it was fun reminiscing. They shared their insights into Biggar and its people, which was very interesting.

All in all, a lovely afternoon in which we learnt more about Scotland and were inspired to do more travelling  Have you had any interesting weekends recently?Ann x

Wearing: Maje blazer, Missoni stole/scarf, Muji t-shirt,  old Levis, Tom Ford sunglasses and Bloch ballet flats.

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