Visit to Biggar and Upperclyde Museum

Members of the Lanarkshire Lieutenancy along with the Provost of South Lanarkshire Council, Councillor Ian McAllan and other invited guests enjoyed a reception and tour of the Biggar and Upperclyde Museum hosted by Chair of the Museum Trust and Deputy Lieutenant, James Dawnay on 15th March 2018.

Biggar Museum Trust aims to collect, store, preserve and record Biggar and Upperclyde’s rich archaeological, social and historic heritage. The museum explores 14,000 years of rural and small town life in Upper Clydesdale. It focuses on the people who have lived and worked in the area from prehistoric times up to the mid-20th century.

James and all the trustees of the museum have clearly demonstrated tremendous commitment and dedication in translating their very ambitious and challenging vision for the museum into such a fantastic resource. It is no surprise that it has already received many prestigious awards including the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The museum is most certainly worth a visit and all at the Lieutenancy wish James and his team continued success in its future operation and development.

Posted by Gavin Whitefield