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An old photography of Biggar

The History of Biggar


In the reforms and improvements of the 19th century, Biggar was one of only two burghs in Clydesdale to embrace the Police Act of 1863 and keep the status which it…

Mayfield Brickworks, Carluke

Mayfield Brickworks


The photos were taken in February 2012 of the Mayfield Brickworks in Carluke. This brickworks was one of the last brickworks to make hand-made bricks in Scotland. Another point of interest…

Old Carluke

A brief history of Carluke


Although Carluke is a parish with seemingly ordinary buildings and inhabitants, the stories behind the buildings and the people make the town and parish unique. The origins of Carluke’s name…

Earl of Angus, statue, Douglas

A short history of Douglas


Douglas was home to both Wallace supporters, Sir Willam Douglas and his son The Black Douglas (or Good Sir James Douglas), who was a key lieutenant of Robert the Bruce at…

Motte and Bailey Castle

Motte and Bailey Castle


The motte and bailey castle constructed here, the best example surviving in the area, was possibly destroyed at the times of the Wars of Independence; 19th Century excavations uncovered extensive…

St Brides Church, Douglas

Good Sir James Douglas and his tomb


The story of the Good Sir James Douglas is not as well known as William Wallace which is understandable in a way because he was not the iconic figure that…