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Biggar

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Biggar
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County
Lanarkshire
Highway Authority
South Lanarkshire
Places related to the A72
Places related to the A702
The A702 passing through Biggar

Biggar is the largest town in rural south east Lanarkshire, sitting close to the border with Peeblesshire. Although only lying a mile or so east of the River Clyde, the town lies on the banks of the small Biggar Water, which drains eastwards into the River Tweed. It is a historic market town and trading post, which has grown up over the centuries on one of the main routes between Edinburgh and the south, and close to the southern end of the main ridge of the Pentland Hills, which has long formed a notable barrier between east-west travel in southern Scotland. The town's wide market place is still the main thoroughfare (the A702), with a wide variety of shops and businesses serving the large rural hinterland as well as many thousands of tourists and visitors who pass through the area.

The main route through the town is the trunk A702, carrying traffic between the A74(M) and Edinburgh, although the A72 is a junior partner in a multiplex through the town. The A72 forms a somewhat convoluted and meandering route across southern Scotland, connecting Lanark, and so Glasgow, with Peebles and the wider Borders region (although for a lot of traffic the A721 to the north forms a more direct route). The other route in the town is the B7016 which briefly forms a three-way multiplex. This route comes in from Carnwarth to the north and heads off to Broughton to the east.

Routes

Route To Notes

A72

Glasgow (A73), Symington, Lanark

A72

Peebles

A702

Carlisle (M74)

A702

Edinburgh

B7016

Broughton

B7016

Carnwarth





Biggar
Roads
A72 • A702 • B7016
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