In early June 'Biggar Gala Week' starts with the Installation of Principals and Riding of the Marches. During the week there is a Gala Day with a procession and the crowning of the Fleming Queen . Festivities conclude with the family cycle run incorporating the retrieval of the flag from Bizzyberry.
Contact South Lanarkshire Council on 0303 123 1015.
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On this day:
Edgar the Peaceable Unites English Kingdoms - 0959, World's first railway inaugurated - 1604, First edition of the News of the World - 1843, First British Cable Car Opens - 1894, Kipling publishes Kim - 1901, Lawrence of Arabia Takes Damascus - 1918, 1st McDonalds opens in London - 1974, Toxteth Riots - 1985, Durham Pioneers Congestion Charge - 2002 More dates from British history