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Moat Park Heritage Centre

Kirkstyle
Biggar
Central Scotland
ML12 6DT

History in the Moat Park is interpreted in an unusual way; here the visitor can see a series of detailed scale models depicting archaeological sites as they would have been seen at the time of their use.

These models range from the earliest sites such as ritual henges and burials to the range of homes known to have existed in this part of Scotland, there are loch dwellings known as crannogs, the round houses of the Bronze and Iron Ages and the mysterious hillfort dwellings of more troublesome times over two thousand years ago.

Walk through history and see Roman forts, medieval castles and a unique model of a Clydesdale bastle house - a seventeenth century defensive farmhouse.

The natural history exhibits are changed periodically with both static and 'live' displays of bees and aquatic species.

The upper gallery is given over to the more recent history with local works of art, photography and memorabilia. Fine collections of silver, paintings, samplers and costume are on display.

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    Biggar lies on the A702 trunk road, 28 miles from Edinburgh and 40 miles from Glasgow. From the south leave the A74 at Abington.

    Moat Park Heritage Centre Postcode for SatNav: ML12 6DT

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