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Industrial Steam Days

Biggar Gasworks Museum, , 18 October 2015

Costumed performer in scrubber house
For upwards of 130 years – from 1839 to 1973 – Biggar Gasworks made coal-gas for the town and surrounding district. It was one of the first small-town gasworks to open in Scotland, and among the last to close.

Not long afterwards, it passed into State care, to be preserved as a lasting reminder of an industry that provided so much benefit to all the country’s citizens.

During 2015 there will be 'Steam Days' when the boiler will be operating and driving various items of steam driven machines associated with gas production and distribution:

Time: 12.00 noon - 4.30pm

Today, Biggar Gasworks is jointly managed as a visitor attraction by Historic Scotland and Friends of Biggar Gasworks. It is the only preserved gasworks left in Scotland.

For further information, contact

Historic Scotland
Events Team or telephone 0131 668 8885.

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