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Brownsbank Cottage, by Biggar

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Description: This cottage, the but and ben where Scotlands's international poet, Hugh MacDiarmid (Christopher Grieve) lived with his wife Valda from 1951 until their deaths in 1978 and 1989, has been restored to be exactly as it was. It is now a registered museum and home to a writer-in-residence.

Biggar Museum Trust

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How to get there:
By car: 2 miles/3 kms from Biggar

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Seasonal opening details (2013):
Easter to mid October

Opening Hours:
By Arrangement only call 01899 860327

Admission FREE


Free, but donations to the work of the Trust are always welcome.

Tel: 01899 221050

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Additional Information
Contains many of the artefacts and books belonging to the poet.

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Brownsbank Cottage, by Biggar, Scotland