Details about past and current events.  Possibly about future plans for the building (events, changes to the building), also maybe a bit about the type of work that is done behind the scenes at and for the venues.

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A little about our history

Biggar Corn Exchange is a Grade B listed building which was originally built in 1860 and was opened in 1861. The building is built on the site of the old Meal House and has been a major landmark in the town since its construction. When the Corn Exchange was built to replace the old Meal House as a grain market it failed to achieve the expected success. Consequently the building became a popular venue for dancing and entertainment. It was gifted to the Biggar Burgh Council in 1935.

This facility has been used for many years as an amateur theatre. The Corn Exchange is a unique historic building occupying a commanding site in the centre of the town.

It is acknowledged locally that the Corn Exchange has an attractive historic legacy which contributes significantly to the unique character of Biggar High Street, which is why it is so important that it is preserved and maintained to serve future generations of local people and tourists visiting the town.

It is currently leased to Biggar Corn Exchange Ltd. from South Lanarkshire Council as a Community venue.

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  • History of Biggar Corn Exchange
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Refurbishing the building

The Corn Exchange re-opened in October 2010, following major refurbishment works.

South Lanarkshire Council and Biggar Theatre Workshop worked in partnership to secure funding to complete a number of external and internal repairs essential for the building to remain operational, extend its life and improve its appearance.

Funding from the Rural Community Heritage Fund allowed them to commission a feasibility study from Richard Murphy Architects to look at a redesign of the Corn Exchange.

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