Biggar Town Coat of Arms Coaster
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Biggar is a historic market town on the northern edge of the Southern Uplands.
Biggar, a royal burgh since 1451, still retains its medieval layout. The main street is lined with centuries-old houses and Biggar Kirk dates from the 16th century. Biggar has associations with various historical figures, including William Wallace and Bonnie Prince Charlie.
The arms were officially granted on October 1, 1930.
Biggar has a long connection with the Fleming family, Lords Fleming from c. 1451 and Earls of Wigtown, 1606-1747. Biggar became a Burgh of Barony in 1451, in favour of Robert Fleming of Biggar who became 1st Lord Fleming.
The arms follow the device shown on the seal adopted by the Burgh in 1892. The plough and the sheaf stand for the agricultural interests of the district; the latter may possibly refer to the Norse word for a barley field from which the name Biggar may be derived.
The goat's head is the Fleming crest and the Fleming red and silver colours have been used in this part of the shield.
The motto is that of Fleming; according to tradition, the words "Let the deed shaw" were uttered by Sir Robert Fleming to Robert Bruce (later King Robert I) after the latter had killed the Red Comyn in Greyfriars Church in Dumfries in 1306.
These coasters are made from the best quality Welsh slate. Each one is hand cut and then felted on the back to protect your surfaces.
Measuring 10cm in diameter and approximately 4mm thick.
Available in singular pieces or sets of 2,4,6 or 8 and they come with a complementary gift box.
Please note: Slate is a natural product so appearance and size may differ slightly from piece to piece.