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Biggar (Back-Up Site)

Launch Site Address

Biggar Rugby Football Club, Biggar
ML12 6JJ

Biggar (Back-Up Site)


Our back-up site for Shieldhill Castle, Scotland, your flight may be moved to Biggar on the day.

"I have never been more heartily received anywhere, or enjoyed myself more completely."

So said the great Charles Dickens following his visit to Lanarkshire in 1847, although it is merely local hearsay that he complained of the absence of a Virgin Hot Air Balloon launch site!

Historians will delight in the prospect at gazing down on the famous site of the Battle Of Biggar, which took place in 1297 and resulted in William Wallace defeating the English army, commanded by Edward.

Biggar is full of historical surprises, for example within the graveyard of its Church Of St Mary, built in 1546, are buried the ancestors of the politician, William Gladstone.

Steeped with ancient military landmarks the county of Lanarkshire, when viewed from the air and with the aid of a good guidebook, will enthrall and delight those with an eye for historical detail.

Depending upon wind direction, you might find yourself suspended over the site of the defeat of Mary Queen Of Scots forces at Langside in 1568. Alternatively you might take in the rugged majesty of the glorious River Tweed as it threads through stunning Upper Tweedle.

The wind is a fickle creature, there's no real way of telling where you will end up until airborne, but one thing is for sure, with such a rich landscape and history spread beneath the basket, you may rest assured that you will certainly have a flight to remember!


From the centre of Biggar: The RFC is located just south of Biggar along Station Road. Pass the Fire Station, then Boghall Farm and the club is 1/4 mile further down and on the right.

From the South: Follow the M74 to Junction 13 and turn onto the A702 towards Edinburgh and Biggar.

From Edinburgh: Take the A702 towards Carlisle/ Biggar.

From Glasgow: Follow the M74 to Junction 13 and turn onto the A702 towards Edinburgh and Biggar.

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Look forward to... floating on air exceptional views breath-taking heights going with the wind the world at your feet