Shieldhill Castle (Biggar)


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Launch Site Address

Shieldhill Castle, Shieldhill Road
ML12 6NA

Shieldhill Castle (Biggar) Hot Air Balloon Rides

Fun & Interesting Facts

Biggar is home to Scotland’s only permanent puppet theatre. Biggar Puppet Theatre is run by the Purves Puppets family and celebrated 50 years of shows in 2020.


The spectacular upper Clyde Valley is just some of the truly breath-taking scenery you will enjoy on our unforgettable Scotland balloon flight.

Enjoy stunning vistas of the beautiful hills and valleys around Biggar and Lanark when you take to the skies from Shieldhill Castle, near Biggar.

Go up, up and away over gorgeous South Lanarkshire in our iconic big red balloon and experience an airborne adventure unlike any other.

Biggar is our closest location to both Glasgow and Edinburgh for a Scotland balloon flight.

Whichever way the wind takes you, nothing compares to the beauty of the unforgettable Scottish landscape as you drift majestically through the skies.


From Edinburgh:
Take A702 south and turn right onto A721, signposted Glasgow. Just beyond Elsrickle, turn left as signposted for Biggar. After 200 yards turn right. At the end of the road, turn left and then right onto Shieldhill Road. After 1.5 miles, Shieldhill Castle is on the right.

From Glasgow:
From M8 exit at Junction 6 onto A73 towards Lanark. In Carluke, turn left onto A721, signposted Peebles. In Carnwath, at the traffic lights turn right onto B7016 towards Biggar. After five miles turn right onto Shieldhill Road. Shieldhill Castle is 1.5 miles on the right.

PLEASE DO NOT go into Shieldhill Castle Car Park. The pilot will meet you outside and launch site is the field next door.

Passenger Flight Information Line

Please call 01270 446 646 to confirm the status of your flight.

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Your Pilot Will Be:

Graeme Houston

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