Stopping for Lunch

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Biggar, Scotland

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Stopping for Lunch in Biggar Sep 26, 2011
Biggar is a small town on one of the through roads from the south west of Scotland to Edinburgh, and the route you are most likely to take if you are coming from the north west of England by road. It is an excellent place to get a pie.

Pies in Scotland are not like pies in England. The Scottish pie has a lighter, crisper pastry, and a heavier filling. The Scottish pie is less a snack, and more an attempt to fit an entire meal into a form you can eat walking down the road. This means that as well as the meat pie (known internationally as the Scots, or occasionally Scotch, pie), the Scottish pie repertoire includes the Macaroni Pie (macaroni cheese, in a pie), the chilli pie, and – quite wonderfully – the Lasagne pie. That is, folks, Lasagne in a pastry crust – lasagne you can take to a football game, should the need arise. And the best Lasagne Pie I’ve ever had was from Biggar Flavours, a bakery in Biggar.

Stopping for lunch in Biggar is a lot cheaper than stopping on a motorway service station. There are other things to eat, from several nice little cafes. Biggar itself is an attractive town, with a puppet theatre and some other attractions, none of which I have ever had the time to go to so I can’t comment on them. There’s lots of parking, and you get to see a southern Scottish town rather than yet another garage on the road.
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