Biggiesknowe ( a corruption of bridge-house-knowe) was once the centre of the burgh's hand weaving cottage industry.
The older houses were built in 1796 as weavers houses. In one of which ( about half way along ) the famous publishers William and Robert Chambers were born in 1800 and 1802. In another was born the noted academic, Professor John Veitch.
Historical content : taken from the Town Walk