Walter Biggar - Banff

 

Walter Biggar  born in Edinburgh is credited by many as being one of the founders of the herring trade in the Baltic.

He settled in Banff in 1821 and married local lass Anne Duff (1784-1876).

In Kirkaldy he is said to have begun Sunday school collections for the Herring Lassies, this money was used to provide basic comforts and medical care for them while they were away from home.

An ornate victorian gothic fountain designed by John Rhind was erected in Low Street, Banff in 1878 to the memory of Walter Biggar and his wife Anne Duff.

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Walter Biggar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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