Braw Clan is the Scots language theatre company. From whispered tales around a flickering fire to a brutal monologue on a naked stage, we tell electrifying stories inspired by the people of Scotland.

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A Secret Wrapped In Lead
by Martin Travers
In 1803 Dorothy Wordsworth and her brother William toured Scotland, staying overnight in Leadhills. Based on Dorothy’s journal, A Secret Wrapped In Lead is an unsettling re-imagining of that night. A night when Dorothy stumbles upon a dark secret that has held the balance between life and death in the savage Grey Glen for centuries.Saturday 28th May, Biggar Corn Exchange, 7.00pm
Sunday 29th May, Hopetoun Arms Leadhills, 7.00pm
Duration: 1 hour 40 minutes
Free but ticketed (max 4 tickets per person)
Suitable for ages 12+
Made possible through the kind support of Biggar Community Council and The Hopetoun Arms, Leadhills.

Braw Clan is the Scots language theatre company. Based in the historic market town of Biggar in South Lanarkshire, Braw Clan is a professional company of award-winning writers, actors, directors, composers, musicians, singers, technicians, designers and film makers.What do we do?Speaking Scots and Modern Scots, on stage and on screen, we tell stories inspired by Scotland’s people, the magnificent land around us and the frailty and resilience of the human spirit.What do we believe?The world deserves to hear the Scots language in all its muscular, theatrical glory. Scots deserves to be spoken, sung, flung, heard, written, treasured and used to tell stories, which are the bedrock upon which our relationships, communities and civilisations are built.We believe the Scots language is for everyone who wants to hear it, speak it and enjoy it. You don’t need to be born or live in Scotland to love Scots. Celebrating and facilitating diversity, equality and opportunity for all is at the heart of our work.We believe in people. We believe in stories and heritage. We believe in the Scots language.Put them together and we are Braw Clan. Wur happy tae mak yer acquentance. Hou’s ye daein?

Martin Travers is a playwright and producer. His plays have been produced by the National Theatre of Scotland, Citizens Theatre, Òran Mór and Scottish Opera. His play Whatever Happened to the Jaggy Nettles? for the WAC Ensemble (Scotland's first professionally supported care experienced theatre group) won Best Play For Young Audiences at the Writers' Guild Awards in 2022.Pauline Lynch is an actor and writer. She's performed for the National Theatre, in the West End and on Broadway. Her most recent film, Mind-Set, directed by Mikey Murray, won Best UK Feature at the Manchester International Film Festival. Her debut novel, Armadillos, won the Sceptre Prize for Fiction and her work has been performed on Radio 4.

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