Estate News

Estate support community to resurace vital road

— http://www.carlukegazette.co.uk/news/leadhills-villagers-rebuild-the-road-themselves-1-4382689

Leadhill’s Estate worked with the villagers and Community Council recently to help resurface a vital artery within the village. Store Brae has not been resurfaced since 1967 and was in a poor condition. This project is a great example of a community pulling together to make key improvements to the...

New Life on the Leadhills – – Dog Walker’s Guidelines

— http://www.outdooraccess-scotland.com/sites/default/files/docs/dog_owners_leaflet.pdf

We are very lucky to live and work in the Leadhill’s. The beautiful scenery provides a fabulous habitat for new life. We remind all dog owners of your responsibility when walking your pets in the area – please see the attached link to refresh yourself of The Outdoor Access rules for dog...

Leadhill’s Estate support Pre-school Charity Auction

The Leadhill’s Estate were delighted to donate a butchered lamb to the Leadhill’s Primary Pre School ‘Toddle Waddle’ on the 31st March. The Auction was to raise funds for the The Edinburgh Sick Kids Foundation. The Toddle Waddle was a huge success which all the children involved thoroughly enjoyed taking...

Harryburn Wind Farm Public Exhibition

RWE Innogy have confirmed dates for two public exhibitions inviting the local community to find out more about the proposed Harryburn Wind Farm. Crawford Date: Wednesday 14th September Venue: Crawford Hall Time: 3.30pm until 8.30pm Leadhills Date Thursday 15th September Venue: Leadhills Hall Time: 3.30pm – 8.30pm  

Local pupils survey the Glengonnar Water

Leadhills Estate recently welcomed the Clyde River Foundation and S1 pupils from Biggar High School to the Glengonnar Water near Leadhills as part of a river project which also included the Mouse Water. Both rivers have been historically altered by human activity and therefore make for interesting study sites; the Mouse Water has been...

Radar Ride Reaches New Heights

On 22nd May, Leadhills Estate was home to a unique cycling event called the Radar Ride. The event welcomed hundreds of competitors for the challenging Radar Ride who all assembled in Wanlockhead – the remotest and highest ‘village depart’ on the UK calendar – to take on one of three...

University Professor To Study Mimulus Peregrinus

A new species of plant has been discovered in and around the area surrounding Leadhills Estate.  This exciting discovery has lead to a project being granted permission to conduct a study of the plant, known as Mimulus peregrinus. The study commences in November and will be conducted by Professor Mario...

Harryburn Windfarm Consultation

The Trustees of Leadhills Estate have agreed with RWE Innogy to investigate a potential renewable project on the Lowther Hills, South Lanarkshire, directly north of the village of Leadhills.  The project is to be called Harryburn Wind Farm. Leadhills Estate is committed to ensuring that the community is fully consulted throughout...

Charity Cycle Challenge

This October the Lowther Hills Ski Club and 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive are joining forces to create a new cycle sportive up to Scotland’s highest road, to raise funds to buy a snow groomer for the Ski Club. This will be a unique opportunity to cycle up Britain’s 3rd tallest...

Heather Burning at Leadhills

This week sees the end of heather burning on the Leadhills Estate. It is necessary to burn the heather in order to maintain vigorous and nutritious heather moorland. The heather is burned in strips about 30 metres wide and a well burned moor has the appearance of a patchwork quilt....

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