Archives: 2019

Bastle houses at Leadhills Estate

Leadhills Estate bastle houses are located at Glenochar, Glengeith and Glendorch and the Estate is pleased to have worked with the Biggar Archaeological Group towards their preservation. What is a Bastle house? A Bastle house is a defensive building dating back to the late 16th/ early 17th centuries. It is...

Leadhills Angling Association

The Glen Franka Reservoir is in a glorious location located in a valley about 2 kilometres to the south of Leadhills. A hidden spot from the village, it offers a serene getaway for fishing enthusiasts. The Leadhills Angling Association was set up for those with an interest in fishing, and...

Flood management update

Following the work by South Lanarkshire Council on flood management in the village, we have been advised that the village has now been classed as a lower risk, “inspect and maintain” status since there have been no further reports of flooding since the work was undertaken.   Any incidents of flooding risk should be...

Statement by Leadhills Estate Following Death of Hen Harrier

The estate where a hen harrier is believed to have been caught in an illegally set trap has said it is not responsible for the bird’s death. Leadhills Estate said the event is the latest in a series of suspicious activities on its land, much of which has been reported...