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Leadhills Exhibition Boards 2023

The Leadhills team held a successful open day on 10th October. Please see below the exhibition boards that were on display. A full report on the feedback from those who attended will be provided in the coming weeks.

Leadhills Estate Community Consultation 2023

Leadhills Estate is holding its annual community consultation on 10 October between 4pm – 8pm at the Leadhills Village Hall. The drop-in event will be attended by Lord Hopetoun and representatives from the Leadhills Estate team.  An overview of the Estate’s activities over the last 12 months will be exhibited...

Leadhills Hedgehog Help House

More than 15 years ago Greta Clark’s husband Charlie was digging in his vegetable garden at the Scots Mining Company House in Leadhills when a tiny baby hedgehog crossed his path. He took it indoors to Greta who realised it needed care to survive. Further hoglets appeared that year and...

Glen Franka Reservoir

Glen Franka Reservoir is an impounding reservoir on the Leadhills Estate. An impounding reservoir consists of a dam across a valley which acts to impound a natural stream of water. The exact date of completion is not clear but is thought to be around the mid-1860s (see description of works)...

Leadhills Golf Club Future Plans

Leadhills Golf Club have secured £97,536.56 of funding for the renewal of all equipment needed to keep Scotland’s highest golf course in perfect condition. Both The Renewable Energy Fund and Clyde Wind Farm have match funded the total needed. Leadhills Golf Course is a 9-hole course, situated in the picturesque...

Community development at the heart of collaborative working between village and estate

A meeting, which took place on 2nd September 2020 between members of Leadhills Community Company Ltd (LCCL) and representatives  of Leadhills Estate, set out to develop a partnership approach in which the village and the Estate will work together towards a more sustainable future for the area. Chaired by John Ralph, Company Secretary of...