Author Archives: Steve

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...

Southern Upland Way

BETTER CONNECTIONS Following feedback from the Leadhills community through the Community Council and the Leadhills Estate Information Day, the feedback was for clearer identification of path networks around Leadhills village with maps to encourage walkers and visitors to come to the area.  One particular route that was identified by the Community...

Wanlockhead Railway

Leadhills Estate supports The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway  The Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway is a two foot gauge touristic railway that operates over the old trackbed of the Caledonian Railways branch line to Wanlockhead, from the site of the station in Leadhills to the county boundary at Glengonnar pass. Open...

Successful Information Day

Representatives from the Leadhills Trust, including Lord Hopetoun, hosted a very successful Information Day at Leadhills Village Hall on Wednesday 23rd October. The event followed on from a similar information day held in 2018 in which the Estate outlined its plans under the themes of the Community, Leisure and Recreation, Landscape...

Leadhills Golf Course

The 9-hole Leadhills Golf Course is set in the heart of the picturesque village of Leadhills just up the road adjacent to the Hopetoun Arms Hotel. With forty three members made up of Junior, Adult, Senior, Country, Family and Friends of the Club, the active membership pride themselves on the...

Harryburn Wind Farm Update

The Scottish Government has rejected the Harryburn Wind Farm planning application.  Innogy is reviewing the detail of the decision and will make an assessment as to the next steps for the project www.innogy.com/harryburn.