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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...

Scottish Monkey Flower – Stirling University – Final Report

We have been very lucky to have hosted a recent study by biologist Dr Mario Vallejo-Marin from the University of Stirling. Dr Vallejo-Marin’s research has been focused on a new species of Scottish monkey flower, created by the union of two foreign plant species on the bank of a Leadhills...

Leadhills Gala Duck Race

Sunday 6th May 2018 In the recent glorious sunshine the annual Duck Race was another huge success. 830 ducks went down Shortcleuch Water by the Hass. The day was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone that attended and value funds were raised for the Gala Day. Unbelievably 1st & 2nd place were...

Join the World’s Largest Treasure Hunt

GEOCACHING ON THE LEADHILLS ESTATE Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting game that gets all the family involved in the great outdoors. All you need is a pair of walking boots, a raincoat, an object to swap once you reach the treasure and of course the essential piece of kit...

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...