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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.

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...