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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...

University Professor To Study Mimulus Peregrinus

A new species of plant has been discovered in and around the area surrounding Leadhills Estate.  This exciting discovery has lead to a project being granted permission to conduct a study of the plant, known as Mimulus peregrinus. The study commences in November and will be conducted by Professor Mario...

Harryburn Windfarm Consultation

The Trustees of Leadhills Estate have agreed with RWE Innogy to investigate a potential renewable project on the Lowther Hills, South Lanarkshire, directly north of the village of Leadhills.  The project is to be called Harryburn Wind Farm. Leadhills Estate is committed to ensuring that the community is fully consulted throughout...

Charity Cycle Challenge

This October the Lowther Hills Ski Club and 3 Pistes Cycle Sportive are joining forces to create a new cycle sportive up to Scotland’s highest road, to raise funds to buy a snow groomer for the Ski Club. This will be a unique opportunity to cycle up Britain’s 3rd tallest...

Heather Burning at Leadhills

This week sees the end of heather burning on the Leadhills Estate. It is necessary to burn the heather in order to maintain vigorous and nutritious heather moorland. The heather is burned in strips about 30 metres wide and a well burned moor has the appearance of a patchwork quilt....

Estate Supports Library Improvements

Leadhills Miner’s Library is the oldest subscription library in the British Isles and the Estate is proud to be supporting the current improvements being made to this historic building, which is an extremely important part of the Leadhills community and its past. John Crawford, Leadhills Heritage Trust Chairman, said “Leadhills...