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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 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)...

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...

Leadhills Information Day – Information & Feedback

Leadhills Information Day – A1 Board Thank you for attending the recent drop in session with Lord Hopetoun and the Leadhills Estate team. Despite the weather, we were really pleased with the turn out and the feedback provided. The information we provided on the day can be viewed on the...

Estate support community to resurace vital road

— http://www.carlukegazette.co.uk/news/leadhills-villagers-rebuild-the-road-themselves-1-4382689

Leadhill’s Estate worked with the villagers and Community Council recently to help resurface a vital artery within the village. Store Brae has not been resurfaced since 1967 and was in a poor condition. This project is a great example of a community pulling together to make key improvements to the...