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...

Protecting New Life at Leadhills

Spring is a very busy time on the Estate’s moors as the days lengthen and the first signs of new flora and fauna appear. It’s also a time when visitors need to exercise a little extra caution when out walking to avoid disturbing the wildlife and to be mindful of the...

Leadhills Miners Library Funding Boost

We were delighted to hear about the recent funding received by the Leadhills Miners Library. As Britain’s oldest subscription library it attracts a number of visitors each year and has been in the heart of the Leadhills community since 1741. The new funding has come from the National Lottery and...

First Snow at Ski Resort Location

Leadhills Estate made the national news this week as the Lowther Hills had their first major covering of snow. The team behind the new Lowther Hills Ski Club were quick to grab the opportunity for a brief ski and some stunning photographs. For more images visit the article on the BBC...

Village clean up for Christmas

Over the next week, the Estate will be attending to some parts of the village that are in need of a little tlc. The patches of land receiving attention are at 51 Ramsay Road and 39 Main Street and will be spruced up in time for Christmas.

Estate Lends a Hand on Gala Day

Leadhills Gala took place on 9th August at Drill Park and the Estate was pleased to be able to lend a hand when some very special performers were in need of help.  The famous ‘Imps Junior Motorbike Team’ from London – who were en-route back from Inverness when they very kindly...

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