... and here's our annual review of what has been reported about Lowther Hills over the past year. For a trip down memory late, check 2014's headlines here.

Yes, Scotland's sixth ski area is operational! - Lowther Hills was back on the headlines. This one is from InTheSnow, the UK's most read snowsports magazine.

The Ski Club of Great Britain put the Lowther Hills as one of the best places where to get some snow in the UK:

"For anyone considering a community regeneration project, this will be the one to watch", said Tourism Intelligence Scotland:

Like he did in 2014, Roger Cox provided a well-researched and accurate reflection of Lowther Hills on Scotland on Sunday.

"Lowther Hills will play an important part in the economic regeneration of the area", said SSE as they put Lowther Hills as a case example of good practice in their national 2015 Community Engagement Report:

Following a successful crowdfunding campaign, webcams were installed and Lowther Hills got permanently added to WinterHighland, Scotland's leading website for snowsports:

We had a successful Open Day in May and we told the world what was next in our shopping list:

Oh, we almost forgot to mention about the Night Skiing!

And then we got again the attention of the press as we started another crowdfunding campaign, this time for a snowgroomer:

"A surge of popularity of the Lowther Hills as the outdoor capital of the south of Scotland"
The Snowball Sportive became our first foray into summer activities at Lowther Hills:

A year later, BBC Radio Scotland came to check out how were we getting on:.

WinterHighland, Scotland's leading snowsport website, added Lowther Hills to their popular app:

"Exciting times are ahead for Scotland's newest ski area!, published Snowsport Scotland, the national governing body for snowsports in Scotland, which also praised Lowther Hills for having the highest ratio of participation in snowsports in any community across Scotland:

Then, just before the first snow of the new season arrived, disaster struck:

Despite the setback, 2015 ended with a bit of hope: