Come to Scotland's Highest Villages on Saturday 1st of December to catch up with the latest developments at Lowther Hill, grab a bargain at the Lowther Hills Ski Sale, take a trip on the Santa Express train at Leadhills and Wanlockhead Railway, visit Santa down a real Mine, and do your Christmas shopping at the Leadhills and Wanlockhead Craft Fair.
There's plenty happening in Scotland's Highest Villages this weekend, so here's a great opportunity to take the family for a fun visit to the Lowther Hills.
It's been a rather busy Autumn since we finally got a lease over Lowther Hill at the end of September. A new line of snowfence is now marked down and ready to be erected, we have started planting trees on what will be Scotland's first wooded ski slope, and there has been good progress in the construction of the clubhouse at Lowther Hill.
On Saturday 1st of December we are hosting a Ski Club Open Day alongside our Lowther Hills Ski Sale.
Everybody is invited to come along, grab a bargain at the Ski Sale, enjoy a visit to the slopes, and learn about the progress achieved so far as we build the only ski centre in the south of Scotland.
OPEN DAY PROGRAMME
Between 12pm - 3pm - Meet us at the Lowther Hills Ski Sale at the Leadhills Hall in Ramsay Road, Leadhills, ML12 6YA.
There is parking space available in the square, in front of the hall. The Hopetoun Arms Hotel has parking space available for customers at the rear of the building.
Between 1pm - 4pm - Come to see the new clubhouse and slopes at Lowther Hill
Have a leisurely walk to Lowther Hill to see work we've done so far and meet volunteers who will be happy to answer your questions. If you haven't been to Lowther Hill before, you can find some directions here. It's likely to be cold, so please dress for the weather on Lowther Hill.
During your visit to Scotland's highest villages...It will be a busy weekend in Scotland's Highest Villages as Santa will be visiting Wanlockhead and meeting children at the Lochnell Lead Mine. Please visit the website of the Lead Mining Museum for details. Visit the website of the Lowthers Railway Society for details of the Santa Express train services that will run during the weekend.
Go to the Leadhills and Wanlockhead Craft Fair for a more relaxed and original way to do your Christmas shopping, with a superb collection of local crafters and artisans. The fair is held at Wanlockhead Community Centre, ML12 6UT. There is limited parking space available in front of the Community Centre. The Wanlockhead Inn has parking space available for customers.
Other local attractions include the highest part of the Southern Upland Way, the Leadhills Library (the oldest subscription library in the British Isles), the famous Leadhills Mining Bears, and the Leadhills Historic Trail (trail leaflets available at the Hopetoun Arms Hotel in Leadhills).