Leadhills Heritage Trust

Who we are and what we do.

Leadhills Heritage Trust Trustees

Leadhills Heritage Trust is a registered Scottish charity (Registered Charity No. SC 024749). We take our responsibilities as a public body very seriously and we produce an annual report and accounts. Listed below are our trustees and roles where appropriate.


Cameron Halfpenny.
Acting Chairman, Vice Chairman & Librarian
Richard Gillanders.
Minute secretary, archivist and geology adviser
Virginia Elliott. Treasurer
Rev. Dr. Nikki Macdonald. Twitter account manager
Robin Harbour. Data protection manager and cataloguer
Andrew Hope. Earl of Hopetoun. Trustee
Dr. Hamish MacLeod. Trustee
Alison White. Trustee

Trust mentor and adviser
Rachel Hunter.

Leadhills miner's Library trustees

Trustees’ contact details are not listed.
Anyone wishing to contact an individual trustee should do so via the website enquiry form.


15 Main Street,
South Lanarkshire
Scotland ML12 6XP

Opening Hours

Saturdays and Sundays
2pm to 5pm.
May to September.

Visits by appointment can be arranged throughout the year.

Leadhills Miners' Library is the World's first library for working people.

Alongside our collection of some 2500 books dating back to the 18th Century, the library contains many historical archives and photographs as well as a display of rare minerals connected to the local mining industry.

We also hold a 46 volume collection of mining journals and bargain books, recording contracts between the mine managers and miners from 1737-1854. It is the largest collection of its kind in Scotland and one of the largest in Britain.

Local Leadhills and Wanlockhead Links


Lead Mining Museum: https://www.leadminingmuseum.co.uk/

Leadhills Railway: https://www.leadhillsrailway.co.uk/

Ski Club: https://skiclub.lowtherhills.com/

Hopetoun Arms Hotel: https://www.hopetounarms.co.uk

Leadhills Scenery