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Leadhills,Scotland

Leadhills is City/Area of South Lanarkshire, Latitude: 55.417, Longitude: -3.76043

Leadhills is a small village in a high valley in the Lowther Hills and has a strong mining legacy.

Leadhills is a small village in a high valley in the Lowther Hills and has a strong mining legacy. Leadhills is the second highest village in Scotland at 1,460 feet above sea-level. The area is believed to have been important for mining sinch the Romans and the town is the site of the first discovery of many minerals, including lanarkite and leadhillite. Gold mined in Leadhills was used to form Scotland’s crown jewels, which are on public display at Edinburgh Castle. The Scots Mining Company House is an early 18th-century mansion house which was built for the manager of the Leadhill mines. Designed by William Adam, it is now a category A-listed building which has a coffee and gift shop.

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