End of a chapter for Lowther Church, Leadhills

Mary Hamilton who has played the organ at The Lowther Church in Leadhills for the past 54 years - finally retires on 30th December 2012  -  Picture by Andrew Wilson
Mary Hamilton who has played the organ at The Lowther Church in Leadhills for the past 54 years - finally retires on 30th December 2012 - Picture by Andrew Wilson

For over half a century, Mary Hamilton has been the organist at Lowther Church.

And when the building, in Leadhills, closed at the end of the year she was still playing for the final services.

“It has been a chapter,” said Mary, who is 85.

Her connection with the church spans generations as her great-grandfathers were involved in building it back in 1883.

For full details, see the Carluke and Lanark Gazette.