Eskdale COVID-19 cases second highest

Esk valley comes second only to Gretna in the whole district

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Course to help women set up their own business comes to Liddesdale

22nd January 2021 | Community News

LIDDESDALE has been chosen as one of three rural areas to receive Scottish government backing for a new business creation project designed for women. It follows the success of a pilot scheme which helped a group of military wives to…

Rail group argues its case to UK review body

19th January 2021 | News

Extension to Carlisle will bring economic and social benefits

Over 80s welcome call to receive vaccination

18th January 2021 | News

The most elderly in Langholm will be vaccinated from next week

A danner for Doddie

15th January 2021 | Community News

DODDIE Weir’s story has touched the rugby world. He played his club rugby in southern Scotland and earned 61 caps playing for Scotland. Many of us grew up watching him play. But now he is taking on his biggest battle…

EWM is sold but not all jobs will be saved

14th January 2021 | News

CRITICISM has been levelled at the way Tuesday’s sale of high street retailer Edinburgh Woollen Mill has been processed. The deal was hailed as having saved hundreds of jobs at EWM and Ponden Home, which have been in administration since…

Kerry’s passion for town lands her the dream job

11th January 2021 | Community News

THE Langholm Alliance has announced the appointment of its project assistant to work with its community enterprise manager, Nicol Nicolson. Kerry Wonfor, who has lived in the town for 13 years, previously worked for Edinburgh Woollen Mill, initially at its…

40 jobs lost in Langholm as EWM collapses

9th November 2020 | News

SEVEN hundred and fifty jobs at Edinburgh Woollen Mill have been made redundant after the brand went into administration last Thursday. Tony Wright and Alastair Massey, partners at specialist business advisory firm FRP, were appointed as joint administrators to The…


6th November 2020 | News

Edinburgh Woollen Mill and Ponden Home have been placed into administration, putting thousands of jobs at risk. The clothing retailer had 328 sites and 2,571 staff across the UK, while houseware store Ponden Mill had 329 staff. Across the two…

Roadmap to success is in everyone’s hands

6th November 2020 | Community News

Langholm Alliance manager says he is here to get things done

Historic deal to buy moor agreed

5th November 2020 | Community News

Duke will sell 5,200 acres to community for a nature reserve

Scotland’s orchestra, digitally

3rd November 2020 | Arts and Entertainment Review

THE Royal Scottish National Orchestra is bringing audiences its first digital season over the coming months. The performances will be filmed live for audiences in the RSNO’s studio. The concerts are a reimagining of its 2020:21 season and feature many…

Community buys Langholm Moor

2nd November 2020 | Community News

SOUTHERN Scotland’s largest community buyout is set to go ahead after one of the most ambitious community fundraising campaigns ever held. The Langholm Initiative has agreed a deal with Buccleuch to buy 5,200 acres of Langholm Moor after raising the…

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