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Bailey comes first in six-way race for Cornet

Big turn out of voters to elect 2024’s main man Fair stood the wind last Friday for a large vote for this year’s Cornet …and that is what we got!1,180 people put their cross on the voting slips – only…

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52 bowlers remember Robert

16th May 2024 | Bowling Sport

Langholm New BC held their inaugural Open Singles Competition on Saturday in memory of Past-President, Robert Grieve.An excellent entry of 52 came forward to play and it was a glorious sunny day.The winner was Ian Scott, who played consistently well…

Kerry’s adoreable Alpaca pals

16th May 2024 | Farming and Environment Newcastleton

The Alpaca Experience will give the public the chance to get up close and personal with the 25-strong herd From Legal Secretary in Newcastle to Alpaca breeder in Newcastleton might seem like a huge and quite unlikely career and indeed…

Castleholm tally nears the 750 mark

16th May 2024 | Community Lifestyle News

Fine weather last Friday marked the start of Langholm’s Common Riding activities and large numbers took advantage of a sunny evening to come out and sign the petition in support of the community taking ownership of the Castleholm.Roger Maxwell, chair…

Youth Rugby

9th May 2024 | Rugby Sport

Awards Night for Milntown’s juniors By Caroline Jardine | All photos by Nichola Paul Langholm Youth Rugby recently held their annual awards ceremony which was attended by over 100 people. The day started with Niall Cubbon saying a few words…

Castleholm opportunity

9th May 2024 | Community News

Community support crucial to securing transfer By Mairi Telford Jammeh Another exciting transfer of land in Langholm is likely to take place this Summer. Buccleuch and a new organisation to be known as the Castleholm Community Trust (CCT) today announced…

Six men in the running for Langholm Cornet

9th May 2024 | Common Riding Community News

Common Riding’s future is secure with so manyyoung men willing to put their name forward For the first time since 1964, six worthy candidates have put their names forward for the election of Cornet.Ewan Patterson and Lloyd Johnstone stand for…

2nd May 2024

Are potatoes losing their popularity?

That’s the surprising finding of a new report by researchers…

2nd May 2024

Langholm Rugby Sevens 2024

Sunny Day brings the crowds to Milntown Langholm Rugby Club…

2nd May 2024

Prepare to Shine with Centre Stage

Hannah Cumming returns to her stage roots in a professional…

2nd May 2024

Canonbie Playpark could be in place as soon as July

Xcel Project helps team behind the project to secure more…

2nd May 2024

Humza no more: but who next?...'Eeh mei good question!'

We ask politicians and locals to comment on the future…

25th April 2024

Langholm Sevens: A great day out

All roads lead to Milntown on Saturday for the 2024…

25th April 2024

Climate Targets making farmers ‘hostages to deadlines’

‘Any on-farm efficiency measures should be rewarded’ The Scottish Government’s…

25th April 2024

Care Inspectorate praise for Copshaw Nursery

School staff ‘pleased and proud’ after glowing report received By…

25th April 2024

Coast 2 Coast cyclists stay in the Muckle

By Sharon TolsonA group of cycling friends tackled the new…

25th April 2024

Wapakoneta: Forging links with small-town Ohio

Connection with Neil Armstrong’s hometown is widely seen as a…

18th April 2024

Muckle Toon long-distance runners head for the capital

Four Langholm athletes take on the mighty London Marathon 2024…

18th April 2024

Pandemic project is rolled-out across the region

OutPost Arts-conceived initiative becomes DG Creative Wellbeing An arts project originally…

Former Fair Crier and a man of mony pairts

18th April 2024 | Common Riding Community Lifestyle News

Rae Elliot pays tribute to his far-travelled, rugby-playing father OBITUARY John Govenlock Elliot lived in Langholm until conscripted for National service in 1958, serving with Royal Scots Fusiliers against GreekTerrorist Movement EOKA in Cyprus, then Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in Kenya.In…

Langholm Girls FC are toast of Melrose Awards

18th April 2024 | Community Girls Football News Sport

Melrose Sevens’ Women in Sport Awards vote for LGFC as Team of the Year at inaugural ceremony On Friday evening, coaches, committee members and players from Langholm Girls Football Club attended the inaugural Melrose Sevens Women in Sport Awards. The…

Mighty Hiking family off round Kielder

11th April 2024 | Community Gilly Fraser Lifestyle Newcastleton

Jacksons and Dinwoodies aim to make ‘The Difference’ for BGH Four members of a Copshaw family are joining forces to show their gratitude to the health teams who gave them great support when they needed it most. Peter Jackson and…

Broughton brought down by the men of Milntown

11th April 2024 | News Rugby Sport

Club volunteers stepped up to make sure sodden pitch was playable Despite two days of heavy rain resulting in a very wet pitch, Langholm’s last league match of the season took place on Saturday, thanks to the volunteers who made…

Community-led Tourism in Langholm & Eskdale

11th April 2024 | E&L Life News

An 8-page supplement in this week’s E&L Share your thoughts with sharon@langholm-alliance .co.uk In many parts of Scotland communities are now leading on the development and promotion of tourism in their local area. Langholm and the surrounding areas have been…

Proclamation of Kinship from Wapakoneta, Ohio

11th April 2024 | Community Lifestyle News

Neil Armstrong’s home town sends declaration offriendship and co-operation to the Muckle Toon Langholm Ewes and Westerkirk Community Council has received a framed copy of a Proclamation from the Office of the Mayor of Wapakaneta, Ohio. It marks ‘A day…

4th April 2024

Strong squad helps secure three points for Langholm Legion FC

As key player Finley Dell clocks up 100 appearances for…

4th April 2024

Amazing antipodean adventure for four firm friends

Holiday of a lifetime for these Langholm lassies has given…

4th April 2024

Sheep worrying remains most frequent rural crime

By Gilly Fraser A new report by researchers at Scotland’s…

4th April 2024

Missing German Shepherd Xara elicits high-tech response

When 16-month-old German Shepherd Xara gave her owner the slip…

4th April 2024

Active & Sustainable Travel not working for Eskdale

Councillor highlights lack of plans to address Langholm’s transport links…

28th March 2024

Wellbeing wonders in Eskdalemuir

A marvellous selection of therapists and practitioners will be on…

28th March 2024

Gardening club hear about bees and talk about Beechgrove Garden

The Eskdale gardening club held their March meeting last Friday…

28th March 2024

Langholm Common Riding AGM

By Katherine Latimer On Monday the 18th of March, the…

28th March 2024

Putting Langholm on the map in the Scottish Parliament

Oliver Mundell champions the Muckle Toon in a Motion to…

21st March 2024

Good Girls' grading game against Galloway Thistle

Langholm Girls 14s 4 | Galloway Thistle 14s 1 By…

21st March 2024

Land Reform Bill will change how land is sold

Impact of land sales on local communities will be taken…

21st March 2024

Sam has a right Royal day at Cheltenham

..as his beloved Captain Guiness wins and he meets the…

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Rave reviews from OKLAHOMA! audiences

21st March 2024 | Arts Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment E&L Life News

LAODS pulls off another cracker for their latest ‘mesmerising’ musical The chum who came with me to see the opening night of Oklahoma summed it up best.  “It was,” she said, “mesmerising.” The cast all deserve bouquets, but first of…

Super 4s super-stars

14th March 2024 | Cross Country Sport

The finale of the Annandale and Eskdale Schools Super 4’s cross country league took place in Langholm on Monday evening following events in Lockerbie, Annan and Moffat. The Super 4’s are designed to promote cross country running to primary 5-7…

Favourite Langholm walk closed

14th March 2024 | E&L Life News

Easton’s Walk has long been a favourite ramble for locals and visitors alike ever since Mr Easton the First Master of the Free Church School had the walk named after him in the 19th century.However, the increased rainfall in recent…

Right Care, Right Place for community care?

14th March 2024 | Community Lifestyle News

Integration Joint Board okays consultation on options for care in region’s communities OPTIONS for providing care in communities across Dumfries and Galloway are to be written up and assessed – in the next stage of the Right Care, Right Place…

Far-reaching implications for rural landowners

14th March 2024 | Newcastleton News

Gilly Fraser investigates couple’s rural retreat which is under threat from ‘big telecomm’ A Newcastleton couple caught up in a David and Goliath battle say many other people in Scotland could find themselves in the same position. Marjorie and Charlie…

Langholm Town Band off to contest in Perth

7th March 2024 | Arts and Entertainment Lifestyle News

Langholm Town Band held a Training Day on Saturday 3rd March to help them prepare for the Scottish Championships which will be held in Perth Concert Hall this weekend.A massive thanks to Whitburn Band mentors: Chris Bradley, LTB MD (Cornets…

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