Reaching for the stars... well done to Ruairi!

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Creation Mill delight at major funding boost

6th August 2022 | Community Lifestyle News

Textile team gears up for more community workshops The Langholm-based Creation Mill is gearing up for a host of new textiles events after securing funding from several bodies across the UK. The community interest company aims to boost the town’s…

Buccleuch back in the black

5th August 2022 | News

Staycations boost Estate’s profits after pandemic Buccleuch has posted a healthy return to underlying profit in a “difficult” pandemic year. But the property investment and land management group is warning that challenging conditions are likely to persist within its business.…

We’re all football crazy now!

4th August 2022 | Football News Sport

By Penny Johnstone The impact of the Lionesses historic win against Germany in Euro 2022 on Sunday is being felt in Eskdale, inspiring the next generation of girl players. The England women’s team beat Germany 2-1 in extra time at…

Howzat for real community spirit?

28th July 2022 | Community Cricket News Sport

Public digs deep after thieves strike at cricket club By Nick Brownlee and Gilly Fraser Kind-hearted folk have rallied round Langholm’s cricketers after thieves broke into their clubhouse and made off with nearly £3,500. The raid last week left the…

All eyes on Cornet Ruairi

28th July 2022 | Common Riding News

Wishing Ruairi all the best! As Common Riding Day approaches at last, let’s make it one to remember!

Spooky Men: a capella quirkiness

22nd July 2022 | Arts and Entertainment Review

By Sheena Harvey, Castle Bytham, Lincs A collection of ten men singing unaccompanied about their eyebrows does not seem like a recipe for an entertaining evening. That’s probably what you’d think if you’d never come across the Spooky Men’s Chorale.…


7th July 2022 | News

Sightings of ‘Britain’s most dangerous plant’ in Langholm Dog-walkers have been put on high alert after reports of potentially lethal hogweed growing in Langholm. And, with the summer holidays upon us, parents have also been warned not to let children…

‘Scott would have been so proud’

30th June 2022 | Community Lifestyle News

Parents give heartfelt thanks for Langholm bowls memorial Last week, we reported on the inaugural Scott Morrison Memorial Open Pairs bowling competition, held in Langholm in memory of a promising young student from the town who died in a tragic…

‘Wolf-whistles? We’re too busy listening to Radio 4!’

30th June 2022 | Lifestyle News

As shock research suggests Britain’s macho builders are now embracing their sensitive sides, PENNY JOHNSTONE finds out if the trend has reached Langholm. Are the days of wolf-whistling builders, tucking into greasy breakfast baps while pop music blares from their…

All aboard the late-afternoon last bus

30th June 2022 | Community News

Fury as X95 night service to Carlisle is axed by Border There’s anger in Langholm after the late-night bus service to and from Carlisle was suddenly axed. Border Buses announced this week that its popular X95 service, which also calls…

‘We feared foot & mouth was back’

30th June 2022 | Farming and Environment News

Farmers relive trauma after probe into suspected new UK outbreak By Gilly Fraser Farming families who lived through the nightmare of foot and mouth have spoken of their horror at news of a possible fresh outbreak. Last week, fear once…

‘Blame the Duke’, Loki tells Langholm

24th June 2022 | News Reporters

By Penny Johnstone Rapper wades into buyout debate in latest book Langholm is an “ageing, sleepy village, completely landlord-locked…with the young flocking to the central belt to find opportunities”. That’s according to Scottish author and rapper Darren McGarvey, whose new…

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