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Low wages contribute to more food bank use

Week: 4 | 27th January 2020 | News

Report shows a 22 per cent rise in use in Scotland in 18 months A GROUP, which distributes food parcels in Annandale and Eskdale, recorded an increase from 331 in 2018 to 421 in 2019. Kate’s Kitchen is based in…

Neil is auctioneers’ group champion

Week: 04 | 23rd January 2020 | Farming and Environment

THE Institute of Auctioneers and Appraisers in Scotland (IAAS) has appointed an executive director to intensify its fight for the interests of members and the wider livestock industry. Neil Wilson has started work with the highly-respected organisation and brings with…

Food parcels are only the start

Week: 04 | 23rd January 2020 | Lifestyle News

HAZEL Thompson, manager at Kate’s Kitchen, has watched demand steadily grow and her view is that delays in receiving benefits cause most of the problems. She said: “Demand is increasing all the time. It’s weird. It’s generally a steady increase…

Positive response to holiday pod proposal

Week: 04 | 23rd January 2020 | Lifestyle News

Business wants to expand park to attract more overnight visitors A HOLIDAY park outside Newcastleton has applied for planning permission to build 17 pods to provide short-term holiday lets. Riverview Holiday Park at Mangerton opened in 2002 when planning permission…

Town’s ambition to be a creative place

Week: 04 | 23rd January 2020 | Arts and Entertainment News

OutPost Arts receives funding to run art clubs for all enthusiasts AN AMBITION to make Langholm a creative place for young and old has taken a significant step forward. OutPost Arts has launched its 2020 project, A Creative Place. It…

Purr-fect” partners cool as cats on the ice

Week: 04 | 23rd January 2020 | Arts and Entertainment

Libby and Mark score sevens and go forward to next round THEY looked the “purr-fect” partnership and, after scoring another four sevens, Libby Clegg and Mark Hanretty looked like the cats who got the cream. In their second Dancing on…

Week: 04 | 23rd January 2020

Up to 20 turbines are on cards for Bentpath

Developer proposes to construct a windfarm in Meggat Valley A…

Week: 3 | 20th January 2020

The Moldova Experience

Copshaw schoolboy Dean Armstrong learns new house building skills to…

Week: 3 | 20th January 2020

A Sailor went to sea, sea, sea

For E&L Life Editor Gilly Fraser, an unexpected joint project…

Week: 3 | 20th January 2020

Finding the stars in Copshaw

The brand new Liddesdale Performing Arts Society brought Copshaw audiences…

Week: 03 | 16th January 2020

Libby... the finest girl!

A SENSATIONAL performance on the ice produced an astounding first-round…

Week: 03 | 16th January 2020

School for troubled kids will create 30 new jobs

THE man behind plans to open an independent school in…

Week: 03 | 16th January 2020

Conan takes gold

Running TEENAGE runner Conan Harper won a team gold medal…

Week: 03 | 16th January 2020

Call to act quickly over dangerous Eskdale road - Water pours on to the A7 at same spot as an earlier landslide

HEAVY rain and high winds disrupted travel last Saturday and…

Week: 03 | 16th January 2020

Mascots United

Rugby A TOTAL of 90 youngsters and their families from…

Week: 03 | 16th January 2020

Sounds of the past - Original school bell to be rehung at the new primary

AN IMPORTANT piece of Langholm’s heritage has been rescued and…

Week: 01 | 2nd January 2020

A previous year test

Week: 52 | 28th December 2019

The Muckle Toon Pantomime returns with festive fun for all the family

What links Langholm with 15th century Italy? A well-established and…

Kippford & Rockcliffe Circular via Rough Island.

Week: 52 | 28th December 2019 | E&L Life Walking

Distance: 4.6 miles if you include Rough Island or 3.5 miles if you omit it. Total Ascent: 352ft including the highest point on Rough Island. Start Grid: NX837553. Map: OS Explorer 313. Time: 2.5 hours in theory, but you’ll probably…

Blue Flight in the pink at Kelso: Blue Flight in the pink at Kelso

Week: 51 | 21st December 2019 | Horse Racing Sport

Horseracing ED CHAMBERLIN will lead the ITV racing team when they make their appearance at Kelso Racecourse this Saturday. Together with regular pundits Mick Fitzgerald, Luke Harvey and Sally Ann Grassick, plus commentator Richard Hoiles, Chamberlin will present four races…

Academy plant sale flourishes

Week: 50 | 16th December 2019 | News

IT’S time to get planting so make a bee-line for the Langholm Academy plant sale next week. The pupils have been busy growing various flowers, plants and vegetable plants to sell at their annual sale next Wednesday, May 29. New…

Langholm lads help Hawick

Week: 50 | 12th December 2019 | Rugby Sport

Rugby Morrison’s Academy 17 Hawick High School 41 THREE Langholm lads helped Hawick High School to their first win of the boys’ schools cup final when they beat Morrison’s Academy to take the U16 bowl final. Hughie Donaldson, Ben Jardine…

Langholm come third in athletics final

Week: 50 | 12th December 2019 | Athletics Sport

Athletics LANGHOLM and Canonbie primary schools competed at Annandale and Eskdale primary schools Sportshall Athletics finals in Moffat last Friday. In the large schools’ event, which attracted six entries, Langholm were third behind Moffat and Newington. The Annan school now…

Hat-trick but still a defeat

Week: 50 | 12th December 2019 | Football Sport

Football Langholm Legion 3 Tweeddale Rovers 4 THE whole match was a struggle for Legion but, despite two men being red-carded, they scored three goals through Brian Mattinson. Legion struggled to find their groove on a wet afternoon and the…

Week: 50 | 12th December 2019

Langholm rugby holds its head high at awards

Rugby LANGHOLM Rugby Club was in fine company at the…

Week: 50 | 12th December 2019

A garden of delights from GQT

IT MAY be the bleak midwinter but that doesn’t mean…

Week: 50 | 12th December 2019

A most exciting year for initiative team: Langholm body calls for public to attend AGM and find out more

THE Langholm Initiative has been here for 25 years writes…

Week: 50 | 12th December 2019

Chance to buy land offers a “new dawn”: Consultation underway on the potential purchase of Holm Hill

A COMMUNITY buy-out of Holm Hill will provide a new…

Week: 50 | 12th December 2019

Excellent duo top the bill

By Iain Bell LEONARD Brown and Malcolm Ross topped the…

Week: 50 | 12th December 2019

Everyone a winner at awards to celebrate rural life

JUDITH Johnson’s three decades of work in the community of…

Week: 50 | 12th December 2019

Town’s flood alert: Environment watchdog issues warning over river

A FLOOD warning was issued for Langholm on Tuesday. After…

Week: 50 | 12th December 2019

UK’s future at stake as rancorous campaign ends: Who will be Prime Minister tomorrow?

ONE of the most bitterly-fought general election campaigns in modern…

Week: 49 | 6th December 2019

Theatre is calling: Langholm actor accepted for prestigious stage school

Young Langholm performer Finlay Eagleson will embark on a professional…

Week: 49 | 5th December 2019

Lighting up Langholm

THE day had everything: a crisp, sunny afternoon; Santa and…

Week: 49 | 5th December 2019

Santa’s little helpers

LANGHOLM teenagers Emily Hislop and Jessica Kenny were in good…

Week: 49 | 5th December 2019

Government cuts would damage recycling efforts

DECISION to bring waste services back in-house could be costly…

A humdinger of a match

Week: 49 | 5th December 2019 | Rugby Sport

U14 Rugby Langholm U14 68 Moffat U14 28 TUESDAY night’s clash between Langholm and Moffat was always going to be a humdinger of a match, with only a score between the two teams the previous week. The home team got…

Emerging talent at Kelso

Week: 49 | 5th December 2019 | Horse Racing Sport

Horseracing FATHER Christmas will be greeting young racegoers at Kelso Racecourse’s Festive Family Raceday this Sunday. There will be fun activities for children in the Pavilion Marquee next to the parade ring where older racegoers can enjoy a view of…

Have Pen Will Travel

Week: 49 | 5th December 2019 | Arts and Entertainment News

HAVE Pen Will Travel is the most apt name for an exhibition of original drawings, sketchbooks and publications currently on show in The Look Out in Langholm. Dwayne Bell, local boy made good, has included his now best-selling sketches of…

£27k for Eskdale: Windfarm company gives grants to three organisations

Week: 49 | 5th December 2019 | News

MUCKLE Toon Media, the owner of the Eskdale & Liddesdale Advertiser, has been awarded a grant of £10,000 to support the social enterprise. Two other organisations in Langholm, Ewes and Westerkirk have also received funds from Muirhall Energy which is…

Sweeping changes to refuse collections

Week: 48 | 28th November 2019 | News

Dumfries and Galloway Council staff were in The Buccleuch Centre on Monday 25th November explaining their proposed waste collection scheme to members of the public. Display boards and staff were on hand to talk people through the proposals. This scheme…

Youth Rugby

Week: 48 | 28th November 2019 | Rugby Sport

Rugby Report by Davie Oliver Annan Under 14s: 44 Langholm: 18 On Wednesday November 20 the Under 14 rugby team travelled to Annan to play the first game of the season playing a well drilled and well coached Annan side…

Week: 48 | 28th November 2019

Meet Katherine and her traffic cone hat

CANONBIE Probus Club and visitors from Langholm Probus enjoyed a…

Week: 48 | 28th November 2019

Fiasco of farcical fun: Langholm’s popular am-drammers play to big houses at The Buccleuch Centre

Langholm Operatic and Dramatic Society presented ‘Clutching at Straws’ to…

Week: 48 | 28th November 2019

Legion secures vital win

Football Langholm Legion 2 Jed Legion 1 FINLEY Dell was…

Week: 48 | 28th November 2019

North Berwick sees determined performance from Langholm

Rugby Langholm RFC 13 North Berwick 7 LANGHOLM RFC showed…

Week: 48 | 28th November 2019

Community Trust open day for Copshaw: Consultation to look at feasibilty of Holm Hill buy-out

NEWCASTLETON & District Community Trust (NDCT) are holding an Open…

Week: 47 | 21st November 2019

Campaign to build a new line is ‘rock solid’

Railway group celebrates 20 years of fighting for an extension…

Week: 47 | 21st November 2019

Rave Review | BARBARA DICKSON & Nick Holland

Venue: The Buccleuch Centre, Langholm | Reviewer: Rachel Norris SCOTLAND’S…

Week: 47 | 21st November 2019

Breeding sheep to adapt to weather

RESEARCH looking at ways of breeding sheep and goats to…

Week: 47 | 21st November 2019

Speaking with one voice

Launch showcases skills to take on Langholm’s regeneration THE news…

Week: 47 | 21st November 2019

New Town, new store

As one door closes, another opens on TT Road After…

Week: 47 | 21st November 2019

Town's regeneration vision scoops £60k

AN AWARD worth £60,000 is being given to the Langholm…

Week: 46 | 14th November 2019

Ellie’s life in the fast lane

Cycling AN INTERNATIONAL cyclist with family connections in Eskdale was…

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