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Glaury but glorious: Weather plays ball for the Langholm show but wellies are needed

Week: 40 | 3rd October 2019 | Farming and Environment News

THE Becks Farm in Langholm had a triumphant day at last Saturday’s agricultural show, scooping three of the top titles with their sheep. Sharon Graham won the best sheep in show with a non-accredited Texel gimmer, while the reserve championship…

Public toilets must stay: Council recognises their value to both residents and visitors

Week: 40 | 3rd October 2019 | News

ENTRANCE charges and handing over management of public toilets to communities are two of the six options being considered by Dumfries and Galloway Council. The communities committee is faced with cutting the budget on public toilets by nearly £100,000 before…

It’s sew simple to recycle

Week: 40 | 3rd October 2019 | News

PUPILS at Canonbie primary school have had a wonderful time getting to grips with machine sewing. Volunteer Jim Thomson explained and demonstrated the skills needed to operate a variety of machines before the pupils sat down and started on practice…

Huge opportunities to help boost jobs market: Eskdale will benefit from a £15m investment in Chapelcross

Week: 40 | 3rd October 2019 | News

A £15.3M investment in the site of the former Chapelcross nuclear power station will have far-reaching effects on economic regeneration, including in Eskdale. Investment by the private sector in energy, research and development and a business park will bring employment…

Just champion for Campbell

Week: 40 | 3rd October 2019 | Farming and Environment News

ONE young lad and his sheep took the rigours of the show ring in their stride at Langholm last Saturday. Campbell Graham of Evertown Farm, Canonbie, won the non-accredited Zwartble championship and kept their cool to take the breed overall…

Langholm can thrive: Community buy-out of precious moorland has exciting potential

Week: 40 | 3rd October 2019 | Farming and Environment News

A VISIT to two successful community buy-outs in the Western Isles has shown how exciting a prospect such a move could be for Langholm. A focus on improving life for residents and upgrading the tourism offer has been the main…

Week: 39 | 26th September 2019

Partnership award for young people

A LEADERSHIP award for young people in Eskdale is being…

Week: 39 | 26th September 2019

“Welcome to Langholm” Future Champions Awards

Welcome to Langholm Awards The “Welcome to Langholm” Future Champions…

Week: 39 | 26th September 2019

Eagles soar at Teviothead

Hounds THE sun was out in full force at Teviothead…

Week: 39 | 26th September 2019

450th appearance for Johnson

Football Greenlaw 3 Langholm Legion 2 LEGION let a two-goal…

Week: 39 | 26th September 2019

We play our best rugby in the wettest weather: Youth rugby players shrug off the rain and produce their best games

Rugby THE Langholm Youth Rugby teams – and their supporters…

Week: 39 | 26th September 2019

Delays “out of control”: Hospital patients can’t leave because they have nowhere to go

DELAYED discharges from hospitals in Dumfries and Galloway are “spiralling…

Week: 39 | 26th September 2019

School’s out for climate

TWO Langholm schoolgirls made their voices heard at the climate…

Week: 39 | 26th September 2019

Shining a light on awards

STAFF at the Eskdale & Liddesdale Advertiser had the cameras…

Week: 39 | 26th September 2019

Progress on moor: Harris visit will give lots of ideas for Langholm

THE group behind the Langholm Moor community buy-out is ready…

Week: 39 | 26th September 2019

Langholm’s future is in your own hands: Alliance welcomes public feedback after two years’ hard work

A VISION to create a more diverse and prosperous Langholm…

Week: 39 | 26th September 2019

Proposed turbines will devastate landscape: More than 100 objectors claim windfarm will damage their valleys

MORE than 100 public objections to a windfarm development in…

Week: 38 | 19th September 2019

MP impressed by campus expansion

A MULTI-MILLION-pound investment package is set to help the Barony…

Artist portrays a hill shepherd’s life

Week: 38 | 19th September 2019 | Arts and Entertainment Lifestyle

LANGHOLM & District Art Club welcomed Felicite Scott and Lorraine Morton to present an illuminating introduction into the life and works of contemporary artist Victoria Crowe. They led members through the life of Crowe, from her early years spent in…

Making sense of cancer

Week: 38 | 19th September 2019 | News

Lucy Nicholson of Hollows Mill, Canonbie explains why she and a friend are organising a coffee morning to coincide with the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, run by Macmillan Cancer Support. THREE years ago our family’s lives were turned irretrievably upside…

Cannabis production will provide 50 jobs: Eskdale farmer plans to build glasshouse to make medicinal oil

Week: 38 | 19th September 2019 | News

A MULTI-MILLION investment in cannabis oil production at a site in Eskdale could create dozens of jobs. An application to build a 1.5-hectare glasshouse at the Craig by Neil Ewart is currently being processed. As part of the application, Mr…

Lamont joins deal-makers

Week: 37 | 12th September 2019 | News

LIDDESDALE’S MP has joined a cross-party group of MPs set up to get a deal with the EU through parliament. John Lamont joined about 15 Conservative, Labour and independent MPs to launch MPs for a Deal. The group seeks to…

Bumper crop at Benty: Best show day in years

Week: 37 | 12th September 2019 | Farming and Environment News

ONE of the best show days in years produced a bumper crop of winners at the Benty last Saturday. The Westerkirk Horticultural Society’s annual event makes up for its small size with quality entries from toddlers to pensioners. The focus…

He’ll be coming round the mountain - 42 times: Langholm runner completes a classic Lake District challenge

Week: 37 | 12th September 2019 | Athletics Sport

THE challenge was to run 42 of the highest peaks in the Lake District within 24 hours. So, congratulations go to Lawrence Friell of Drove Road, Langholm, who completed The 24-hour Bob Graham Round which is a 66-mile, 27,000-feet circuit.…

Week: 37 | 12th September 2019

Wayne starts career on the beat

A FORMER Langholm Cornet has completed his training at police…

Week: 37 | 12th September 2019

More than an Ambleside amble

Jogging MUCKLE Toon Joggers Kirsty Ash, Pauline Irving and Mhairi…

Week: 37 | 12th September 2019

Clegg breaks two British records and wins silver: World Para swimmer is really happy with his progress as he looks to Tokyo

Swimming STEPHEN Clegg broke two British records on his way…

Week: 37 | 12th September 2019

Do more for communities

A REGIONAL MSP has urged the Scottish government to do…

Week: 37 | 12th September 2019

Will inclusive growth work for Langholm?: Conference discusses how communities can reduce inequality

LANGHOLM was represented at a national conference which gave an…

Week: 37 | 12th September 2019

Lorry drivers advised to “keep on parking”: Council never wanted to impose restrictions in village square

LORRY drivers have been advised to park their vehicles in…

Week: 37 | 12th September 2019

A golfing legacy: Marvellous total raised for Macmillan Cancer Support

AFTER the awful weather and sleepless nights, the organisers of…

Week: 37 | 12th September 2019

Time to take action for struggling town: Steering group to consult public on proposed developments

AN ACTION plan for Langholm is ready to go out…

Week: 36 | 5th September 2019

A final family picnic before tragedy strikes: Clouds of war gather over a Langholm family’s idyllic summer

EIGHTY years ago on September 3, 1939 Britain declared war…

Week: 36 | 5th September 2019

Exciting plans revealed for potential new sports facility: New development would improve quality of life for Langholm and district

A REVITALISED sports centre has the potential to improve health…

Week: 36 | 5th September 2019

16 pairs for Irving cup

Bowling LANGHOLM Old Town Bowling Club attracted 16 pairs for…

Week: 36 | 5th September 2019

Miller steps up into rugby captain role

Rugby HAVING been denied promotion last season by a league…

Healthy entry for this year’s Doctors’ Run: Ryan smashes it with a well-paced run and youngsters have fun in the sun

Week: 36 | 5th September 2019 | Athletics Sport

Doctors’ Run RYAN Milligan scorched round the eight-mile Doctors’ Run course last Sunday and came home in 48.47. His blistering pace meant runner-up Dean Winter crossed the line in 53.48 followed by Alex Jarzyna 55.44. Alex and his team-mates Martin…

Crossdykes construction commences in earnest: Communities will benefit by more than £300k from windfarm

Week: 36 | 5th September 2019 | News

CONSTRUCTION has begun on a windfarm near Langholm without the support of government subsidies. Muirhall Energy of Lanarkshire started work at Crossdykes north west of the town on Monday. The event was attended by members of Langholm, Ewes and Westerkirk…

The Holm Showed us: Sunshine on Copshaw

Week: 36 | 5th September 2019 | News

FARMER Glen Wilson produced the overall champion sheep in a gripping interbreed contest at the Holm Show last Saturday. Glen, of Bonchester Bridge, won with his Texel after judge Jim Sinclair placed him ahead of a North Country Cheviot ram,…

Aaron’s sheep wins

Week: 36 | 5th September 2019 | Farming and Environment News

THE finest display of rural life descended on the Holm Show in Newcastleton last Saturday when sheep, goats, dogs, ponies, poultry and pets impressed both judges and spectators. Despite the poor forecast, the afternoon was bright and there was plenty…

Hold the front page! We’re up for an award: E&L Advertiser is on shortlist for a rural resilience accolade

Week: 36 | 5th September 2019 | News

THE E&L Advertiser’s Hold the Front Page! project has been shortlisted for a Dumfries & Galloway LEADER rural award. The project entered the rural resilience category and was shortlisted along with two other schemes. Muckle Toon Media, the community interest…

Paul is Borders champ

Week: 35 | 29th August 2019 | Bowling Sport

Bowling PAUL Warwick of Langholm won the Borders single-handed championship last Saturday. The format of the competition is all the bowling clubs in the Borders play in a qualifying round in which they play two or three games to determine…

Week: 35 | 29th August 2019

Iona’s had a busy August

Athletics IONA Jamieson, 13, who is also supported by the…

Week: 35 | 29th August 2019

Fire Belle has other ideas

Hounds THE fields have begun to improve as kennels start…

Week: 35 | 29th August 2019

Donaldson turns out for Hawick

Rugby IN THEIR final pre-season games Hawick and Hawick Force…

Week: 35 | 29th August 2019

Hottest of days makes for some tense cricket:

Langholm 1st XI secure one-wicket victory against Edenhall at home…

Week: 35 | 29th August 2019

An eagle named Ally NAMED ALLY

CONSERVATIONISTS are celebrating the relocation of six white-tailed sea eagle…

Week: 35 | 29th August 2019

Langholm chillis on telly: BBC’s Landward comes to town to film its passion for spice

DOUGIE Vipond, presenter of BBC Scotland’s Landward programme, was in…

Week: 35 | 29th August 2019

Ban on lorry parking is proving unpopular: Residents say they were unaware of consultation on restrictions

A BAN on lorries parking in Newcastleton’s Douglas Square has…

Week: 35 | 29th August 2019

Eagle death shocks team:Golden eagle project suffers setback after young bird killed

ONE of the young eagles reintroduced at a site in…

Week: 35 | 29th August 2019

£5k raised for moor: Crowd funder reaches target in only eight days

A CROWD-FUNDING appeal in Langholm has raised its £5,000 target…

Week: 35 | 29th August 2019

We are the champions

THREE girls from Langholm are jumping for joy after multiple…

Week: 35 | 29th August 2019

Eskdale shares £220k to rebuild economy: Project officer will support community to identify opportunities

ESKDALE is in line for a massive financial boost through…

Week: 33 | 15th August 2019

Keira flies high

Show jumping Kiera Graham, age 11, and her pony Gwen,…

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