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Sports centre survey appeal

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019 | News

A GROUP investigating the potential for reopening the sports centre in Townfoot, Langholm is seeking volunteers. It wants people to help with the distribution of its survey questionnaire. The group was set up through the Langholm Initiative and is being…

Season starts well: Drum major impresses with his skills in contests

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019 | News

LANGHOLM Pipe Band is celebrating a great start to its summer season. Drum major Ricky Henderson had a very successful day at Girvan when he won best-dressed drum major, the marching and deportment competition and the Ayrshire and Dumfries and…

Wishlist for south’s economic prosperity: Partnership holds another round of meetings this month

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019 | News

A WISHLIST for the south of Scotland’s future economic growth will be discussed at a meeting in Langholm tomorrow. The South of Scotland Economic Partnership (SoSEP) will host the event in the Buccleuch Centre at 6.45pm, during which it will…

Victory for Copshaw

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019 | Bowling Sport

Bowling Copshaw were victorious in the Invitation Triples after defeating Langholm Old. They first got through the semi final by defeating Scott Morrison (Langholm New), while Langholm Old reached the final by winning their semi final against St Mungo. The…

Return to winning ways

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019 | Cricket Sport

Cricket Langholm v Wetheral Langholm got back to winning ways with an emphatic 96 run victory over Wetheral. The win was mainly due to some outstanding batting from Tony Steele 103 not out and Duncan Elliott 88 who put on…

Dunlop Bikers

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019 | Sport

Bike Trials Dunlop in East Ayrshire was last weekend’s destination for bike trials riders Harry Adamson, 12, and Jake Foster, 14, from Newcastleton. And both came away with medals, Harry finishing second in the Scottish round of the Bob McGregor…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Polaris’ Puppy Produce Trail

Hounds Saturday at Walton was the first of the Puppy…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Sprinting at national level

Running Langholm Primary School’s girls sprint relay team returned home…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Legion Awards night

Football Langholm Legion football club held a presentation night on…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Jamie has just two wins to go before turning pro: Popular Langholm jockey shows his commitment to racing

Horseracing Langholm’s 26-year-old jockey Jamie Gormley is just two winners…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Elections Malawi style

Bob Milne, former Langholm minister, sends his second report from…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Common Riding members congratualte Cornet Jeffrey: Christopher Tait appointed as Castle Craigs fair crier

A COMMON Riding members’ meeting was held in the Crown…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Telling tales through time: End of season stories of Ben Nevis, Ireland, wartime, and knitting

CANONBIE SWI held the last meeting of the season and…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

It’s a trial being a sheepdog: 66 entries keeps the Penton event running non-stop

COMPETITORS and spectators gathered for the annual Penton Discussion Group…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Patience plea for playpark

More than £14,000 is still to be raised before a…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Windfarm opposition gathers momentum: Community Council calls for more time to submit comments

The public should have more than just 30 days to…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Holmspun on High Street

Langholm High Street has a new business filling one of…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Future of Langholm moor in spotlight: End of June deadline for Buccleuch consultation

Community ownership and the creation of a nature reserve are…

Merseyside marathon

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019 | Athletics Sport

FIRST-TIME marathon runner Mhairi Beattie put aside a niggling knee injury to complete the Liverpool event in four hours, 12 minutes lats weekend. Mhairi, a Muckle Toon Jogger, said she “enjoyed every step” in one of her favourite cities and…

Wonders of Westerhall: Westerkirk estate opens its grounds for Scotland’s Garden Scheme

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019 | News

ISITORS to Westerhall near Bentpath were treated to a glorious display of colourful shrubs and magnificent trees during its open afternoon on Sunday. On a bright but breezy day people travelled from near and far to stroll through the walled…

Nobel prizewinner is back at his old desk: Richard Henderson inspires the next generation of scientists

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019 | News

A FORMER Newcastleton pupil, who went on to win a Nobel prize for chemistry, has paid tribute to the school which gave him his first taste for science. Dr Richard Henderson, a biophysicist and molecular biologist, won the prize in…

PM ‘impediment’ to Brexit: May’s sudden resignation gets mixed reaction from area’s politicians

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019 | News

PRIME Minister Theresa May’s resignation last week under pressure from Conservative ministers and MPs was no surprise, although, under the rules, she could not be challenged again until December. So serious has the Brexit situation become that Mrs May was…

Apollo 11 inspires pupils

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019 | News

PUPILS at Langholm Academy looked to the stars during science week and were enthused by an astronomer and photographer. The S1 class learned about all aspects of science and, in particular, astro-physics to mark the Apollo 11 landing 50 years…

Dawn presents work on stroke diagnosis: Langholm physiotherapist impresses at international congress

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019 | News

PHYSIOTHERAPIST, who developed a tool to help to diagnose strokes, has presented her work to an international congress in Italy. Dawn Lamb, who lives in Langholm, was asked to travel to Milan to do a presentation at the European Stroke…

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019

Hall fundraiser makes £200

MORE than £200 was raised at a spring market in…

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019

Plants and cakes make a good day out

TINNISBURN Plants near Harelaw opened its gates over the bank…

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019

Weaving a new future: Grant will aid resurgence in textile industry in Muckle Toon

THE Langholm Initiative has received a grant award from the…

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019

One muckle leap for Langholm tourism: Eskdale to benefit from global campaign by VisitScotland

A GLOBAL campaign to promote Langholm’s connection to the first…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

It’s an uphill struggle

IT WAS a true family challenge – mums, dads and…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

More wins for jockeys

Horseracing MORE wins have been recorded by jockeys Dale Irving…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

Curling club celebrates

Curling ESKDALE and Waterbeck curling clubs held their joint annual…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

Disappointing batting

Cricket LANGHOLM 1st XI suffered their first defeat of the…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

Cluster sprint teams excel

Running TWO Langholm teams and one Canonbie team are the…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

Langholm misses out on promotion to League 1: Great disappointment at Milntown over decision to stop club moving up

Rugby A RESTRUCTURING of the three East leagues means Langholm…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

Straight from the horse’s mouth

TWO equestrian establishments in Eskdale were on the itinerary of…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

Ian and professor are enthralling

THERE was a record audience for the two speakers at…

Be part of the annual spectacle: Costumes, make-up, backdrops - there are roles for all comers

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019 | Arts and Entertainment

CENTRE Stage Community Theatre has been going strongly in Langholm for more than 10 years. The annual pantomime attracts audiences of more than 1,000 people at the Buccleuch Centre and it is a popular spectacle for many people, far and…

Bags of support from hospital friends

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019 | News

THE Thomas Hope Hospital League of Friends has, once again, gifted new equipment to benefit patients and staff at Langholm Health Centre. Seven new bags have been bought for the district nurses to take out and about with them on…

CCTV urgently needed: Community council puts together a bid to fund security cameras

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019 | News

THE need for CCTV in Newcastleton to protect property is becoming urgent because of a recent spate of break-ins and thefts in the area. The community council is now pushing to put together a bid to present to Scottish Borders…

Student has designs on good vibrations: Town band player wants to help musicians feel sound

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019 | News

MUSICIANS with hearing impairments could soon benefit from an enhanced musical experience, thanks to a device developed by an Edinburgh Napier product design student. As part of his Edinburgh Napier Degree Show exhibit, Daniel Pilley of Langholm has designed a…

Egg and bacon, please

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019 | Lifestyle News

WORD is getting around about a new breakfast menu at the Buccleuch Centre in Langholm. A full English breakfast from Tracey Goodfellow of Castleview Catering is now available from 9.30am to 11am. The centre is extending its coffee shop opening…

Bra-vo! Moonlit walk amazing

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019 | Lifestyle News

WHAT better way to raise money for charity than walking 26.2 miles through London in the dead of night? For Caroline Jardine and Katrina Kenny of Langholm it was the most amazing experience to do the Moonwalk. Caroline said: “We…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

Biodiversity is crucial to eco-tourism successWindfarm campaigners claim turbines will be detrimental:

WILDLIFE tourism and biodiversity will be damaged if a 45-turbine…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

A colourful experience

LANGHOLM teenager Dylan Kay and his mum and dad, Angie…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

Take a snapshot of your walk to win

WALKERS in Eskdale are being encouraged to enter a portrait…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

Centre of excellence for arts and culture: Plans to take Langholm on a journey by advancing creativity

THE challenge of building Langholm as a regional centre for…

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019

Singles win for Hawick

Bowling Langholm New Town Bowling Club held its open singles…

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019

Success at St Mungo

Bowling THREE bowlers from Langholm New Town won the Kettleholm…

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019

Ashton runs well

Cross Country FRESH from winning the Annandale and Eskdale primary…

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019

Gymnastics medals

Gymnastics THERE was more gymnastics success with medals brought back…

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019

Massive leap brings Fire Bolt home

Hounds IT WAS back on to the open going at…

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019

Gary wins with Wailers

Rugby GARY Brannan of Langholm was on the winning Wailers…

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019

Two Hawick trophies for top player

Rugby BAILEY Donaldson of Langholm won two top trophies at…

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019

Win against Carleton makes it two out of two: Steele and Piszczykiewicz are the star performers for the Langholm squad

Cricket Langholm Cricket Club 1st XI 156 for 5 beat…

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