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Amazing Rotary walk: Umbrella walkers in Langholm and Canonbie raise £27,000

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019 | News

UMBRELLA walkers in Langholm and Canonbie raised £27,000 at the annual sponsored walk in March. This fantastic sum was made up of £14,357 raised during the walk, £10,000 from four local trusts and £2,641 through Gift Aid. A total of…

Billy recalls his big day

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019 | News

BILLY Laidlaw, who is this year’s jubilee Cornet at Langholm Common Riding, went back to school to tell the pupils about his special year. Billy, who carried the flag in 1969, did a talk and showed memorabilia to the pupils…

Stakeholders must have say in agency: MSP puts forwards amendments to enterprise bill

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019 | News

A ROUNDTABLE breakfast has been held to gather views from stakeholders on the bill to establish a South of Scotland Enterprise Agency. The event was organised by Colin Smyth, South of Scotland Labour MSP. Attendees included business representatives, including Dumfries…

Tub Paula takes charge of the Copshaw bikes

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019 | News

NEWCASTLETON nurse and artist Paula Downey has been elected as this year’s Copshaw Common Riding Tub. It was Paula’s second time of lying for the village’s most coveted honour and she takes over from last year’s Tub Dave Mitchell. She…

Ivanhoe at the ready: A lifelong passion with the Armstrongs led to tour business

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019 | Lifestyle

By David McVittie A COMMON sight around Langholm and the surrounding area these days is that of Sir Ivanhoe. No, not the one of Sir Walter Scott fame but rather the touring car of Armstrong Tours, the preferred mode of…

1,000 votes cast

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019 | News

IT WAS a night which will long be remembered in the Jeffrey household as Henry was elected Langholm Cornet 2019 at the second time of asking. Henry, 27, a music student and businessman, was overjoyed when he came out top…

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019

It’s been some week for Henry

By Scott McCarthy LANGHOLM folk braved the unseasonal weather in…

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019

Project to save lives secures more funds

A PROJECT to install eight defibrillators in Eskdale and Ewes…

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019

Kerbside recycling to come to D&G: Councillors approve option to allow residents to recycle at home

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council is introducing a kerbside collection service…

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019

Seven hours in Glen Lyon

Running SISTERS Carol Irving and Kirsty Ash ran Glen Lyon…

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019

Three teams out for cricket

Cricket LANGHOLM got their 2019 league campaign off to a…

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019

Special guest Jilly a hit with young rugby heroes: Former Scotland women’s captain presents medals at club’s awards night

Rugby Awards LANGHOLM Youth Rugby signed off their season in…

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019

Craigs’ boys have grand night: Club’s future in safe hands

THE Castle Craigs Club held its annual boys’ night in…

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019

Dream kitchen for Day Centre: Mary Buckley of Westerhall officially opens the new extension

LANGHOLM Day Centre’s transformation into a modern, fit-for-purpose building was…

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019

Adam’s labour of love: Accordion and Fiddle Club chairman bows out after 30 years

AFTER being at the helm of the Langholm Accordion and…

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019

Jilly . . . Langholm’s magical MasterChef: Humble champ charms and impresses the audience

STILL riding high after her success in this year’s MasterChef,…

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019

Steps taken towards new sports centre

A TEAM has been put together to progress a project…

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019

The bluebells of Eskdale

THE gardens at Westerhall near Bentpath will open once again…

Broken cattle grid sets off elderly couple’s airbags: Resident has to constantly pick up debris from damaged vehicles

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019 | News

A CATTLE grid is in such appalling condition that it is wrecking cars, it has been revealed. Langholm, Ewes and Westerkirk community council heard that the cattle grid had been “fixed” but the repair was totally inadequate. Anne Elliot of…

Trio of hopefuls

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019 | News

TOMORROW night the public of Langholm and surrounding areas will go to the polls to elect the 2019 Cornet. This year the three young men are Henry Jeffrey, who is standing for the second time, Lloyd Johnstone and Lawrence Ewart,…

Exhibiting a passion for wildlife

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019 | Arts and Entertainment

Wendy Patterson of Newcastleton is currently exhibiting her paintings in the Welcome to Langholm shop in Langholm’s Market Place. Wendy runs a popular and award-winning wildlife watch group for youngsters in Liddesdale and says she is inspired by her surroundings.…

Langholm flooding plan hits cost hitch: Holmwood project likely to go up by £150,000, a 40 per cent rise

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019 | News

A FLOOD protection scheme in Holmwood, Langholm may rise by up to £150,000, an increase of nearly 40 per cent on the original cost. The original estimate of £250,000 has now been revised up to between £375,000 and £400,000 after…

Fresh start

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019 | Bowling Sport

Bowling VICE-PRESIDENT Kevin Irving opened the New Town bowling club’s season in the presence of about 20 members. A fun triples bowl with three rinks for 18 members was played. Karl Nawrocki, president, sent his best wishes and thanked the…

Great finish to the season

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019 | Rugby Sport

Rugby Annan U14 23 Langholm U14 24 LANGHOLM were out to do the double on their neighbour but after three minutes, they were four points down after an Annan try and conversion. This inspired the lads to retain the ball…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

No fog on Tynemouth

Hounds AT WEST Woodburn Tynemouth and Ranger set off with…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

Nine-wicket defeat

Cricket LANGHOLM 2nds began their campaign in the Sunday league…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

Watsonians are supreme: Langholm Sevens is still one of the best tournaments in Scotland

Rugby WATSONIANS retained the Scott cup in devastating style at…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

Cracking Copshaw Cabaret: Standing ovation for society’s first big production

Copshaw Cabaret brought the audience to its feet on both…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

Capturing history in the spoken word: Langholm voices included in Ewart Library ethnology project

THE recording of voices talking about lost ways of life…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

A fresh start in Eskdale

In our final instalment on the life of Janet Armstrong,…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

Water births to laptops - a midwife’s life

THE speaker at the Canonbie SWI meeting this month received…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

New Zealand envoy visits scenic Eskdale: Sheep farmers discuss opportunities and challenges

EVERYDAY life, farming and the history of a remote and…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

Motorbikers find the best breakfast in the Borders

MEMBERS from the Morecambe Bay and Estuaries Advanced Motorcyclists group…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

Kirsty’s On Call Africa

FOR more than 20 years Langholm Rotary Club has been…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

Four are lying for Copshaw Tub

FOUR candidates have put forward their names for the 2019…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

Objections may prompt a lengthy public inquiry: Double yellow lines proposal in High Street remain unresolved

THE proposal for double yellow lines in Langholm High Street…

Ciaran’s fundraiser is a slam dunk

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019 | News

CIARAN Park of Langholm Academy volunteers twice a week at Langholm Day Centre. Sandra Graham, manager, told him that after the day centre was refurbished, they hoped to buy a therapy bed. He decided to do a fundraiser for them…

Day takeover bid for retailer fails

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019 | News

WOMENSWEAR retailer Bonmarche claims a £5.7m takeover offer by Philip Day undervalues the company. Last month Mr Day, who owns Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group, acquired more than half of the company’s shares through holding company Spectre, triggering a mandatory takeover…

Great achievement

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019 | Karate Sport

NE of Langholm’s most well-known sportsmen has been honoured with a lifetime achievement at the Annandale and Eskdale sports awards. Philip Gunn, who set up the karate club three decades ago, was one of many sportspeople honoured at the Langholm…

Flooding a huge concern for windfarm objectors: Faw Side protesters say Ewes and Langholm are at risk from development

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019 | News

THE risk of flooding to homes, roads, businesses and farms in the Ewes valley and downstream in Langholm has been highlighted by a group fighting a proposed windfarm. The Faw Side Community Group (FSCG) says that the extraction of peat…

Near miss against Victoria

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019 | Football Sport

Football Langholm Legion 2 Selkirk Victoria 3 LEGION looked like they would reach a cup final for the second season in a row after scoring two goals within 15 minutes of the start of this Forsyth Cup semi-final. They started…

Cross country excellence: Langholm and Canonbie pupils show a clean pair of heels

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019 | Athletics Sport

Cross Country CROSS country runners from Langholm and Canonbie primary schools excelled at last week’s annual Annandale and Eskdale championship at Grummel Park, Lochmaben. Langholm’s P7 girls’ team and P7 boys’ team both won their large schools’ races, while Canonbie…

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019

Superstars one and all

Rugby ANOTHER hugely-successful Langholm Lions and Cubs mini-rugby festival was…

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019

Millennials plot route to prosperity: Pidgin Perfect and Upstart give Langholm High Street a real buzz

THE High Street was buzzing last Saturday as families and…

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019

Clan marks 500 and 50 year celebrations: Armstrongs have two reasons to shout from the rooftop

TWO historic events, one from 500 years ago and another…

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019

Stunning landscapes

BOB McLure talked to members of the Buccleuch Centre patrons’…

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019

Pupils draw their favourite wildlife

AUTHOR and wildlife artist Wendy Patterson read from her new…

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019

Swimming and tennis may be big attractions: Project to reopen sports centre is ready to run feasibility study

A FEASIBILITY study into whether the sports centre in Townfoot…

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019

Commission shows its worth to tenants

THE news that a Langholm couple are being allowed to…

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019

A ray of African sunshine

A GROUP of 20 primary school children from Uganda, who…

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019

£80,000 boost for groups in Eskdale: Windfarm cash aids projects for people of all ages and abilities

MORE than £80,000 is being pumped into Eskdale, thanks to…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

Lewis wins at Tranent

Athletics LEWIS Bell competed in the Lothian trials at Meadowhill…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

Success for Langholm Youth

Youth Rugby LANGHOLM Youth Rugby players enjoyed a successful day…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

Club awards shield

MUCKLE Toon Sloggers and Joggers joined the ADAC Potholm run…

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