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Applause for achieving pupils

Week: 26 | 27th June 2019 | News

THE presentation of awards to the pupils, who painted pictures on the theme of Langholm Common Riding, was made during a special assembly in the primary school. Lucy MacLeod, creative director of OutPost Arts had the difficult job of judging…

Course has positive impact: Academy pupils learn traditional rural skills, thanks to businesses

Week: 26 | 27th June 2019 | News

LANGHOLM Academy has collaborated with rural businesses to teach pupils skills such as growing crops, fencing, forestry and auctioneering. As a result one of the pupils has secured a place on a course at the SRUC Barony Campus near Dumfries.…

Mum runs to thank hospice for its care: Retired teacher enters Great North Run for first time

Week: 26 | 27th June 2019 | News

A CANONBIE woman will run through the streets of Newcastle in September in memory of her daughter who had a very rare type of cancer. Jenny Pike, a former teacher at Langholm primary school, will take part in the Great…

Scouts’ thanks to Janet

Week: 26 | 27th June 2019 | News

WHEN Janet Nicholson’s sons were in the Langholm Cubs and she took on the role of treasurer, she never imagined she’d be in the post for 31 years. Janet, who has now retired three years later than planned, was given…

Moor sale petition: Eskdale residents have two weeks to register their support

Week: 26 | 27th June 2019 | News

A PETITION seeking support for a community buy-out of Langholm Moor will be in placed in outlets in town today. Residents and others have two weeks to add their signatures to the petition, drawn up by the Langholm Initiative. Any…

Farewell Denise

Week: 26 | 27th June 2019 | News

The end of the school year tomorrow marks the final day of Denise Cumming’s time as a learning assistant in the Langholm and Canonbie Schools Cluster. After Mrs Cumming returned from the USA in 1998 with a young baby, she…

Week: 26 | 27th June 2019

Youths sought after mill blaze: Police appeal for witnesses to suspicious fire

A GROUP of youths are being sought by the police…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

Seven rides for Jamie

Horseracing JAMIE Gormley has had a quieter week, with seven…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

Netball trophy won: Canonbie primary win at festival

Netball CANONBIE primary school A team won the small schools’…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

Six-wicket win for 2nds

Cricket A BRILLIANT performance with the ball and in the…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

Adventurous spirits all: Muckle Toon hosts an outdoor festival worthy of its name

MTAF LANGHOLM proved once again that it is the perfect…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

On track for next train: Rail group hosts the first commemorative dinner in Langholm

THE first commemorative dinner organised by the Langholm & District…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

Gordon, Amber & Me: Newcastleton mother and daughter meet their wildlife heroes

A NEWCASTLETON mother and daughter were bursting with enthusiasm at…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

New thrills on forest bike trails

MOUNTAIN bikers are once again enjoying the trails in Newcastleton…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

Flood defences will make homes safer: Protection scheme goes on public display to gauge opinions

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council flood team’s events are on Thursday,…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

Windfarm faces being refused by planners: Recommendation put forward to turn down Crossdykes plan

A RECOMMENDATION to refuse the construction of 10 wind turbines…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

Bald in a good cause

ZACH Reid of Langholm has gone bald in aid of…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

Best in the country: Newcastleton wildlife group is presented with national award

THE Wildlife Watch Group in Newcastleton has won the 2018…

It’ll be alright on the night

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019 | News

TWO Canonbie women will climb Ben Nevis during the night to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Catherine Lithgow and Nicola Donald are doing the walk in memory of Nicola’s granny and others they know with the condition on July…

Head pupils

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019 | News

VOTING has taken place at Langholm Academy and the S6 pupils have been put through their paces with a round of interviews, talks and presentations. The school is pleased to announce that Emily Hislop and Sam Cook will take up…

Forest is important: Eskdalemuir is a vital part of Scotland’s industry

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019 | News

THE importance of the forestry industry in and around Eskdalemuir and of Eskdalemuir forest to timber processors in Dumfries and Galloway was the focus of a talk in the Eskdalemuir Hub. George Birrell, forestry director of Kronospan, which owns Eskdalemuir…

Communities make plans to buy moor: Opportunity for a community buy-out will not happen again

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019 | News

THE first steps towards a community buy-out of Langholm moor have been taken after the Langholm Initiative set up a small working group. The group will look into the potential for buying the land which, it is believed, will be…

American triples at Newcastleton

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019 | Bowling Sport

Bowling NEWCASTLETON Bowling Club held its first open tournament of the year, the American triples, last Sunday. There was a modest entry of 16 but a good day was had and the sun shone all day. The winners were from…

Canonbie sports success

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019 | Sport

School Sports ALL eyes were on the running track at Canonbie’s playing field as the pupils ran, skipped and jumped their way to sporting glory last Thursday. On a sunny but cool evening hundreds of supporters turned out to cheer…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Handfuls of karate medals

Karate MEMBERS of Langholm Karate Club came home with handfuls…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Tynemouth runs away

Hounds Tynemouth had another two wins and is running away…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Bouncer Ben is flying high

Trampolining LANGHOLM bouncer Ben Ewart was delighted to win gold…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Dumfries side overhaul Langholm in final over: Decent performance from young team with one man down

Cricket LANGHOLM 2nds were up against Dumfries last Sunday and,…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Recycling cuts costs: FTS Dyers leads the way in disposal of industrial materials

IN THE second of our features, the E&L Advertiser speaks to…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Naturally brilliant: Wild Eskdale takes Canonbie pupils on a journey of discovery

Canonbie Primary School pupils have been down to the woods…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Moor nationally important: Botanist says people need to take direct control of site to secure its future

Chris Miles, the former area manager of Scottish Natural Heritage…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Accomplishment rewarded in a night of prizewinners: Langholm and Canonbie pupils are recognised for their talents

THE Common Riding concert for the Langholm and Canonbie Schools…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Quiz kids do their best

A TEAM from Langholm primary school competed in the district…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Showing the way to a safer day in the hills: Eskdale’s walks get a makeover, thanks to volunteers

THREE stalwart walkers are on a mission to make sure…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Zoe helps save the planet

A RETIRED couple in Langholm are one of the first…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Industrialisation fear: Turbines will destroy natural landscape, campaigners claim

THE company proposing to build a massive windfarm in the…

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…

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