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Keira flies high

Week: 33 | 15th August 2019 | Sport

Show jumping Kiera Graham, age 11, and her pony Gwen, from Gin Case, Canonbie, competed successfully at the British show-jumping championships. Heading down to Stoneleigh on Tuesday 6th August, they had qualified for the British Novice Championship and the British…

Weather against Home Hill Race

Week: 33 | 15th August 2019 | Athletics Sport

Hill Race WE HAD hoped for a bigger turnout this year, but the weather was against us. As the rain poured down and the local folk turned out to marshal, we were beginning to think the flooded roads and threat…

Callum is champion

Week: 33 | 15th August 2019 | Golf Sport

Golf 16-year-old Callum Jeffrey from Langholm travelled to Selkirk Golf Club last weekend to compete in the Borders Golf Association Championships. Callum who was a recipient of “Welcome to Langholm” Future Champions Award Funding in 2019 produced a fantastic round…

National championship for Langholm’s Lewis: Gold medal win in Grangemouth makes athlete National U20s champion

Week: 33 | 15th August 2019 | Athletics Sport

Athletics LEWIS Bell was pronounced the new Scottish National Under-20 200m Champion after he secured the Gold Medal at the FPSG National U20 Athletics Championships at Grangemouth in a time of 21.86 seconds. One of his local training partners, 16-year-old…

Liz is jumping for joy

Week: 33 | 15th August 2019 | News

LIZ Forsyth of Langholm describes her recent tandem sky dive for charity. My husband got me what he claimed was “the best present ever” for Christmas. It was a voucher for a tandem skydive from 10,000ft. As an incentive to…

Go wild with Wild Eskdale

Week: 33 | 15th August 2019 | News

THE Langholm Initiative Wild Eskdale project hosts its first festival shortly and it includes a range of exciting activities over a week. It kicks off on Saturday, August 31 and ends on Sunday, September 8. The festival will showcase to…

Week: 33 | 15th August 2019

Show will shine despite weather

THE organisers of Canonbie Show are hoping the weather is…

Week: 33 | 15th August 2019

Timing seems perfect for moorland buyout: South of Scotland MSP, Colin Smyth, backs the bid to buy

THE potential community buy-out of thousands of acres of Langholm…

Week: 33 | 15th August 2019

New hub for Outpost Arts: Focal point for arts organisation will bring great benefits

AN EXCITING new opportunity for creative people of all ages…

Week: 33 | 15th August 2019

Band’s successful season

LANGHOLM pipe band has had an extremely busy summer-time playing…

Week: 33 | 15th August 2019

Michael's art is Finding the Light

Fans of the work of Claygate-based artist Michael Batey can…

Week: 33 | 15th August 2019

Fourteen wet and windy miles along the wall

MONIQUE Steele, her sister Colette Mather and Colette’s 14-year-old daughter…

Week: 33 | 15th August 2019

Unseasonal weather wreaks roads havoc transport havoc

by Sharon Tolson EXTREME weather conditions caused widespread disruption during…

Week: 32 | 8th August 2019

Gilsland winner has lots of scope

Hounds ONLY one pup ran the produce trail for dogs…

Week: 32 | 8th August 2019

Legion kick off in cup: Football team go into their 25th season ready for the top flight

Football LANGHOLM Legion will celebrate their 25th year this season.…

Week: 32 | 8th August 2019

Gordon anchors team innings

Cricket LANGHOLM 2nds enjoyed a four-wicket victory over Stainton last…

Week: 32 | 8th August 2019

Join fun-filled training

Rugby LANGHOLM Youth Rugby kick-starts its season next Tuesday. The…

Week: 32 | 8th August 2019

Poor batting display rules out promotion: Langholm display gives the opposition a comfortable eight-wicket victory

Cricket LANGHOLM travelled to Staffield on Saturday knowing a win…

Hall looks to future: Eskdalemuir venue will host regular events with its neighbour

Week: 32 | 8th August 2019 | Lifestyle

WITH changes to the committee last year, a fresh lick of paint and refurbishment, the ex-servicemen’s public hall is looking forward to becoming an integral part of the Eskdalemuir community again, hosting regular events to encourage social interaction in this…

Ice-cream vans and Aston Martins share the stage

Week: 32 | 8th August 2019 | News

By Glen Laidlaw THE weather forecast said “wet” but the reality was far different and in brilliant sunshine we made the short journey from Langholm to Netherby Hall, Longtown for the annual Vintage & Classic Car Show last weekend. This…

Langholm darner sews together a new future

Week: 32 | 8th August 2019 | News

THE Welcome to Langholm shop in the Market Place is currently the base for Lyn Maxwell, a self-employed darner who started her business four weeks ago. Lyn trained at Reid & Taylor as a darner and worked at Neill’s Mill…

Chairman warns: don’t cut vital public services: Council consults town on the future of town hall and toilets

Week: 32 | 8th August 2019 | News

ANY cut in provision at the customer services centre in Langholm town hall will isolate and penalise elderly and vulnerable people. That was the message from John Galloway, Langholm, Ewes and Westerkirk community council during a public discussion about the…

MoD objects to turbines: Windfarm will adversely affect defence interests, says ministry

Week: 31 | 1st August 2019 | News

THE Ministry of Defence has objected to the proposed windfarm at Faw Side in the Ewes Valley because of the “unacceptable” impact on its seismological recording station in Eskdalemuir. The UK has an obligation to carry out seismological monitoring under…

1,000 say yes to centre: Survey on redeveloping sports venue attracts positive response

Week: 31 | 1st August 2019 | News

A GROUP working on the redevelopment of a sports centre in Langholm is delighted with the public’s positive response to the project. The Townfoot Sports Centre development project received an excellent response to its recent community survey questionnaire. The survey…

Week: 31 | 1st August 2019

Truly the best window in town

LANGHOLM town centre was looking very much in the pink…

Week: 31 | 1st August 2019

Tynemouth is top dog

Hound trails LANGHOLM hound Castle Clansman pushed the winner of…

Week: 31 | 1st August 2019

Wrestling draws a crowd

Wrestling THE Cumberland wrestling was very popular with the crowd…

Week: 31 | 1st August 2019

Tindle wins top 90m sprint with superbly-timed run: Common Riding Games attract a wealth of talent to entertain the crowds

Athletics THE spoils on the running track at theCommon Riding’s…

Week: 31 | 1st August 2019

Rum and milk the flautists’ downfall

LANGHOLM Flute Band’s drummers took revenge on the flautists during…

Week: 31 | 1st August 2019

Sorry, no Christmas pud here

CHRISTMAS and the Common Riding: For many of us, the…

Week: 31 | 1st August 2019

Finlay is Playcare Cornet

ONE of the highlights of Cornet Henry Jeffrey’s busy schedule…

Week: 31 | 1st August 2019

Cornet rides out to where heather blends with sky: Record crowds enjoy a truly amazing day at Langholm Common Riding

TO BE where heather blends with sky on that last…

Week: 30 | 25th July 2019

Elderly give best wishes

LANGHOLM’S senior citizens have been enjoying the company of Cornet…

Week: 30 | 25th July 2019

A rare ride out

AFTER a 17-year gap, a Langholm woman has decided to…

Week: 30 | 25th July 2019

The day of all days

IT’S the day when Langholm celebrates all that is so…

Week: 30 | 25th July 2019

A night of fun and songs

LANGHOLM Social Club hosted its Cornet’s night last Friday with…

Fell boys

Week: 30 | 25th July 2019 | Athletics Sport

Fell Racing A CRACKING fell race was had during the Castle Craigs ride-out last Saturday. Cornet Henry Jeffrey sent the runners on their way from Castle Craigs and they hared off through the heather and bracken, which was shoulder high,…

Fine day for Castle Craigs pairs

Week: 30 | 25th July 2019 | Bowling Sport

Bowling THE New Town Bowling Club hosted its Castle Craigs’ pairs competition last Saturday. The weather was good and 32 entries were received. Thanks go to the sponsors who were the Castle Craigs Club. The winners of the tournament were…

No fog on this Tynemouth

Week: 30 | 25th July 2019 | Sport

Hounds TYNEMOUTH continued his winning form with another impressive win, this time at the Lodge Gill trophy trail last Sunday. The trophies were presented in memory of Tony Harrison, a great Border hound trail enthusiast. There were six entries for…

Happy campers learn skills from the Falcons: Langholm youth rugby hosts two-day camp for 79 enthusiastic youngsters

Week: 30 | 25th July 2019 | Rugby Sport

Rugby SEVENTY-NINE youngsters took part in a rugby camp at Milntown in Langholm this week along with members of the Newcastle Falcons Community Foundation. Children aged six to 16 enjoyed the two days of coaching by Callum Lawn, Struan Hutchison,…

Commission seeks views on land use decisions: New protocol will help organisations to work better together

Week: 30 | 25th July 2019 | News

The Scottish Land Commission has launched a new survey seeking the views of communities about community engagement in decisions relating to land. The commission wants to make sure all people in Scotland have the opportunity to be involved in decisions…

Ben bounces to another gold

Week: 29 | 18th July 2019 | Athletics Sport

TRAMPOLINE and double mini-tramp gymnast Ben Ewart took the national title in his age group at the British Gymnastics NDP finals at the Ricoh Arena in Coventry last weekend. The last event of the competitive season saw Ben win the…

Week: 29 | 18th July 2019

Big day for Big Dunc as he scores his first century: Langholm cricketer finally puts his three 90s behind him

Cricket SINCE 2006, Big Dunc has made it into the…

Week: 29 | 18th July 2019

To the moon and back for tea

FIFTY years after the launch of Apollo 11, Langholm enjoyed…

Week: 29 | 18th July 2019

Boys’ reading challenge: Langholm and Canonbie schoolboys get a helping hand with books

WHEN it comes to reading at school, the boys have…

Week: 29 | 18th July 2019

Call of the hills

THE build-up to the Common Riding continued on Sunday with…

Week: 29 | 18th July 2019

Kerbside recycling to save money and planet: Council highlights the benefits of helping residents to recycle

A VISION to recycle more waste and send less to…

Week: 29 | 18th July 2019

Eskdale lift-off for our Highland Coosmonaut: VisitScotland launch out-of-this-world anniversary campaign

A NEW tourism map highlighting Scotland’s links to space exploration…

Week: 29 | 18th July 2019

Sun shines on the Benty

CORNET Henry Jeffrey and his followers enjoyed glorious weather on…

Week: 29 | 18th July 2019

Nearly 1,000 people sign petition to buy moorland: Langholm and Newcastleton are delighted with the support of the public

A COMMUNITY buy-out of Langholm Moor by groups in Eskdale…

Week: 28 | 11th July 2019

Dry century could end if new distillery opens: Langholm business seeks town centre premises to distil gin

MORE than 100 years after the Langholm distillery closed, the…

Week: 28 | 11th July 2019

Carlisle match taken to wire

CRICKET LANGHOLM 2nd XI bowlers took their game to the…

Week: 28 | 11th July 2019

Excellent Canonbie bowling

Bowling THE weather was very kind for an excellent bowling…

Week: 28 | 11th July 2019

Jazzle wins at Copshaw Common Riding

EVERYONE was up bright and early last Saturday for the…

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