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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…

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

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019 | News

WILDLIFE tourism and biodiversity will be damaged if a 45-turbine windfarm is built at Faw Side in the Ewes valley, it is claimed. The Faw Side Community Group, which is campaigning against the project by Community Windpower Ltd of Cheshire,…

A colourful experience

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019 | News

LANGHOLM teenager Dylan Kay and his mum and dad, Angie and James, raised money at the Colour Run in Carlisle recently for Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw House. Dylan uses Jigsaw House for respite one weekend every eight weeks and…

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…

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019

Election of Cornet 2019: Another year begins in the illustrious history of Langholm Common Riding

LANGHOLMITES continue to thrive on the unique occasion which is…

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019

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

UMBRELLA walkers in Langholm and Canonbie raised £27,000 at the…

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…

It’s been some week for Henry

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019 | News

By Scott McCarthy LANGHOLM folk braved the unseasonal weather in Edinburgh last Wednesday to support Henry Jeffrey in his Bachelor of Music honours degree recital at St Giles Cathedral, the culmination of his studies at Napier University. It was a…

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…

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019

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

A CATTLE grid is in such appalling condition that it…

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…

No fog on Tynemouth

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019 | Hounds Sport

Hounds AT WEST Woodburn Tynemouth and Ranger set off with a good lead in the seniors and maintained this all the way, with Tynemouth winning comfortably down the finish. Castle Clansman and Strider led the senior maidens out over the…

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…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

Ciaran’s fundraiser is a slam dunk

CIARAN Park of Langholm Academy volunteers twice a week at…

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