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

Week: 32 | 8th August 2019 | Football Sport

Football LANGHOLM Legion will celebrate their 25th year this season. The club has historically yo-yoed between the top division (A) and the middle division (B), with three Division B titles and two cup final victories. They won the Border Cup…

Gordon anchors team innings

Week: 32 | 8th August 2019 | Cricket Sport

Cricket LANGHOLM 2nds enjoyed a four-wicket victory over Stainton last Friday, thanks to a well-rounded young bowling attack and the hard work of Davie Gordon anchoring the innings with the bat. After losing the toss and being put into bat,…

Join fun-filled training

Week: 32 | 8th August 2019 | Rugby Sport

Rugby LANGHOLM Youth Rugby kick-starts its season next Tuesday. The fun-filled training sessions will be held on the fantastic Langholm Academy 3G pitch and the club would like to invite new and current members to go along and join them…

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

Week: 32 | 8th August 2019 | Cricket Sport

Cricket LANGHOLM travelled to Staffield on Saturday knowing a win would keep them in the promotion hunt. Unfortunately, it wasn’t to be after a poor display with the bat meant Staffield sealed a comfortable eight-wicket victory. Duncan Elliott, captain for…

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…

Week: 32 | 8th August 2019

Langholm darner sews together a new future

THE Welcome to Langholm shop in the Market Place is…

Week: 32 | 8th August 2019

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

ANY cut in provision at the customer services centre in…

Week: 31 | 1st August 2019

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

THE Ministry of Defence has objected to the proposed windfarm…

Week: 31 | 1st August 2019

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

A GROUP working on the redevelopment of a sports centre…

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…

Elderly give best wishes

Week: 30 | 25th July 2019 | News

LANGHOLM’S senior citizens have been enjoying the company of Cornet Henry Jeffrey and his right and left-hand men Iain Little and Stuart Murray as they carry out their duties. Over the past week they have visited the patients at Thomas…

A rare ride out

Week: 30 | 25th July 2019 | News

AFTER a 17-year gap, a Langholm woman has decided to take up the reins once more tomorrow. Sharon Johnsone first rode the common when she was 10 in 1977 and Charles Erskine was Cornet. Sharon, nee Martin, said: “I rode…

The day of all days

Week: 30 | 25th July 2019 | News

IT’S the day when Langholm celebrates all that is so cherished in this town: family, friends, tradition, a warm welcome and an unparalleled sense of community. When Cornet Henry Jeffrey receives the flag tomorrow at the start of Common Riding…

A night of fun and songs

Week: 30 | 25th July 2019 | News

LANGHOLM Social Club hosted its Cornet’s night last Friday with David Pool in the chair. David welcomed a packed house before Cornet Jeffrey, accompanied by his left and right-hand men Iain Little and Stuart Murray, entered the room. David introduced…

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…

Week: 30 | 25th July 2019

No fog on this Tynemouth

Hounds TYNEMOUTH continued his winning form with another impressive win,…

Week: 30 | 25th July 2019

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

Rugby SEVENTY-NINE youngsters took part in a rugby camp at…

Week: 30 | 25th July 2019

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

The Scottish Land Commission has launched a new survey seeking…

Week: 29 | 18th July 2019

Ben bounces to another gold

TRAMPOLINE and double mini-tramp gymnast Ben Ewart took the national…

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…

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

Week: 28 | 11th July 2019 | News

MORE than 100 years after the Langholm distillery closed, the town has the chance to begin distilling again. Many people will know that Langholm was once home to one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland, established in 1765 and, at…

Carlisle match taken to wire

Week: 28 | 11th July 2019 | Cricket Sport

CRICKET LANGHOLM 2nd XI bowlers took their game to the wire against Carlisle 4ths in their EVCL Sunday league home match last Sunday. The home team’s score of 148 was in large part due to a debut 50 by John…

Excellent Canonbie bowling

Week: 28 | 11th July 2019 | Bowling Sport

Bowling THE weather was very kind for an excellent bowling day at Canonbie Bowling Club for the open American pairs competition last Sunday. The winning pair were Owen Elliot and Fred Hollis of Annan. Langholm New Town bowlers did very…

Jazzle wins at Copshaw Common Riding

Week: 28 | 11th July 2019 | Sport

EVERYONE was up bright and early last Saturday for the Copshaw Common Riding. Ten hounds were slipped and Bobby Moon led them out over the the first stretch but after he tumbled in the rough going, Polaris took over. After…

Appleby fairly sorts out struggling Langholm 1sts: Cumbrian side uses home ground to their decisive advantage

Week: 28 | 11th July 2019 | Cricket Sport

APPLEBY cricketers took advantage of home ground to beat the Langholm 1st team by 89 runs last Saturday. They won the toss and, choosing to bat, they posted 194 for 7. Langholm in reply could manage only 105. The openers…

50th festival of folk

Week: 28 | 11th July 2019 | News

SINGERS, dancers and musicians tuned up last weekend for the 50th annual Newcastleton traditional music festival. Carol Brooks, treasurer and life member, said that from the committee’s perspective, it was a successful weekend. She added: “Some of our competitions had…

Week: 28 | 11th July 2019

Delicious Tub with Flake: It’s our 21st birthday and we’re having a ball

COPSHAW Common Riding came of age last Saturday but, despite…

Week: 28 | 11th July 2019

Neighbourly celebration

CORNET Henry Jeffrey, his right and left-hand men Iain Little…

Week: 28 | 11th July 2019

Passion for fashion which lasts

THE fashions of the mid-20th century are proving to be…

Week: 28 | 11th July 2019

Sporting responses

Sporting responses NEARLY 1,000 responses to a questionnaire about the…

Week: 28 | 11th July 2019

A right royal do: Langholm well represented at Holyrood Palace

A CONTINGENT from Langholm donned their finest summer outfits for…

Week: 28 | 11th July 2019

Ram-raiders smash their way through shop’s doors

THIEVES drove a vehicle through the glass doors of Langholm’s…

Week: 27 | 4th July 2019

Walls will protect town: Proposed flood protection scheme for Langholm on display

A FLOOD protection scheme comprising walls and embankments for Langholm…

Week: 27 | 4th July 2019

Windy and rough conditions take their toll

Hounds WINDY weather and rough terrain took its toll on…

Week: 27 | 4th July 2019

Windy and rough conditions take their toll

Hounds WINDY weather and rough terrain took its toll on…

Week: 27 | 4th July 2019

1st XI continue in good form

Cricket Langholm 1st XI 143 for 3 beat Keswick 2nds…

Week: 27 | 4th July 2019

Restructuring at league level denies club promotion

Rugby Club AGM MEMBERS of Langholm Rugby Club were told…

Week: 27 | 4th July 2019

Bunting objection in as council steps away: Common Riding trustees send letter to protest at decision

THE bunting for Langholm Common Riding will no longer be…

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