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Club awards shield

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019 | Athletics Sport

MUCKLE Toon Sloggers and Joggers joined the ADAC Potholm run on Tuesday evening. This year the club decided to award a shield to go to the club which posted the best three combined male and female times and this was…

A victory to remember: Langholm lads help pave the way in decisive win over Jed

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019 | Rugby Sport

Rugby Hawick under 18s 43 Jed Thistle 7 THREE Langholm players were on the team which won the Border Semi Junior Cup last Saturday. In an outstanding clinical performance by an injury-hit squad last Tuesday the team disposed of a…

The only way is up!: Langholm Rugby Club promoted

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019 | Rugby Sport

Rugby Langholm 64 Gala YM 17 LANGHOLM sealed second spot in East League 2 and with it promotion with an emphatic 64-17 win against Gala YM at Milntown last Saturday. In front of a large crowd of enthusiastic supporters they…

Testament to modest artist: Many treasures on display in retrospective exhibition

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019 | Arts and Entertainment

By Margaret Walty of Langholm HELEN Irving, who died last year just before her 75th birthday, was the most modest and unassuming of artists but she was also one of Britain’s best bird painters, as collectors of her work and…

The Holm’s got talent, too: This week’s Copshaw Cabaret’s blog features Sophie Mitchell

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019 | Arts and Entertainment

Sophie Mitchell is 16 and currently studying at Hawick High School. She has a busy life with a weekend job in Hawick and, over the past few weeks, she has been rehearsing with the cast of Copshaw Cabaret for their…

Meet my cousin Keith: Genealogy expert discovers a new branch of her family tree

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019 | News

By Christine Ewart I’M NOT sure whether it was fate, coincidence or the stars were correctly aligned but it definitely pays to know a little bit about your personal family history. A visitor to our Welcome to Langholm tourist shop…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

Timeless love story enthralls youngsters

LITERATURE’S most famous star-struck lovers entranced an audience of Langholm…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

Dr Seuss inspires readers: Refurbished library will be a great source of information for pupils

LANGHOLM Academy pupils are benefiting from a newly-refurbished library teeming…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

Outdoor club comes inside

MEMBERS of the Newcastleton Wildlife Watch Club were invited to…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

Railway is step closer: UK government says it will fund its part of the feasibility study

THE UK government has announced it is backing a full…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

Langholm pupils win youth vote

TWO Langholm Academy pupils have been voted onto the first…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

Four generations mark opening of their new shop

FOUR generations of Cochranes got together to mark the opening…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

Hotel is the best

THE Liddesdale Hotel in Newcastleton has won a second gold…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

Youngsters engage in Upstart project: High Street to be taken over this Saturday as project finale

A SERIES of events engaging with people aged 14 to…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

A hop, skip and a jump to school

AMBER Foster and Aidan Elliot, the junior road safety officers…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

Town cheers on our Jilly

LLY McCord had many supporters in Langholm last Friday as…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

We can stay!: Buccleuch tenants win their fight to remain on their farm

TENANT farmers David and Alison Telfer have won their fight…

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019

Gift of a win at Sedgefield for local trainer

The horses continue to run right up to form with…

5 conversions for Wilson: Experienced Annan team keeps Langholm U14s on their toes

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019 | Rugby Sport

Rugby Langholm U14s 26 Annan U 14s 24 A large crowd under the lights at the 3G witnessed an exciting game of rugby against Annan U14’s on Tuesday evening. It was evident from the start that the Annan team had…

Academy girls are regional champions

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019 | Netball Sport

Netball Langholm Academy’s under 18 girls beat Douglas Ewart High School in the regional netball final to finish regional champions. The score was 27-24 and it was a hugely competitive game with some brilliant individual performances. The Langholm team were…

Langholm are one step nearer league promotion: A win against Gala on Saturday will see them achieve second spot

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019 | Rugby Sport

Rugby Earlston 19 Langholm 29 Langholm RFC took another step towards second spot in East League 2 when they secured a maximum five points from the match against Earlston at the Haugh on Saturday. Langholm were always keen to play…

More cabaret characters: Mother and daughter take to the stage in Copshaw

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019 | Arts and Entertainment

Julie Thomson and daughter Holly talk about their involvement in the Copshaw Cabaret. They say never work with children and animals – but Julie Thomson would strongly disagree. Julie who has lived in the Holm all her life, lives on…

My Fair Lady hits the high notes for LAODS: Amateur society delighted with audience reaction to latest production

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019 | Arts and Entertainment

Quite often, one approaches a local amateur production not knowing what to expect, and possibly even fearing the worst. On this occasion, for this reviewer, and from the outset; I have to declare an interest: Colonel Pickering was being played…

From satellites to digging mud: An archivist’s job is a fascinating exploration of the distant past

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019 | News

WORLD War One and its lasting impact on Dumfries and Galloway’s landscapes was the subject of a talk by Andy Nicholson, Dumfries and Galloway Council archivist, to the Eskdale & Liddesdale Archaeological Society. Andy’s superb photos and lively commentary began…

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019

Youth Council vote: Langholm Academy produces three worthwhile candidates

YOUNG people in Eskdale have cast their votes in two…

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019

A Day with Amber Rabbit

Wendy Patterson will be opening her front gates at The…

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019

To market for former primary school building: Lack of preventative maintenance sees old property deteriorate

The former Langholm Primary School is to be placed on…

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019

No umbrellas needed for this Rotary walk: 166 walkers for fundraiser in Canonbie and Langholm

Langholm Rotary Club’s umbrella walk took place on Saturday without…

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019

Moonwalkers train

Katrina Kenny and Caroline Jardine of Langholm are training for…

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019

Langholm Academy in top 20 in Scotland: Team approach from primary upwards leads to school’s success

LANGHOLM Academy has been ranked 19th out of the top…

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019

Final four for Langholm’s Jilly

At the time of going to press Jilly McCord is…

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019

Kids get Red Noses

CHILDREN at Langholm primary school and nursery brought a splash…

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019

Community group campaigns against wind farm

Faw Side Community Group (FSCG) will be issuing a formal…

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019

Fly me to the moon: Families enjoy an out-of-world experience from the ground

A BRITISH Science Week astronomy evening at Canonbie primary school…

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019

First steps to the saddle: Sam pursues his dream career with help from local trainer

Horseracing TEENAGER Sam Cottrill is pursuing the career he has…

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019

Zoe is golden girl of Abu Dhabi

Special Olympics GOLDEN girl Zoe Irving is bringing a gold…

Successful rugby squad meets to celebrate 60 years: LRFC team-mates celebrate with commemorative diamond lunch

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019 | Rugby Sport

Rugby TEN members of Langholm’s most successful rugby team sat down to a special commemorative lunch at Milntown last Saturday. There was a large gathering of former players, guests and members at the club for the lunch to celebrate the…

At the heart of the matter

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019 | News

A CARDIAC nurse from Langholm braved the windswept heights of Carlisle’s tallest building to raise money for charity. Pamela Stewart, who works at the Heart Centre at the Cumberland Infirmary in the city, joined five other colleagues in abseiling down…

Partnership joy at being awarded massive £345m: Praise for governments and councils but is area being let down?

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019 | News

THE Borderlands Partnership has described the £345m deal from the UK and Scottish governments as a “game-changer”. The UK is putting in £260m and the Scottish government £85m. While the UK government has earned praise from Tory MPs and MSPs,…

Artists put on a fine retrospective

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019 | Arts and Entertainment

MANY thanks go to all the people who answered the appeal for pictures for the Helen Irving and Billy Ewart retrospective exhibition in Welcome to Langholm. The response for works by these two fine Eskdale artists has been tremendous. So…

Spotlight shines on eco-tourism project: Wild Eskdale features in See South Scotland campaign

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019 | News

ESKDALE’S eco-tourism project was among eight businesses to be invited to attend the launch of VisitScotland’s See South Scotland campaign. Kevin Cumming, Wild Eskdale project manager, travelled to Edinburgh where he attended the event at the Scottish parliament. The Wild…

Rocket science

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019 | News

MAKING a rocket is easy. You just need some cardboard, scissors and sticky tape and away you go. Little Rose Hawes was a picture of concentration as she helped her brother, Ben, make a space rocket. The youngsters were among…

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