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Kerbside recycling to come to D&G: Councillors approve option to allow residents to recycle at home

Week: 20 | 16th May 2019 | News

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council is introducing a kerbside collection service for waste after terminating its PFI contract with a private company. The economy, environment and infrastructure committee approved the recommendations to go ahead with a scheme which will prove popular…

Seven hours in Glen Lyon

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019 | Athletics Sport

Running SISTERS Carol Irving and Kirsty Ash ran Glen Lyon Ultra last Saturday. This is a 31.5-mile run around Loch Lyon and up into the hills and valleys. They stayed overnight near Killin, which was about an hour from the…

Three teams out for cricket

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019 | Cricket Sport

Cricket LANGHOLM got their 2019 league campaign off to a winning start, defeating Appleby 1st XI by one wicket. In a solid, all-round performance in the field Langholm bowled out Appleby for 106. Langholm looked to be cruising at 84…

Special guest Jilly a hit with young rugby heroes: Former Scotland women’s captain presents medals at club’s awards night

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019 | Rugby Sport

Rugby Awards LANGHOLM Youth Rugby signed off their season in style at their annual celebration and were thrilled to be joined by a surprise special guest. Jilly McCord, former Langholm player, Scotland women’s captain and finalist on the BBC’s MasterChef…

Craigs’ boys have grand night: Club’s future in safe hands

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019 | News

THE Castle Craigs Club held its annual boys’ night in the Crown Hotel last Saturday. The evening gives the boys a chance to swot up on their knowledge of the Common Riding and learn more about its traditions and what…

Dream kitchen for Day Centre: Mary Buckley of Westerhall officially opens the new extension

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019 | News

LANGHOLM Day Centre’s transformation into a modern, fit-for-purpose building was celebrated with an official opening last Sunday. The centre has undergone a major extension and upgrade and will be much better able to cater for its members and visitors. Members…

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…

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019

Trio of hopefuls

TOMORROW night the public of Langholm and surrounding areas will…

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019

Exhibiting a passion for wildlife

Wendy Patterson of Newcastleton is currently exhibiting her paintings in…

Week: 19 | 9th May 2019

Langholm flooding plan hits cost hitch: Holmwood project likely to go up by £150,000, a 40 per cent rise

A FLOOD protection scheme in Holmwood, Langholm may rise by…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

Fresh start

Bowling VICE-PRESIDENT Kevin Irving opened the New Town bowling club’s…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

Great finish to the season

Rugby Annan U14 23 Langholm U14 24 LANGHOLM were out…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

No fog on Tynemouth

Hounds AT WEST Woodburn Tynemouth and Ranger set off with…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

Nine-wicket defeat

Cricket LANGHOLM 2nds began their campaign in the Sunday league…

Watsonians are supreme: Langholm Sevens is still one of the best tournaments in Scotland

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019 | Rugby Sport

Rugby WATSONIANS retained the Scott cup in devastating style at the Langholm Sevens last Saturday. In their first tie the Edinburgh side dispatched a determined Border Park 24-0 and this was followed by a convincing 52-0 win over Langholm in…

Cracking Copshaw Cabaret: Standing ovation for society’s first big production

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019 | Arts and Entertainment

Copshaw Cabaret brought the audience to its feet on both nights of its run with a standing ovation and cheers which raised Newcastleton village hall roof. It was the first production by the Liddesdale Performing Arts Society and hailed as…

Capturing history in the spoken word: Langholm voices included in Ewart Library ethnology project

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019 | Lifestyle

THE recording of voices talking about lost ways of life provides an important clue to our past and will be enjoyed by many generations to come. An ethnology project in Dumfries and Galloway includes the voices of a number of…

A fresh start in Eskdale

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019 | Lifestyle

In our final instalment on the life of Janet Armstrong, she recounts how she came to live in Eskdale once again and make her home here. IN JULY 1952 Janet and Denis went home to Scotland for a holiday. Her…

Water births to laptops - a midwife’s life

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019 | Lifestyle

THE speaker at the Canonbie SWI meeting this month received a very warm welcome from members. Mary Waitt, who is their midwife, gave an interesting and amusing talk about her career in nursing, starting as a student working in the…

New Zealand envoy visits scenic Eskdale: Sheep farmers discuss opportunities and challenges

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019 | News

EVERYDAY life, farming and the history of a remote and beautiful Eskdale valley have been outlined to an official visitor from New Zealand. Mike Petersen, the special agricultural trade envoy, toured the scenic Meggat Water Valley, set amid rolling hills…

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…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

Day takeover bid for retailer fails

WOMENSWEAR retailer Bonmarche claims a £5.7m takeover offer by Philip…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

Great achievement

NE of Langholm’s most well-known sportsmen has been honoured with…

Week: 18 | 2nd May 2019

Flooding a huge concern for windfarm objectors: Faw Side protesters say Ewes and Langholm are at risk from development

THE risk of flooding to homes, roads, businesses and farms…

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019

Near miss against Victoria

Football Langholm Legion 2 Selkirk Victoria 3 LEGION looked like…

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019

Cross country excellence: Langholm and Canonbie pupils show a clean pair of heels

Cross Country CROSS country runners from Langholm and Canonbie primary…

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019

Superstars one and all

Rugby ANOTHER hugely-successful Langholm Lions and Cubs mini-rugby festival was…

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019

Millennials plot route to prosperity: Pidgin Perfect and Upstart give Langholm High Street a real buzz

THE High Street was buzzing last Saturday as families and…

Clan marks 500 and 50 year celebrations: Armstrongs have two reasons to shout from the rooftop

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019 | News

TWO historic events, one from 500 years ago and another 50 years ago, are to be celebrated in Eskdale this July. Gilnockie Tower at Canonbie in the Anglo/Scottish Borderland is the ancestral home to the Clan Armstrong and one of…

Stunning landscapes

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019 | Lifestyle

BOB McLure talked to members of the Buccleuch Centre patrons’ club about a visit to New Zealand. He took the audience on a tour of the North Island with photos of Maori centres and people, along with landscapes, including the…

Pupils draw their favourite wildlife

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019 | News

AUTHOR and wildlife artist Wendy Patterson read from her new children’s book when she visited Canonbie primary school’s nursery class. Wendy, who lives in Newcastleton, was in school for the whole day and worked with all the classes on descriptive…

Swimming and tennis may be big attractions: Project to reopen sports centre is ready to run feasibility study

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019 | News

A FEASIBILITY study into whether the sports centre in Townfoot can be reopened and run as a community enterprise is out of the starting blocks. Campbell Scott of the Langholm Initiative, who is managing the project, told community councillors he…

Commission shows its worth to tenants

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019 | News

THE news that a Langholm couple are being allowed to stay on their tenanted farm has been welcomed by the Scottish Tenant Farmers Association (STFA). The association was pleased to hear from Bob McIntosh, the Tenant Farming Commissioner, that a…

A ray of African sunshine

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019 | Arts and Entertainment News

A GROUP of 20 primary school children from Uganda, who have begun the journey of a lifetime, touring as a choir in the UK and Ireland, visit Canonbie later this month. The children are drawn from 14 Ugandan primary schools…

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019

£80,000 boost for groups in Eskdale: Windfarm cash aids projects for people of all ages and abilities

MORE than £80,000 is being pumped into Eskdale, thanks to…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

Lewis wins at Tranent

Athletics LEWIS Bell competed in the Lothian trials at Meadowhill…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

Success for Langholm Youth

Youth Rugby LANGHOLM Youth Rugby players enjoyed a successful day…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

Club awards shield

MUCKLE Toon Sloggers and Joggers joined the ADAC Potholm run…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

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

Rugby Hawick under 18s 43 Jed Thistle 7 THREE Langholm…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

The only way is up!: Langholm Rugby Club promoted

Rugby Langholm 64 Gala YM 17 LANGHOLM sealed second spot…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

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

By Margaret Walty of Langholm HELEN Irving, who died last…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

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

Sophie Mitchell is 16 and currently studying at Hawick High…

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019

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

By Christine Ewart I’M NOT sure whether it was fate,…

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…

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