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

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019 | Athletics Sport

Cross Country CROSS country runners from Langholm and Canonbie primary schools excelled at last week’s annual Annandale and Eskdale championship at Grummel Park, Lochmaben. Langholm’s P7 girls’ team and P7 boys’ team both won their large schools’ races, while Canonbie…

Superstars one and all

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019 | Rugby Sport

Rugby ANOTHER hugely-successful Langholm Lions and Cubs mini-rugby festival was held at Milntown in almost perfect playing conditions last Sunday, writes Davie Gordon. The festival was again sponsored by Wm Armstrong Group, Longtown, which has been a long-standing supporter of…

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

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019 | News

THE High Street was buzzing last Saturday as families and individuals took over several premises and voiced their hopes for Langholm’s future. Pidgin Perfect, a Glasgow-based organisation, and OutPost Arts ran the High Street takeover as part of the Upstart…

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…

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019

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

A FEASIBILITY study into whether the sports centre in Townfoot…

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019

Commission shows its worth to tenants

THE news that a Langholm couple are being allowed to…

Week: 15 | 11th April 2019

A ray of African sunshine

A GROUP of 20 primary school children from Uganda, who…

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,…

Timeless love story enthralls youngsters

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019 | News

LITERATURE’S most famous star-struck lovers entranced an audience of Langholm Academy pupils on their theatre trip to Glasgow. They attended a performance of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Romeo and Juliet at the Theatre Royal, Glasgow. The pupils, comprising mainly seniors…

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

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019 | News

LANGHOLM Academy pupils are benefiting from a newly-refurbished library teeming with new titles and engaging resources. The library at the academy had become a largely unused and unloved environment in recent times. Many of the titles on offer were outdated…

Outdoor club comes inside

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019 | News

MEMBERS of the Newcastleton Wildlife Watch Club were invited to give a talk at Hermitage hall. The children were asked to tell the audience all about their club and to share with others what they all got up to in…

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

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019 | News

THE UK government has announced it is backing a full feasibility study into extending the Borders Railway to Carlisle. David Mundell, Scottish Secretary, confirmed the government supported the study as part of the £345m Borderlands Growth Deal. Mr Mundell wrote…

Langholm pupils win youth vote

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019 | News

TWO Langholm Academy pupils have been voted onto the first Dumfries and Galloway Youth Council. Cameron Greer (S3) and Aeryn Mack (S4) heard the result at an event in Dumfries on Monday. Aeryn said: “I am relieved, excited and nervous…

Four generations mark opening of their new shop

Week: 14 | 4th April 2019 | News

FOUR generations of Cochranes got together to mark the opening of their new shop on the A7 north of Longtown. Cochranes Nurseries was first established in 1906 by Margaret and Anne’s grandad, Thomas Cochrane. Previous to that he was at…

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…

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019

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

Rugby Langholm U14s 26 Annan U 14s 24 A large…

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019

Academy girls are regional champions

Netball Langholm Academy’s under 18 girls beat Douglas Ewart High…

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019

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

Rugby Earlston 19 Langholm 29 Langholm RFC took another step…

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019

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

Julie Thomson and daughter Holly talk about their involvement in…

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019

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

Quite often, one approaches a local amateur production not knowing…

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019

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

WORLD War One and its lasting impact on Dumfries and…

Youth Council vote: Langholm Academy produces three worthwhile candidates

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019 | News

YOUNG people in Eskdale have cast their votes in two important elections. Last Thursday the ballot boxes were available in Langholm Academy and the Xcel Project office for the elections to the Scottish Youth Parliament and Dumfries and Galloway Council’s…

A Day with Amber Rabbit

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019 | News

Wendy Patterson will be opening her front gates at The Brox – half a mile north of Newcastleton on Saturday the 30th March, 11am-4pm, to launch her second in her series of children’s books ‘A Day with Amber rabbit’. After…

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

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019 | News

The former Langholm Primary School is to be placed on the open market for sale. Annandale and Eskdale Area committee made the decision to look at various options for the school at their meeting in September 2015. It was noted…

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

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019 | News

Langholm Rotary Club’s umbrella walk took place on Saturday without the need for any waterproofs at all. It was a lovely sunny, if cool day for the walkers who set off from Canonbie and Langholm. There were 166 walkers over…

Moonwalkers train

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019 | Lifestyle

Katrina Kenny and Caroline Jardine of Langholm are training for the London Moonwalk which takes place this year on Saturday 11th May. They’ll be walking the 26 miles in aid of Breast Cancer Research and are looking for sponsors. Kerrie…

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

Week: 13 | 28th March 2019 | News

LANGHOLM Academy has been ranked 19th out of the top 50 state schools in Scotland in a survey compiled by The Herald. The survey showed that 59 per cent of the pupils taking Highers got five or more. The benchmark…

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…

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019

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

Rugby TEN members of Langholm’s most successful rugby team sat…

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019

At the heart of the matter

A CARDIAC nurse from Langholm braved the windswept heights of…

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019

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

THE Borderlands Partnership has described the £345m deal from the…

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019

Artists put on a fine retrospective

MANY thanks go to all the people who answered the…

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019

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

ESKDALE’S eco-tourism project was among eight businesses to be invited…

Week: 12 | 21st March 2019

Rocket science

MAKING a rocket is easy. You just need some cardboard,…

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