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180 take off at Spadeadam

Week: 26 | 27th June 2019 | Hounds Sport

Hounds MORE than 180 hounds competed in the international at Spadeadam last Saturday. Bright sunshine greeted the trail enthusiasts who turned out in their droves. There were no entries from Ireland this year but there were some hounds from the…

Clegg back on the track

Week: 26 | 27th June 2019 | Athletics Sport

DOUBLE Paralympic champion sprinter Libby Clegg is back training on the track after having her first baby in the spring. Libby, who is registered blind, and her partner, Dan Powell, had a boy they named Edward. Libby, 29, has family…

Fair day and full entry for American triples

Week: 26 | 27th June 2019 | Bowling Sport

Bowling THE winners of the invitation American triples tournament at Langholm New Town bowling club last Saturday were Ian Scott, Alan Aitken and Duncan Ritchie. The club received a full entry of 20 and supporters came from as far as…

Firsts secure six-wicket win against Patterdale: Park keeps them down and Langholm knock off the runs in 35 overs

Week: 26 | 27th June 2019 | Cricket Sport

Cricket LANGHOLM 1st team secured a six-wicket win away to Patterdale last Saturday. The home side looked set for a score of more than 200 but five wickets from skipper Graham Park helped keep them down to 183. Langholm knocked…

Applause for achieving pupils

Week: 26 | 27th June 2019 | News

THE presentation of awards to the pupils, who painted pictures on the theme of Langholm Common Riding, was made during a special assembly in the primary school. Lucy MacLeod, creative director of OutPost Arts had the difficult job of judging…

Course has positive impact: Academy pupils learn traditional rural skills, thanks to businesses

Week: 26 | 27th June 2019 | News

LANGHOLM Academy has collaborated with rural businesses to teach pupils skills such as growing crops, fencing, forestry and auctioneering. As a result one of the pupils has secured a place on a course at the SRUC Barony Campus near Dumfries.…

Week: 26 | 27th June 2019

Mum runs to thank hospice for its care: Retired teacher enters Great North Run for first time

A CANONBIE woman will run through the streets of Newcastle…

Week: 26 | 27th June 2019

Scouts’ thanks to Janet

WHEN Janet Nicholson’s sons were in the Langholm Cubs and…

Week: 26 | 27th June 2019

Moor sale petition: Eskdale residents have two weeks to register their support

A PETITION seeking support for a community buy-out of Langholm…

Week: 26 | 27th June 2019

Farewell Denise

The end of the school year tomorrow marks the final…

Week: 26 | 27th June 2019

Youths sought after mill blaze: Police appeal for witnesses to suspicious fire

A GROUP of youths are being sought by the police…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

Seven rides for Jamie

Horseracing JAMIE Gormley has had a quieter week, with seven…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

Netball trophy won: Canonbie primary win at festival

Netball CANONBIE primary school A team won the small schools’…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

Six-wicket win for 2nds

Cricket A BRILLIANT performance with the ball and in the…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

Adventurous spirits all: Muckle Toon hosts an outdoor festival worthy of its name

MTAF LANGHOLM proved once again that it is the perfect…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

On track for next train: Rail group hosts the first commemorative dinner in Langholm

THE first commemorative dinner organised by the Langholm & District…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

Gordon, Amber & Me: Newcastleton mother and daughter meet their wildlife heroes

A NEWCASTLETON mother and daughter were bursting with enthusiasm at…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

New thrills on forest bike trails

MOUNTAIN bikers are once again enjoying the trails in Newcastleton…

Flood defences will make homes safer: Protection scheme goes on public display to gauge opinions

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019 | News

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council flood team’s events are on Thursday, June 27 from 3pm to 8pm, Friday, June 28 from 10am to 6pm and on Saturday, June 29 from 10am to 2pm. All three events are in the Buccleuch Centre…

Windfarm faces being refused by planners: Recommendation put forward to turn down Crossdykes plan

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019 | News

A RECOMMENDATION to refuse the construction of 10 wind turbines at 176.5m high near Langholm is going before the council today. This is despite the fact that Muirhall Energy has received 20 letters of support and a number of statutory…

Bald in a good cause

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019 | News

ZACH Reid of Langholm has gone bald in aid of the National Autistic Society. Zach works for the Co-op which is trying to raise money for this charity as it was the one that got the most votes from staff…

Best in the country: Newcastleton wildlife group is presented with national award

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019 | News

THE Wildlife Watch Group in Newcastleton has won the 2018 national award for the best wildlife group in the UK. They were up against more than 300 other groups but came out on top after impressing the panel of judges…

It’ll be alright on the night

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019 | News

TWO Canonbie women will climb Ben Nevis during the night to raise funds for the Alzheimer’s Society. Catherine Lithgow and Nicola Donald are doing the walk in memory of Nicola’s granny and others they know with the condition on July…

Head pupils

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019 | News

VOTING has taken place at Langholm Academy and the S6 pupils have been put through their paces with a round of interviews, talks and presentations. The school is pleased to announce that Emily Hislop and Sam Cook will take up…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

Forest is important: Eskdalemuir is a vital part of Scotland’s industry

THE importance of the forestry industry in and around Eskdalemuir…

Week: 25 | 20th June 2019

Communities make plans to buy moor: Opportunity for a community buy-out will not happen again

THE first steps towards a community buy-out of Langholm moor…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

American triples at Newcastleton

Bowling NEWCASTLETON Bowling Club held its first open tournament of…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Canonbie sports success

School Sports ALL eyes were on the running track at…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Handfuls of karate medals

Karate MEMBERS of Langholm Karate Club came home with handfuls…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Tynemouth runs away

Hounds Tynemouth had another two wins and is running away…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Bouncer Ben is flying high

Trampolining LANGHOLM bouncer Ben Ewart was delighted to win gold…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Dumfries side overhaul Langholm in final over: Decent performance from young team with one man down

Cricket LANGHOLM 2nds were up against Dumfries last Sunday and,…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Recycling cuts costs: FTS Dyers leads the way in disposal of industrial materials

IN THE second of our features, the E&L Advertiser speaks to…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Naturally brilliant: Wild Eskdale takes Canonbie pupils on a journey of discovery

Canonbie Primary School pupils have been down to the woods…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Moor nationally important: Botanist says people need to take direct control of site to secure its future

Chris Miles, the former area manager of Scottish Natural Heritage…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Accomplishment rewarded in a night of prizewinners: Langholm and Canonbie pupils are recognised for their talents

THE Common Riding concert for the Langholm and Canonbie Schools…

Quiz kids do their best

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019 | News

A TEAM from Langholm primary school competed in the district final of the Rotary quiz in Carluke Lifestyles Centre. Having qualified at the regional finals, the team travelled to Carluke to compete in a strong field with 10 other regional…

Showing the way to a safer day in the hills: Eskdale’s walks get a makeover, thanks to volunteers

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019 | News

THREE stalwart walkers are on a mission to make sure local and visiting ramblers have safe and enjoyable walks in Eskdale. The waymarked walks, which run from Canonbie to the Ewes valley and many points in between, were in need…

Zoe helps save the planet

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019 | News

A RETIRED couple in Langholm are one of the first purchasers in the town to have bought an electric car. Tom and Alison Hutton’s main reason for deciding to invest in it was because of the rising costs of repairs…

Industrialisation fear: Turbines will destroy natural landscape, campaigners claim

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019 | News

THE company proposing to build a massive windfarm in the Ewes and Esk valleys will return to Langholm for a public consultation next Thursday. Cheshire-based Community Windpower Ltd has submitted a plan to the Scottish government’s energy consents unit for…

Sports centre survey appeal

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019 | News

A GROUP investigating the potential for reopening the sports centre in Townfoot, Langholm is seeking volunteers. It wants people to help with the distribution of its survey questionnaire. The group was set up through the Langholm Initiative and is being…

Season starts well: Drum major impresses with his skills in contests

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019 | News

LANGHOLM Pipe Band is celebrating a great start to its summer season. Drum major Ricky Henderson had a very successful day at Girvan when he won best-dressed drum major, the marching and deportment competition and the Ayrshire and Dumfries and…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Wishlist for south’s economic prosperity: Partnership holds another round of meetings this month

A WISHLIST for the south of Scotland’s future economic growth…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Victory for Copshaw

Bowling Copshaw were victorious in the Invitation Triples after defeating…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Return to winning ways

Cricket Langholm v Wetheral Langholm got back to winning ways…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Dunlop Bikers

Bike Trials Dunlop in East Ayrshire was last weekend’s destination…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Polaris’ Puppy Produce Trail

Hounds Saturday at Walton was the first of the Puppy…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Sprinting at national level

Running Langholm Primary School’s girls sprint relay team returned home…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Legion Awards night

Football Langholm Legion football club held a presentation night on…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Jamie has just two wins to go before turning pro: Popular Langholm jockey shows his commitment to racing

Horseracing Langholm’s 26-year-old jockey Jamie Gormley is just two winners…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Elections Malawi style

Bob Milne, former Langholm minister, sends his second report from…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Common Riding members congratualte Cornet Jeffrey: Christopher Tait appointed as Castle Craigs fair crier

A COMMON Riding members’ meeting was held in the Crown…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Telling tales through time: End of season stories of Ben Nevis, Ireland, wartime, and knitting

CANONBIE SWI held the last meeting of the season and…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

It’s a trial being a sheepdog: 66 entries keeps the Penton event running non-stop

COMPETITORS and spectators gathered for the annual Penton Discussion Group…

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