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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Langholm athletes win

Week: 03 | 20th January 2019 | Athletics Sport

Athletics TWO young athletes from Langholm helped their team from Annan and District Athletics Club to win gold in a national competition in Glasgow last Saturday. Matilda Brockley and Freya Blaikie joined Lyvie Bryson and Neve McGoldrick at the Scotstoun…

Transport and training key to secure workforce: Community gives its list to partnership to grow the economy

Week: 03 | 20th January 2019 | News

THE development of a community’s economy and enriching its social cohesion to grow a skilled population are at the heart of a new agency for southern Scotland. Connectivity in its widest sense means better public transport, cross-border education and training,…

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