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

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019 | News

IN THE second of our features, the E&L Advertiser speaks to the largest employer in the town, a further two residents of the community and received feedback from an exile now living in Fife about how the council there is dealing…

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

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019 | News

Canonbie Primary School pupils have been down to the woods and were amazed by what they found. The children have completed a six-week block of Forest School sessions with Wild Eskdale, a Langholm Initiative project. The 90-minute sessions of child-led…

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

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019 | News

Chris Miles, the former area manager of Scottish Natural Heritage in Dumfries and Galloway, knows Langholm Moor well, partly through his job with the organisation and as a botanist. Chris is the chairman of the board of trustees at the…

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

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019 | News

THE Common Riding concert for the Langholm and Canonbie Schools Cluster was held in Langholm parish church on Monday evening. The occasion was compered by Michael Bell, who welcomed Cornet Henry Jeffrey, his right and left-hand men Iain Little and…

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…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Zoe helps save the planet

A RETIRED couple in Langholm are one of the first…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Industrialisation fear: Turbines will destroy natural landscape, campaigners claim

THE company proposing to build a massive windfarm in the…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

Sports centre survey appeal

A GROUP investigating the potential for reopening the sports centre…

Week: 24 | 13th June 2019

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

LANGHOLM Pipe Band is celebrating a great start to its…

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…

Elections Malawi style

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019 | News

Bob Milne, former Langholm minister, sends his second report from his six-month stay in Malawi. THE election has been and gone but it took its time going. I was in Blantyre, Malawi’s commercial capital, and, but for geography, would be…

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

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019 | News

A COMMON Riding members’ meeting was held in the Crown Hotel recently and preparations for the day are progressing well. An application had been received for the post of Castle Craigs fair crier from Christopher Tait and was accepted. Roger…

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

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019 | Lifestyle

CANONBIE SWI held the last meeting of the season and Gill Bailey, president, invited members to entertain them by talking about their hobbies and talents. Sheila Coupland, an accomplished speaker, transported members to Ireland many years ago with two, true-life…

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

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019 | Farming and Environment

COMPETITORS and spectators gathered for the annual Penton Discussion Group sheepdog trials. A friendly, homely and welcoming atmosphere, created by the many willing helpers in the glorious setting of Haithwaite Farm by kind permission of Gerald and Margo Smith, ensured…

Patience plea for playpark

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019 | News

More than £14,000 is still to be raised before a major improvement project can go ahead at Langholm’s Buccleuch Park. Ian Macgregor, Chairman of the Buccleuch Park project sub group, told Langholm, Ewes and Westerkirk Community Council that the work…

Windfarm opposition gathers momentum: Community Council calls for more time to submit comments

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019 | News

The public should have more than just 30 days to submit comments on the planning application for the Faw Side wind farm, community councillors agreed this week. Langholm, Ewes and Westerkirk Community Council plan to request an extension to the…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Holmspun on High Street

Langholm High Street has a new business filling one of…

Week: 23 | 6th June 2019

Future of Langholm moor in spotlight: End of June deadline for Buccleuch consultation

Community ownership and the creation of a nature reserve are…

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019

Merseyside marathon

FIRST-TIME marathon runner Mhairi Beattie put aside a niggling knee…

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019

Wonders of Westerhall: Westerkirk estate opens its grounds for Scotland’s Garden Scheme

ISITORS to Westerhall near Bentpath were treated to a glorious…

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019

Nobel prizewinner is back at his old desk: Richard Henderson inspires the next generation of scientists

A FORMER Newcastleton pupil, who went on to win a…

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019

PM ‘impediment’ to Brexit: May’s sudden resignation gets mixed reaction from area’s politicians

PRIME Minister Theresa May’s resignation last week under pressure from…

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019

Apollo 11 inspires pupils

PUPILS at Langholm Academy looked to the stars during science…

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019

Dawn presents work on stroke diagnosis: Langholm physiotherapist impresses at international congress

PHYSIOTHERAPIST, who developed a tool to help to diagnose strokes,…

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019

Hall fundraiser makes £200

MORE than £200 was raised at a spring market in…

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019

Plants and cakes make a good day out

TINNISBURN Plants near Harelaw opened its gates over the bank…

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019

Weaving a new future: Grant will aid resurgence in textile industry in Muckle Toon

THE Langholm Initiative has received a grant award from the…

Week: 22 | 30th May 2019

One muckle leap for Langholm tourism: Eskdale to benefit from global campaign by VisitScotland

A GLOBAL campaign to promote Langholm’s connection to the first…

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It’s an uphill struggle

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019 | Athletics Sport

IT WAS a true family challenge – mums, dads and children joined other runners for the annual Muckle Toon Joggers’ uphill run on Tuesday. Starting at the bottom of the hill road, the runners took on the gruelling climb up…

More wins for jockeys

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019 | Horse Racing Sport

Horseracing MORE wins have been recorded by jockeys Dale Irving and Jamie Gormley and trainer James Ewart Racing over the past week. Irving won by a neck when on Fisher Green for Maurice Barnes in the two-mile handicap hurdle at…

Curling club celebrates

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019 | Curling Sport

Curling ESKDALE and Waterbeck curling clubs held their joint annual dinner and presentation in Lockerbie Ice Rink lounge last Sunday. Forty Guests were welcomed by Waterbeck chairman Gareth Owen. An excellent meal was supplied by Marcus and Louise in the…

Disappointing batting

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019 | Cricket Sport

Cricket LANGHOLM 1st XI suffered their first defeat of the season ing batting display at home to Staffield. Chasing 91, Langholm could manage only 57. Only Gregor Park made double figures with 27. Staffield won the toss and decided to…

Cluster sprint teams excel

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019 | Athletics Sport

Running TWO Langholm teams and one Canonbie team are the champions of the Annandale and Eskdale primary schools sprint relay finals. Both the Langholm girls and boys’ teams won their races and the Canonbie team won the small schools’ competition.…

Langholm misses out on promotion to League 1: Great disappointment at Milntown over decision to stop club moving up

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019 | Rugby Sport

Rugby A RESTRUCTURING of the three East leagues means Langholm RFC have been denied the promotion they celebrated at the end of the season. Rather than two teams being moved up into East League 1, in this case Hawick Linden…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

Straight from the horse’s mouth

TWO equestrian establishments in Eskdale were on the itinerary of…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

Ian and professor are enthralling

THERE was a record audience for the two speakers at…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

Be part of the annual spectacle: Costumes, make-up, backdrops - there are roles for all comers

CENTRE Stage Community Theatre has been going strongly in Langholm…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

Bags of support from hospital friends

THE Thomas Hope Hospital League of Friends has, once again,…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

CCTV urgently needed: Community council puts together a bid to fund security cameras

THE need for CCTV in Newcastleton to protect property is…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

Student has designs on good vibrations: Town band player wants to help musicians feel sound

MUSICIANS with hearing impairments could soon benefit from an enhanced…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

Egg and bacon, please

WORD is getting around about a new breakfast menu at…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

Bra-vo! Moonlit walk amazing

WHAT better way to raise money for charity than walking…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

Biodiversity is crucial to eco-tourism successWindfarm campaigners claim turbines will be detrimental:

WILDLIFE tourism and biodiversity will be damaged if a 45-turbine…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

A colourful experience

LANGHOLM teenager Dylan Kay and his mum and dad, Angie…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

Take a snapshot of your walk to win

WALKERS in Eskdale are being encouraged to enter a portrait…

Week: 21 | 23rd May 2019

Centre of excellence for arts and culture: Plans to take Langholm on a journey by advancing creativity

THE challenge of building Langholm as a regional centre for…

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