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100 not out for Jean

Week: 17 | 24th April 2020 | Community News

CENTENARIAN Jean McKie celebrated her 100th birthday on Monday with a greeting from Her Majesty the Queen and an impromptu social distancing garden party at her Canonbie home.Piper Jock Irving played a medley of Scottish tunes, and Jean’s cousin Tom…

No pause on flood scheme disappoints

Week: 17 | 24th April 2020 | News

THE council team in charge of developing Langholm’s flood protection scheme has squashed a rumour that the project is on hold for six months.Work will continue as planned, despite Dumfries and Galloway Council putting so much of its resources into…

Action on south

Week: 17 | 24th April 2020 | News

Team SOS is ready to support businesses WORKING as one team to support businesses and communities in southern Scotland is the top priority of Dumfries and Galloway and Scottish Borders Councils and the new South of Scotland Enterprise (SOSE).That’s the…

Jobs at risk at mill after orders dry up

Week: 17 | 23rd April 2020 | News

MOST of the 16 employees at Drove Weaving in Langholm are at risk of redundancy, it has been revealed. Lochcarron of Scotland has announced that Drove Weaving will enter into a period of consultation to consider the cessation of all…

EWM cancels orders with Asian suppliers

Week: 16 | 21st April 2020 | News

Millions of pounds worth of lost business has been catastrophic EDINBURGH Woollen Mill is among a number of British retailers to have collectively cancelled £1.4bn and suspended another £1bn of orders from Bangladesh.More than a million Bangaldeshi garment workers have…

Be responsible on walks on farmland

Week: 16 | 21st April 2020 | Farming and Environment

AN APPEAL has been issued to the public, particularly dog walkers, to be responsible when out walking during the lambing season.Colin Smyth, South Scotland MSP and Scottish Labour’s rural economy spokesperson, Rachael Hamilton, Ettrick, Roxburgh and Berwickshire MSPand shadow cabinet…

Libby switches focus to 2021

Week: 15 | 14th April 2020 | Athletics Sport

Athletics CANCELLATION of this year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games, due to be held in Tokyo, has come as a big blow to thousands ofathletes who have been in training but they have welcomed the news that they will be held…

RAVE REVIEWS: Travel: Petra, Jordan

Week: 15 | 13th April 2020 | Arts and Entertainment Review

Reviewers: Tony Parker & Avril Bannatyne AT THE end of February Avril and I fulfilled lifelong ambitions to visit the ‘Rose red city half as old as time’ – Petra.We had earlier joined the Fred Olsen cruise ship Boudicca in…

Kia ora from Aotearoa

Week: 15 | 13th April 2020 | Reporters

by Heather Kennedyof Newcastleton HELLO from New Zealand or Land of the Long White Cloud, as the Maori name translates.I am a junior doctor, currently working in the city of Christchurch on the South Island. As someone who grew up…

Centre progress

Week: 15 | 13th April 2020 | News

PROGRESS on redeveloping the Townfoot Sports Centre in Langholm continues.During the COVID-19 pandemic the working group, who manage and co-ordinate the redevelopment project, are working from home and making progress, aided by consultant Robert Potter & Partners.All the field surveys…

Rainbows shine a light

Week: 15 | 13th April 2020 | News

THE rainbow pictures, which have been appearing in windows all over Langholm, have inspired an idea for a competition.Alison Hotchkiss, a counsellor for Langholm and Canonbie Schools Cluster, said: “It all started by seeing the lovely rainbow windows already in…

EWM denies it has treated staff badly

Week: 15 | 10th April 2020 | News

Redundancies were “out of the blue” and “heartless”, it’s claimed STAFF made redundant by Edinburgh Woollen Mill say the company was heartless not to re-employ them after the UK government introduced a scheme to retain workers laid off because of…

Walk the Walk

Week: 14 | 2nd April 2020 | Lifestyle Reporters

E&L Life columnist Gavin Graham has an ambition to walk on as many of Scotland’s islands as possible. He’s got more than nine hundred to choose from, so it may take some time… In 2005. my friend John Irving and…

From a reader's point of view

Week: 13 | 1st April 2020 | E&L Life Lifestyle

Sophie’s column last month about the advantages of growing up in a small village inspired reader Jane Kettle to put pen to paper. People have all sorts of reasons for moving to this area – for Jane and husband Alan,…

Langholm Sevens cancelled

Week: 13 | 26th March 2020 | Rugby Sport

LANGHOLM RFC has regretfully taken the decision to cancel next month’s Langholm Sevens.This is because of current concerns over the spread of COVID-19 and taking into account official government guidance.The club’s primary concern, as always, is the health and safety…

RAVE REVIEWS... Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow

Week: 13 | 26th March 2020 | Arts Arts and Entertainment Review

A RAINY day in Glasgow; what is a girl to do? A morning at the Kelvingrove Museum sounded like just the thing. A hearty breakfast in the cafe with views across the lawn and table service met the brief. It…

Money does grow on trees in Eskdalemuir

Week: 13 | 26th March 2020 | News

FIVE miles along a rough forestry track north of Eskdalemuir and you come to the old steading at Langshawburn. For the Toyota pick-up, driven by Douglas Mathison of Agriforest, the drive through the landscape of sitka spruce is easily negotiated.…

Langholm goes live!

Week: 13 | 26th March 2020 | Arts and Entertainment News

A NEW project has been started during this difficult time of social distancing and isolation and it is hoped it bring the community together to celebrate and enjoy the many talents in the town. Through the power of social media…

Week: 13 | 26th March 2020

Village at odds with official flood report

Diaries show residents were left to cope on their own…

Week: 13 | 26th March 2020

Health helpline set up to manage more demand

NHS24 opens dedicated service as a response to virus crisis…

Week: 13 | 26th March 2020

Virus may put paid to most treasured event

Common Riding cannot take place in its customary way THERE…

Week: 12 | 19th March 2020

Electric vehicle ports coming to Langholm

Council is waiting for a sub-station to be built on…

Week: 12 | 19th March 2020

Beef sector could be more efficient

THERE is ‘considerable opportunity’ to improve the efficiency of the…

Week: 12 | 19th March 2020

£3.5m price tag to buy Langholm Moor

Private donations and crowd-funding will be essential to success AT…

Week: 12 | 19th March 2020

Joint response

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council leader Elaine Murray has called a…

Week: 12 | 19th March 2020

Community rallies to support people at risk

COMMUNITY and business life in Eskdale and Liddesdale is grinding…

Week: 11 | 12th March 2020

Double celebration

Rugby RUGBY fans from Langholm enjoyed a double celebration when…

Week: 11 | 12th March 2020

More stock is sold, average prices fall

LIVESTOCK sold through Scotland’s auction marts fetched £482.m last year,…

Week: 11 | 12th March 2020

Langholm teenager is elected to parliament

Cameron is keen to start his fledgling parliamentary career A…

Week: 11 | 12th March 2020

Region poised to deal with potential outbreak

All 33 tests for virus in Dumfries and Galloway are…

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