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Council unveil pothole cash pot

Week: 14 | 6th April 2023 | Community News

£30m earmarked for workers to repair our crumbling roads More than £30m is to be pumped into reviving our region’s crumbling roads over the next five years. The extra funding – which equates to an extra 40 percent on the…

Funding boost leaves group In Stitches

Week: 14 | 6th April 2023 | Community E&L Life Lifestyle News

Langholm textile sessions to extend to other communities It was set up for people with a love of textile crafts – but the In Stitches sessions have become an increasingly popular and important social hub for folk in Langholm. Now…

The diverse and improbable journey of an adventurer

Week: 14 | 6th April 2023 | Arts and Entertainment News

REVIEW: James Ketchell: ‘It’s all mental’ Wednesday 29th March at Buccleuch Centre, by Mark Hallam James Ketchell gave an entertaining and highly engaging talk on his life as a world class professional adventurer over the last twenty plus years. Entirely…

A love that money can’t buy

Week: 14 | 6th April 2023 | Newcastleton News

Today, a heartwarming Easter story of two tiny pals who simply can’t bear to be apart – and the owner determined to keep them together, no matter the cost Knee-high, pink-eyed and with dodgy teeth and an unruly thatch of…

Junior runners excel in Championships

Week: 13 | 30th March 2023 | Athletics News Sport

Medals for unstoppable kids from Langholm and Canonbie For many of us, it was the one school sport we all tried to avoid! But it seems cross-country running is not only popular among the current generation of youngsters from our…

Drivers needed for vital service

Week: 13 | 30th March 2023 | Community News

Elderly and infirm rely on ACTS vehicles for hospital visits The search is on for kind-hearted volunteers to ensure the survival of a vital service in Langholm. The community vehicle provides transport for local people to attend hospital appointments in…

Week: 13 | 30th March 2023

Committee says farewell to Roger

Chairman steps down after 21 years’ dedicated service It was…

Week: 13 | 30th March 2023

Revised centre plans to be presented to the public

Meeting will inform about sports centre latest after development rethink…

Week: 12 | 23rd March 2023

Award for rugby star Scarlett

Langholm rugby star Scarlett Crossan Brown has been honoured for…

Week: 12 | 23rd March 2023

Busy Copshaw mum’s virtual marathon bid

Emily will take on London challenge…using phone app A Newcastleton…

Week: 12 | 23rd March 2023

All hail the poppy president!

Plant expert Helen elected head of worldwide club The E&L’s…

Week: 12 | 23rd March 2023

Residents fire back

Rifle range opponents: ‘We don’t hate guns, but plan puts…

Week: 11 | 16th March 2023

Mountain memories for Alastair’s fund

Rotary talk in aid of cancer charity which supported family…

Week: 11 | 16th March 2023

‘The people who object to our shooting range just don’t like guns’

Controversial plans for a long-range rifle range at Clerkhill are…

Week: 11 | 16th March 2023

Pickles cleared for pulpit

Church exonerates Langholm minister after police complaint – but separate…

Week: 10 | 9th March 2023

Triumphant return for Fiddle Club

Packed house as musicians converge on Langholm Langholm Accordion &…

Week: 10 | 9th March 2023

Time to spring into action to ensure your summer garden looks stunning!

The arrival of March means some astute planning – and…

Week: 10 | 9th March 2023

Farewell to a sports-mad family man

OBITUARY: BRYAN RAE (1951-2023) Bryan Rae, who has died aged…

Kids out of control?

Week: 10 | 9th March 2023 | Community News

Teen gang blamed for vandalism spree…yobs giving Langholm kids a bad name A gang of teenage tearaways is being blamed for a spate of mindless vandalism in Langholm. In recent weeks the town has been blighted by graffiti, while only…

High Noon at the Eyesore

Week: 09 | 2nd March 2023 | Community News

As Erskine campaigners finally met with the council last week, the E&L’s NICK BROWNLEE was there to witness a very civilised showdown It was a cold, clear day in Langholm, and the deputy leader of Dumfries & Galloway council was…

Leo proves he’s top dog!

Week: 09 | 2nd March 2023 | Community Newcastleton News

Youngster lands debut win in canine competition Newcastleton youngster Leo Page got off to the best possible start in the highly competitive world of dog showing – by winning his very first class. Leo, nine, made his debut performance in…

Moor funding is nowt to grouse about!

Week: 09 | 2nd March 2023 | Community Farming and Environment News

Award will improve iconic birds’ wild Langholm habitat A project to restore upland habitats, including Langholm Moor, for black grouse and other iconic upland species has been awarded a share of £7.6m from the Scottish Government’s Nature Restoration Fund. “Undoing…

Movement at Murtholm

Week: 09 | 2nd March 2023 | Community News

After four years, delight as work finally starts on 200-home development It may be a while before we see the idyllic scene envisaged above by the artist’s impression… But with a roar of heavy machinery, the first phase of the…

Cheviot Champ

Week: 08 | 23rd February 2023 | Farming and Environment News

Langholm farmer Jim Robertson of the Becks has added to his already impressive tally of trophies and silverware by retaining the coveted Clenries Salver for best Cheviot flock of the year. It was presented at the Cheviot Sheep Society AGM…

Week: 08 | 23rd February 2023

Another soaring success for Matilda & Co

Langholm girls smash personal bests at national athletics meet A…

Week: 08 | 23rd February 2023

Fugitive Neville behind bars

Fugitive Neville behind bars A Canonbie car dealer, who helped…

Week: 08 | 23rd February 2023

D-Day for Erskine campaigners

Council chief to visit Langholm Eyesore Hundreds sign petition demanding…

Week: 07 | 16th February 2023

Langholm tyros make their mark

An up-and-coming Langholm contingent were in the Hawick U18 squad…

Week: 07 | 16th February 2023

A fine farewell to a true son of Langholm

OBITUARY: James Grieve Hotson (1945-2023) Hundreds of people attended a…

Week: 07 | 16th February 2023

Wattie great idea for Langholm’s ace Arch!

Facelift will transform short-cut into community info point A well-known…

Week: 07 | 16th February 2023

ON THE RUN

• Canonbie conspirator avoids arrest• Neville’s lenient sentence increased• He…

Week: 06 | 9th February 2023

Sweet revenge for improving Legion

Visitors reduced to nine as Langholm continue winning streak Langholm…

Week: 06 | 9th February 2023

Funding bonanza for Langholm charities

Grants secure future for local groups and communities It’s been…

Week: 06 | 9th February 2023

‘I ask myself why? But there will never be an answer’

A year ago, Veronika Zolotoverkha fled the war in Ukraine…

Week: 06 | 9th February 2023

‘I unfolded it – and almost wept’

Found: the 260-year-old map at the heart of Langholm’s history…

Week: 05 | 2nd February 2023

Burnfoot family dyed-in-the wool creators

A favourite childhood hobby has led to the creation of…

E&L Holidays Christmas 2023

Murtholm care homes ‘in 18 months’

Week: 05 | 2nd February 2023 | Community News

Plans to build 35 homes for elderly and disabled people in Langholm have taken a step forward following a meeting this week with the D&G health board. They’ll be built as phase one of the long-awaited Murtholm development, and could…

Burns at Gilnockie

Week: 05 | 2nd February 2023 | Arts and Entertainment News

The Famous Gilnockie Burns Supper took place last weekend and the quality of speakers and entertainers present gives a clue as to why it is ‘Famous’.The Immortal Memory was in the capable hands of Hawick’s Robert Scott, and the toast…

WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!

Week: 05 | 2nd February 2023 | Community News Rugby Sport

Langholm seal promotion As the referee’s whistle blew to signal the end of the match, you could have heard the roar in Hawick. Langholm had done it: a 29-24 win over nearest rivals Dalkeith secured the coveted Tennent’s East League…

‘There were a lot of tears. It was brutal’

Week: 04 | 26th January 2023 | Rugby Sport

Langholm star Bomber is back – but still scarred by Wasps shock Langholm rugby star Robin Hislop has spoken of his heartbreak after his dream move to Wasps ended with the club going into administration. The loose-head prop – known…

Road is like ‘a badly ploughed, frozen field’

Week: 04 | 26th January 2023 | Community News

More pothole horror stories revealed by E&L readers It’s not just our remote country roads which are under siege from the pothole menace.These photos show that even in the centre of Langholm itself, motorists and pedestrians risk life, limb and…

Cannabis plant for Langholm

Week: 04 | 26th January 2023 | Community News

Medicinal cannabis to be grown in Muckle Toon £2m ‘farm’ will be the first in Scotland Langholm is to be home to Scotland’s first medicinal cannabis farm. Millions of plants will be legally grown in a vast 11,000 sq metre…

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