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Electric vehicle ports coming to Langholm

Week: 12 | 19th March 2020 | News

Council is waiting for a sub-station to be built on the Kilngreen WORK is progressing to install electric charging points for vehicles on the Kilngreen in Langholm. A sub-station needs to be put in place before the points are put…

Beef sector could be more efficient

Week: 12 | 19th March 2020 | Farming and Environment

THERE is ‘considerable opportunity’ to improve the efficiency of the beef sector in Scotland, according to new research published by Scotland’s Rural College. Future policy should also consider positioning Scotch Beef as a high-quality, slow-finishing, grass-reared product to differentiate it…

£3.5m price tag to buy Langholm Moor

Week: 12 | 19th March 2020 | News

Private donations and crowd-funding will be essential to success AT LEAST £3.5m will have to be raised in the community through private donations and crowd-funding to buy Langholm Moor from Buccleuch, it has been revealed. The Langholm Initiative’s community buy-out…

Joint response

Week: 12 | 19th March 2020 | News

DUMFRIES and Galloway Council leader Elaine Murray has called a full meeting of members tomorrow to consider swift measures to prepare the local authority for the coronavirus pandemic. The council has been co-ordinating a response alongside NHS Dumfries & Galloway…

Community rallies to support people at risk

Week: 12 | 19th March 2020 | News

COMMUNITY and business life in Eskdale and Liddesdale is grinding to a halt as the coronavirus COVID-19 tightens its grip on the UK and around the world. Venues are closing their doors and user groups are cancelling their meetings and…

Double celebration

Week: 11 | 12th March 2020 | Sport

Rugby RUGBY fans from Langholm enjoyed a double celebration when they cheered on Scotland to a great victory over France last Sunday. Langholm RFC was awarded the trophy for East Region community club of the season by the SRU before…

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…

Week: 11 | 12th March 2020

Project awarded £600k

Trust to develop Buccleuch House for learning and enterprise MORE…

Week: 11 | 12th March 2020

Moorland purchase reaches critical stage

EXCLUSIVE: Public urged to get behind buy-out and sign petition…

Week: 10 | 5th March 2020

Academy are Scottish champions

Heptathlon LANGHOLM Academy were crowned West of Scotland regional champions…

Week: 10 | 5th March 2020

Cleaning up the Liddel

EWCASTLETON Wildlife Club members braved more rain last Friday to…

Week: 10 | 5th March 2020

Patrons follow lunch with a talk

CAMPBELL Scott, a trustee of the Langholm Initiative and project…

Week: 10 | 5th March 2020

Community ownership conference a great success

A MAJOR conference for public sector organisations and communities all…

Week: 10 | 5th March 2020

OH CALAMITY!

IT’S hotting up for the cast of Calamity Jane after…

Week: 10 | 5th March 2020

We continue our serialisation of Wattie Bell’s book.

Happy Nights under the Gas Lamps But it was with…

Week: 10 | 5th March 2020

Return to glass proving successful

BOTTLED milk is making a comeback in Langholm, thanks to…

Call for a rethink on town’s flood barriers

Week: 10 | 5th March 2020 | News

Residents seek a pause in the process after concerns voiced OPPOSITION to a comprehensive flood protection scheme in Langholm is growing after an online poll attracted more than 90 names last weekend. Two weeks ago Dumfries and Galloway Council’s flood…

Semi-final netted

Week: 09 | 27th February 2020 | Netball School Sport

Netball LANGHOLM Academy’s senior netball team secured a Scottish Cup semi-final spot against Abroath High School with a fantastic performance in the quarter-final against Craigmount Red from Edinburgh last Thursday. The team was made up of Emily Foster, Abi Couper,…

Sports centre group makes good progress

Week: 09 | 27th February 2020 | News

Design feasibility study will be ready for the public during May THE group investigating the redevelopment of a former sports centre in Langholm will be ready to present the findings of its design feasibility study in May. Its next major…

Farms need better pollinator practice

Week: 09 | 27th February 2020 | Farming and Environment

Despite significant investment in EFAs, the study found they were failing to provide all the resources insect pollinators need. With more than 70 per cent of crops worldwide relying on insect pollinators, it highlights the need to create a variety…

Roger to step down from chairman’s job

Week: 09 | 27th February 2020 | Common Riding News

He followed in his father’s footsteps to lead the Common Riding THE chairman of the Common Riding members has announced he will step down from the post in April next year. Roger Maxwell told the members at their February meeting…

£10,000 is raised so far for village flood victims

Week: 09 | 27th February 2020 | News

Donations pour in as Newcastleton residents clear out houses A FUNDRAISING campaign launched after the devastating flood in Newcastleton during Storm Dennis has raised nearly £10,000 so far. The GoFundMe account was set up by Jamie Thomson and Libby Kennedy.…

Week: 09 | 27th February 2020

Objections rise over flood protection plan

Walls and embankments lining the rivers are not very popular…

Week: 08 | 20th February 2020

Launch of Digital Hub

THE South of Scotland Skills and Learning Network Digital Hub…

Week: 08 | 20th February 2020

Holy Isle retreat brings patience and generosity

Daily distractions abandoned at Centre of World Peace and Health…

Week: 08 | 20th February 2020

Farmers of Eskdale have a ball

THE annual Eskdale farmers’ dance was held in the school…

Week: 08 | 20th February 2020

D&G to face £11m cut to services budget

Rethink by SNP government called for by councillors DUMFRIES and Galloway…

Week: 08 | 20th February 2020

Valentine’s day treat

Langholm primary pupils raise £700 at their coffee morning A…

Week: 08 | 20th February 2020

Survey will identify windfarm funding

Group encouraging people to use questionnaire to propose ideas A…

Week: 08 | 20th February 2020

Devastating flood rages through seventy homes

River bursts its banks leaving residents wading through water up…

Week: 07 | 14th February 2020

Floods, Gales, ice and snow a typical Scottish February

ESKDALE and Liddesdale were battered by Storm Ciara last weekend…

Week: 07 | 13th February 2020

Lewis is uni champ

Athletics A LANGHOLM athlete, who receives funding from “Welcome to…

Week: 07 | 13th February 2020

Benty open singles

THE Benty hall bowlers held their annual open singles tournament…

Week: 07 | 13th February 2020

Fashion regenerated

TURNING scrap fabrics into eye-catching and colourful clothes and showcasing…

Jobs for vital volunteers

Week: 07 | 13th February 2020 | Lifestyle

AVRIL Bannatyne has volunteered at The Buccleuch Centre since it opened in 2007. Her reasons for volunteering are many. She had just retired and wanted to keep busy. She said: “I realised the centre had great potential for being a…

Upland bursary for Langholm ceramicist

Week: 07 | 13th February 2020 | Arts and Entertainment News

Organisation will provide programme of mentoring and support EMERGING ceramic artist Sophie Jarzyna has been awarded a bursary from arts and crafts organisation Upland through its Emerge project. This is a nine-month programme of mentoring and a bursary for emerging…

Oz flags fly at tower

Week: 07 | 13th February 2020 | News

Perth couple send flags in memory of their border ancestors AN AUSTRALIAN couple, who visited Gilnockie Tower last autumn, sent two of their country’s flags to be flown from the tower’s flagpoles on Australia Day. Shellie and Brett Cummings of…

Moor buy-out deadline approaches

Week: 07 | 13th February 2020 | News

THE Langholm Initiative is continuing to work towards a community buy-out of Langholm Moor. Feasibility studies are now complete and their findings are being considered in detail by the board and members of the working group. The organisation is in…

Plan for troubled kids’ school must go public

Week: 07 | 13th February 2020 | News

Company urged to talk to Langholm residents about proposal CONCERNS have been raised with a Langholm councillor about a proposal by a company to buy the former primary school and convert it into an independent school for troubled children. Councillor…

Floods, gales, ice and snow a typical Scottish February

Week: 07 | 13th February 2020 | News

Eskdale and Liddesdale struggle through atrocious winter weather this week Scotland said officers all over Dumfries and Galloway were dealing with a number of road traffic collisions. A yellow weather warning remained in place for ice and drivers should expect…

Week: 06 | 6th February 2020

Plugging the hole in lost European funds

Council writes to politicians to ask for their support post-Brexit…

Week: 06 | 6th February 2020

Krakow and the real horrors of Auschwitz

An account of a visit to this marvellous city and…

Week: 06 | 6th February 2020

Council struggles over windfarm objection

Community councillors debate the need for more wind turbines TWO…

Week: 06 | 6th February 2020

Rural poverty missed

Deprivation index is biased towards urban not rural locations EW…

Week: 06 | 6th February 2020

Langholm cannabis oil factory gets go-ahead

A number hurdles still to cross but it’s a step…

Week: 05 | 30th January 2020

Langholm with the Lid Off

In his introduction to Langholm with the Lid Off, author…

Week: 05 | 30th January 2020

Popular event packs out hall

EVERY seat was filled in Newcastleton village hall for the…

Week: 05 | 30th January 2020

Copshaw in spotlight as campaign launches

Scotland Starts Here will raise profile to attract more tourists…

Week: 05 | 30th January 2020

Log wagon driver admits killing cyclist

Canonbie trucker admits causing death by careless driving CANONBIE trucker…

Week: 05 | 30th January 2020

Expanding industry needs more workers

Langholm and Hawick collaborate on textile training course A GROWTH…

Week: 05 | 30th January 2020

Vital public service will not be lost to Langholm

Good news for both locals and visitors THE news that…

Week: 4 | 27th January 2020

Low wages contribute to more food bank use

Report shows a 22 per cent rise in use in…

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