Proclamation of Kinship from Wapakoneta, Ohio

Neil Armstrong’s home town sends declaration offriendship and co-operation to the Muckle Toon Langholm Ewes and Westerkirk Community Council has received a framed copy of a Proclamation from the Office of the Mayor of Wapakaneta, Ohio. It marks ‘A day…

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Mighty Hiking family off round Kielder

11th April 2024 | Community Gilly Fraser Lifestyle Newcastleton

Jacksons and Dinwoodies aim to make ‘The Difference’ for BGH Four members of a Copshaw family are joining forces to show their gratitude to the health teams who gave them great support when they needed it most. Peter Jackson and…

Broughton brought down by the men of Milntown

11th April 2024 | News Rugby Sport

Club volunteers stepped up to make sure sodden pitch was playable Despite two days of heavy rain resulting in a very wet pitch, Langholm’s last league match of the season took place on Saturday, thanks to the volunteers who made…

Community-led Tourism in Langholm & Eskdale

11th April 2024 | E&L Life News

An 8-page supplement in this week’s E&L Share your thoughts with sharon@langholm-alliance In many parts of Scotland communities are now leading on the development and promotion of tourism in their local area. Langholm and the surrounding areas have been…

Strong squad helps secure three points for Langholm Legion FC

4th April 2024 | Football Sport

As key player Finley Dell clocks up 100 appearances for the club By Martin Thomlinson Langholm Legion FC 4 Tweeddale Rovers 0 The Legion had their first match in a month and secured a big three points with a great…

Amazing antipodean adventure for four firm friends

4th April 2024 | E&L Life News

Holiday of a lifetime for these Langholm lassies has given them the travel bug! Four Langholm friends namely Marti Borthwick, Evelyn Coombes, Angela Foster and Kate Richardson recently embarked on a trip of a lifetime to the other side of…

Sheep worrying remains most frequent rural crime

4th April 2024 | Farming and Environment News

By Gilly Fraser A new report by researchers at Scotland’s rural college is calling for much tougher legislation to be brought in to protect livestock from being attacked by dogs. This follows a survey by the National Sheep Association which…

Right Care, Right Place for community care?

14th March 2024 | Community Lifestyle News

Integration Joint Board okays consultation on options for care in region’s communities OPTIONS for providing care in communities across Dumfries and Galloway are to be written up and assessed – in the next stage of the Right Care, Right Place…

Far-reaching implications for rural landowners

14th March 2024 | Newcastleton News

Gilly Fraser investigates couple’s rural retreat which is under threat from ‘big telecomm’ A Newcastleton couple caught up in a David and Goliath battle say many other people in Scotland could find themselves in the same position. Marjorie and Charlie…

Langholm Town Band off to contest in Perth

7th March 2024 | Arts and Entertainment Lifestyle News

Langholm Town Band held a Training Day on Saturday 3rd March to help them prepare for the Scottish Championships which will be held in Perth Concert Hall this weekend.A massive thanks to Whitburn Band mentors: Chris Bradley, LTB MD (Cornets…

Skill, endurance and flair at Rugby Festival

7th March 2024 | Rugby Sport

Over 300 players attend Milntown youth event By Caroline Jardine Langholm Youth Rugby held their annual Borders Rugby Festival at Milntown last Sunday, with seven Borders clubs in attendance. Various teams from P3-P7 from Langholm, Hawick, Selkirk, Gala, Kelso, Jed…

Canonbie updated on Post Office take-over

7th March 2024 | Canonbie Community News

Healthy turnout hears about legal structures of the Community Benefit Society The meeting on Tuesday was attended by 49 people in Canonbie Hall. Mary Waitt, chairperson of the newly formed Community Benefit Society (CBS) welcomed everyone and told the meeting…

A good old tidy-up, or is it environmental vandalism?

7th March 2024 | Community News

As the banks of the River Esk are cleared of overgrown vegetation some, but not all, say ‘thank goodness’ A few weeks ago, the E&L published, in its ‘Ee mei, good question’ column, that a number of people had complained…

Kelso races promise a couple of crackers

15th February 2024 | Horse Racing Sport

Stuart Edmonds is hoping for his first Kelso winner on Friday when he saddles Arizona Cardinal in the £22,500 Racing’s Best Ratings With Timeform Handicap Chase over nearly 2m 6f.The trainer, who is based near Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire, has…

Unprecedented financial challenges for NHS Dumfries and Galloway

15th February 2024 | Community News

Chief Executive, Jeff Ace makes a statement in light of expected £35 million budget deficit At our public Board meeting today, NHS Dumfries and Galloway’s very stark financial situation was set out frankly, and in considerable detail. Although this situation…

Craig 'Fishy' Pool is 100 not out!

8th February 2024 | Community Football Sport

Saturday marked the hundredth appearance of Craig “Young Fishy” Pool who became the thirtieth player in the club’s thirty year history to achieve the landmark.Fishy is another very popular member of the club who shows great commitment and availability to…

Local Pine Marten population is on the rise

8th February 2024 | Farming and Environment

An Eskdalemuir forest has been found to have a growing population of Pine Marten.Surveys conducted in Castle O’er and also in Ae Forest in Dumfriesshire have found that numbers of the elusive native predator are on the rise.Both plantations are…

Tourism plans fit in with economic strategy

8th February 2024 | Community Lifestyle News

SSDA want an increase in overseas tourists and industry workforce Just over twenty local people attended a presentation by staff from the South of Scotland Destination Alliance about their draft responsible tourism strategy in the Buccleuch Centre last Thursday. The…

Participate in Polysport’s potential improvements

8th February 2024 | E&L Life Newcastleton News

Newcastleton residents encouraged to have a say in development People in Newcastleton are being urged to have their say on the village’s popular Polysport facility and for any ideas on how best to improve the gym. The organisers say they’d…

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