Plan for state-of-the-art Heritage Centre to revitalise Langholm
Ambitious plans have been unveiled for a new hub dedicated to the rich history of Langholm and Eskdale.
The proposed Heritage Centre will provide an exciting, interactive celebration of some of the area’s most famous sons, including world-famous engineer Thomas Telford, poet Hugh McDiarmid, and astronaut Neil Armstrong, whose Reiver ancestors were from Eskdale.
There would also be displays highlighting the Muckle Toon’s history of textile manufacturing, its annual Common Riding festival, and even its rugby club – the oldest in the Borders.
And it’s hoped the centre will provide a huge boost to the local economy, attracting thousands of visitors from around the world.
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