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Unprecedented financial challenges for NHS Dumfries and Galloway

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…

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Yousaf commits to food-growing subsidies

15th February 2024 | Farming and Environment

First Minister Humza Yousaf has given a commitment to honour most existing subsidies for growing food. The pledge was made at the NFU Scotland Spring conference in Glasgow. In his address, he reiterated Scottish Government’s commitment that there would be…

Made it to Crufts

15th February 2024 | E&L Life Gilly Fraser Lifestyle Newcastleton

Copshaw Mother and Son to take their terriers to top dog event Copshaw Mum and son Caroline Blackie and Leo Page are counting the days to Crufts – the UK’s foremost and most prestigious dog show – where they’ll both…

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…

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…

8th February 2024

Participate in Polysport’s potential improvements

Newcastleton residents encouraged to have a say in development People…

8th February 2024

Caroline Street water wall is deemed safe for now

However, concerns remain about the angle of the fence and…

1st February 2024

Langholm Girls shortlisted for Women in Sport award

Langholm Girls Football Club were surprised yet delighted to hear…

1st February 2024

Vlog: Wellbeing in agriculture

This month’s dip into the world of podcasts, blogs, vlogs…

1st February 2024

Good show for Holm Show fundraiser

Newcastleton’s Holm Show calendar of events got off to a…

1st February 2024

'Weel are ye worthy o' a grace'

Langholm Ladies and Gilnockie and Langholm Playcare bring the Burns…

1st February 2024

Day Centre of excellence holds Annual General Meeting

Manager pays heartfelt thanks to trustees, staff volunteers and almost…

1st February 2024

Demolition of Erskine spire receives approval

Shetland based owners of Langholm’s Erskine church have further plans…

25th January 2024

Canonbie Post Office: "It's my lifeline!"

“I would have no shopping, money or newspaper if you…

25th January 2024

Crossdykes fund offers educational bursaries

Apply to Langholm Community Council for help with learning costs…

25th January 2024

Isha puts paid to a Langholm Landmark

Much-loved Castleholm chestnut succumbs to the power of nature The…

18th January 2024

NFUS Survey will give valuable information

A new survey being undertaken by NFU Scotland will help…

Copshaw man served on Christmas Island

18th January 2024 | E&L Life Lifestyle Newcastleton

“You could see all the bones in our hands as though it was an x-ray By Gilly Fraser The bravery of a Newcastleton man has finally been recognised with a specially commissioned medal – nearly seventy years after the event.…

A sign of things to come for first town in Scotland

18th January 2024 | Community News

Langholm signs work underway, confirms MP A PLAN to deliver signage pointing the way to Langholm from the south is on route to success. Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell has been briefed on progress with the project by the UK Department…

Step-daughter will run 26.2 miles in honour of Philip

11th January 2024 | Lifestyle Newcastleton News

Popular son of Copshaw’s wish was to increase awareness of the disease Newcastleton lost one of its best loved sons last month with the death of Philip Hedley. His funeral on December 20 was held in the village square to…

Great oaks from little acorns grow

11th January 2024 | Farming and Environment News

TVNR: Caring for Langholm’s ancient woodlands The Longwood ancient woodlands which surround Jenny Nobles Gill in the Tarras Valley Nature Reserve are an incredibly special habitat with infamous veteran oak trees which are hundreds of years old. These wonderful old…

David Calvert's MBE is certainly well deserved

11th January 2024 | Arts and Entertainment Community E&L Life News

Langholm Town Bandsman honoured in King Charles’ New Year list By Mairi Telford JammehDavid Calvert of Langholm was awarded the MBE in the New Years honours list for his services to the community.David, who has lived in Charlotte Street in…

Victory for Faw Side wind farm campaigners

11th January 2024 | Community News

Scottish Government refuses permission for massive Ewes Valley installation There was much jubilation in the Ewes Valley and local area just before Christmas when it was announced that the Scottish Government had refused permission for the planned massive wind farm…

21st December 2023

‘Nothing But Whisky’ to be found in The Holm

Gilly Fraser samples a new specialist shop in Newcastleton A…

21st December 2023

Over 1,200 travel to Oz to see 'Perfect Panto'

Centre Stage Community Theatre excel themselves with this year’s panto…

21st December 2023

Town's tall tree takes a topple!

Last Saturday night, the wind got up to such a…

21st December 2023

Is Caroline Street really in danger of collapsing?

Residents are very concerned about the deterioration of the road…

14th December 2023

Festive fun for all at Social Club Party

Langholm Social Club held their annual Children’s Christmas Party last…

14th December 2023

Alastair Henderson: A heartfelt tribute

It all began some misty years ago with an advert…

14th December 2023

MSP: Countryside being used as 'political football'

Mundell takes government to task over destruction of the landscape…

14th December 2023

It's an ill windfarm that blows no good

£87,000 Ewe Hill Funds awarded to local projects in Annandale…

7th December 2023

‘Is our voice even heard?’

NHS Dumfries and Galloway executives attend first of hopefully many…

30th November 2023

Road safety concerns at Langholm Primary school

Concerned parents have produced a detailed report on the alarming…

23rd November 2023

Share in windfarm leadsto green awards nomination

Nick Jennings’ foresight puts Eskdalemuir in the running The Upper…

23rd November 2023

Love, a dance and a right good belly laugh!

With a large cast and great audiences, LAODS’ Last Tango…

E&L Holidays Christmas 2023

Having a final say on the future of Holm Hill

23rd November 2023 | Gilly Fraser Newcastleton News

Newcastleton and District Community Trust is just about to carry out another vital phase of its community consultation programme. People in Newcastleton are being asked for their views on plans for the future development of community-owned land on Holm Hill.The…

High heid yins head for Thomas Hope meeting

23rd November 2023 | Community News

Meeting with Health and Social Care to thrash out Langholm’s healthcare woes It is hoped that the next meeting of Langholm, Ewes and Westerkirk Community Council will provide some answers to the Health Care woes in Langholm following the disastrous…

8-page E&L Life Remembrance Supplement included in this week's E&L

16th November 2023 | Community E&L Life Lifestyle

Photos of Remembrance Services and parades across the area along with historical information and stories Read more in this week’s E&L available at your Newsagent or available online by subscription. Click HERE

Langholm Moor Lynx fears are calmed... for the moment

16th November 2023 | Farming and Environment Newcastleton News

Fears that the new owners of former farmland on Langholm Moor are considering introducing the Eurasian Lynx to the area were downplayed at a meeting of Newcastleton Community Council. The idea was floated by Oxygen Conservation Boss Rich Stockdale in…

Musical excellence delights Canonbie audience

16th November 2023 | Arts and Entertainment Canonbie Community News

Splendid concert brings church’s 200 year celebrations to a close It was a double celebration at Canonbie United Parish Church on Saturday night with a concert from the Border Strathspey and Reel Society. Whilst the church was rounding-off a series…

Langholm Alliance: Update on Community Plan

16th November 2023 | Community News

Donna Hislop, Community Enterprise Manager, brings us up to speed It has been a busy few months at The Langholm Alliance as we strive to help groups move forward with the Langholm Community Plan. Members of the Community Forum met…

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