Road safety concerns at Langholm Primary school

Concerned parents have produced a detailed report on the alarming lack of measures in place Gillian and Kevin McCartney are parents of children attending Langholm Primary school and they contacted the E&L to bring attention to their campaign to improve road…

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Share in windfarm leadsto green awards nomination

23rd November 2023 | Farming and Environment News

Nick Jennings’ foresight puts Eskdalemuir in the running The Upper Eskdale Development Group are finalists in the Scottish Green Energy Awards. They were nominated for an award for the work done by their former lead Nick Jennings.Nick worked from 2012…

Love, a dance and a right good belly laugh!

23rd November 2023 | Arts and Entertainment E&L Life News Review

With a large cast and great audiences, LAODS’ Last Tango in Whitby brings the house down LAODS, who are still celebrating their centenary year, presented their first play since before Covid in The Buccleuch Centre last week.Last Tango in Whitby…

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…

16th November 2023

Musical excellence delights Canonbie audience

Splendid concert brings church’s 200 year celebrations to a close…

16th November 2023

Langholm Alliance: Update on Community Plan

Donna Hislop, Community Enterprise Manager, brings us up to speed…

9th November 2023

Scottish call-up forathlete sisters

Langholm siblings make the Scottish Pentathlon team SCOTTISH CALL UP…

9th November 2023

Post Office's future discussed at meeting

Canonbie residents gather to hear the options for valuable village…

9th November 2023

Oxygen Man links lynx to Langholm Moor

Blackburn & Hartsgarth owner says it’s a possibility Could former…

2nd November 2023

Great start for Conan,Freshman of the Year

Langholm athlete attains accolade from Charleston Southern University 18-year-old Conan…

2nd November 2023

Moderator inspires worshipers at Canonbie

Church is packed to hear uplifting service from church leader…

2nd November 2023

Further afforestation fury

Tree planting nightmare for a further three farms surrounding Claygate…

2nd November 2023

Langholm familiarisation visit for Council leader

Gail Macgregor, leader of Dumfries and Galloway Council was invited…

26th October 2023

Two high-level wins for Sarah in Scandinavia

GILLY FRASER hears about Sarah Borthwick and her show-jumpers A top…

26th October 2023

Bleat and Blether ’bout Blackface wool

Creation Mill staff debunk the myth that common wool has…

26th October 2023

Public meeting on future of Canonbie Post Office

Following the news that Canonbie Post Office and shop were…

Urgent action required in face of diminished services

26th October 2023 | Community News

1,000+ signature petition endorses demands Langholm’s ailing health services are now in need of urgent life support. That’s the claim by Councillor Denis Male, after the announcement of yet more hold-ups to the Murtholm care development dealt another blow to…

Appeal for help with gardens

19th October 2023 | Community Gardening Lifestyle News

Margaret Pool writes; A number of folk will recall that back in the 1990s, one of the Langholm Initiatives’ project groups, the Bonnie Langholm Committee, held an annual fund raiser towards the provision of seasonal hanging baskets and planters for…

High profile minister to visit Canonbie

19th October 2023 | Canonbie Community E&L Life News

Anthony Lane tells of perfect ending to Church’s bi-centenary events A special visitor will be coming to Canonbie on Sunday 29th October. Rev Sally Foster-Fulton, the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland 2023-24 will preach on…

Rothbury 'Looks North' to Langholm for guidance

19th October 2023 | Community News

The team at BBC look North got in touch with the team at Tarras Valley last week to come and hear about Langholms historic community buy out following the news breaking about the 9,500 acre Rothbury Estate in Northumberland coming…

Xcel is eighteen!

12th October 2023 | Community News

This week marks 18 years of the Xcel Project! The project started in 2005 and was initially run by Langholm Community Centre. In 2012 they became a charity and the Xcel Youth Trust was formed to take over the running…

Old Copshaw hostlery closes its doors

12th October 2023 | Community Newcastleton News

One of Newcastleton’s longest-established businesses has closed down. The Liddesdale Hotel in Douglas Square has been at the heart of hospitality in the village for many years, welcoming local people and visitors alike. Back in 1970 when it was still…

It’s been all go on Langholm Showfield this week.

21st September 2023 | Farming and Environment News

A veritable army of willing volunteers and committee members has been hard at work, putting up marquees, setting out tables, roping off rings, staking out pens and doing all the thousand and one other jobs that need doing before the…

Outdoor Fun in the September sun

21st September 2023 | Community Lifestyle

We catch up with our young friends at Langholm Playcare During the recent warm spell, we took the children outside as much as possible. We take them outside regardless of the weather, but the sunshine definitely helps. The benefits of…

Langholm Forum contacts Holyrood

21st September 2023 | Community News

Warbla petition prompts invitation to Gougeon Following an excellent response from local residents to a petition objecting to the Warb Law Hill (Warbla) Forestry Proposals, which gathered almost 600 signatures, it was recognised this alone would not be sufficient to…

10th time lucky for Castleholm cricketers

14th September 2023 | Cricket Sport

Delight as LCC promoted to Premier League On their tenth attempt Langholm finally made it out of Division 1 securing promotion with a 65-run win over Champions Stainton. Batting first after winning the toss Langholm posted 255 after 40 overs.…

Erskine Church saga reaches the airwaves

14th September 2023 | Community News

Denise Irving-Lang to be interviewed by Radio Scotland It’s encouraging to see the public interest in the state of the church continue to gain momentumregionally and a key task for the Stakeholder Group now is to bring the upcoming BBC…

There's still time to get your creations into Langholm Show

14th September 2023 | Arts and Entertainment Farming and Environment Lifestyle

If you’re a baker, floral artist, photographer, gardener, crafter, knitter crocheter, artist, there’s still time to enter your masterpieces into the industrial sections of Langholm Show as entries are open until this Saturday, 16th September.The Industrial Tent has always been…

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