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Langholm Girls FC are toast of Melrose Awards

Melrose Sevens’ Women in Sport Awards vote for LGFC as Team of the Year at inaugural ceremony On Friday evening, coaches, committee members and players from Langholm Girls Football Club attended the inaugural Melrose Sevens Women in Sport Awards. The…

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Muckle Toon long-distance runners head for the capital

18th April 2024 | Athletics Sport

Four Langholm athletes take on the mighty London Marathon 2024 Sunday, 21st April 2024 see’s runners hitting the streets of London for the 44th London Marathon.The London Marathon was first run in 1981 with 7,055 runners on the start line.…

Pandemic project is rolled-out across the region

18th April 2024 | Arts and Entertainment E&L Life News

OutPost Arts-conceived initiative becomes DG Creative Wellbeing An arts project originally conceived during the pandemic in Langholm by OutPost Arts continues to flourish across Dumfries and Galloway.Following the successful delivery of a pilot creative prescribing project in 2021, OutPost Arts carried…

Former Fair Crier and a man of mony pairts

18th April 2024 | Common Riding Community Lifestyle News

Rae Elliot pays tribute to his far-travelled, rugby-playing father OBITUARY John Govenlock Elliot lived in Langholm until conscripted for National service in 1958, serving with Royal Scots Fusiliers against GreekTerrorist Movement EOKA in Cyprus, then Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) in Kenya.In…

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 .co.uk 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…

11th April 2024

Proclamation of Kinship from Wapakoneta, Ohio

Neil Armstrong’s home town sends declaration offriendship and co-operation to…

4th April 2024

Strong squad helps secure three points for Langholm Legion FC

As key player Finley Dell clocks up 100 appearances for…

4th April 2024

Amazing antipodean adventure for four firm friends

Holiday of a lifetime for these Langholm lassies has given…

4th April 2024

Sheep worrying remains most frequent rural crime

By Gilly Fraser A new report by researchers at Scotland’s…

4th April 2024

Missing German Shepherd Xara elicits high-tech response

When 16-month-old German Shepherd Xara gave her owner the slip…

4th April 2024

Active & Sustainable Travel not working for Eskdale

Councillor highlights lack of plans to address Langholm’s transport links…

28th March 2024

Wellbeing wonders in Eskdalemuir

A marvellous selection of therapists and practitioners will be on…

28th March 2024

Gardening club hear about bees and talk about Beechgrove Garden

The Eskdale gardening club held their March meeting last Friday…

28th March 2024

Langholm Common Riding AGM

By Katherine Latimer On Monday the 18th of March, the…

28th March 2024

Putting Langholm on the map in the Scottish Parliament

Oliver Mundell champions the Muckle Toon in a Motion to…

21st March 2024

Good Girls' grading game against Galloway Thistle

Langholm Girls 14s 4 | Galloway Thistle 14s 1 By…

21st March 2024

Land Reform Bill will change how land is sold

Impact of land sales on local communities will be taken…

Sam has a right Royal day at Cheltenham

21st March 2024 | News Sport

..as his beloved Captain Guiness wins and he meets the Queen LOCAL lad Sam Cottrill savoured an appointment with The Queen after glory at the Cheltenham Festival. The proud youngster was presented with a cherished memento from Her Majesty after…

Rave reviews from OKLAHOMA! audiences

21st March 2024 | Arts Arts & Entertainment Arts and Entertainment E&L Life News

LAODS pulls off another cracker for their latest ‘mesmerising’ musical The chum who came with me to see the opening night of Oklahoma summed it up best.  “It was,” she said, “mesmerising.” The cast all deserve bouquets, but first of…

Super 4s super-stars

14th March 2024 | Cross Country Sport

The finale of the Annandale and Eskdale Schools Super 4’s cross country league took place in Langholm on Monday evening following events in Lockerbie, Annan and Moffat. The Super 4’s are designed to promote cross country running to primary 5-7…

Favourite Langholm walk closed

14th March 2024 | E&L Life News

Easton’s Walk has long been a favourite ramble for locals and visitors alike ever since Mr Easton the First Master of the Free Church School had the walk named after him in the 19th century.However, the increased rainfall in recent…

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…

7th March 2024

Langholm Town Band off to contest in Perth

Langholm Town Band held a Training Day on Saturday 3rd…

7th March 2024

Skill, endurance and flair at Rugby Festival

Over 300 players attend Milntown youth event By Caroline Jardine…

7th March 2024

Canonbie updated on Post Office take-over

Healthy turnout hears about legal structures of the Community Benefit…

7th March 2024

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

As the banks of the River Esk are cleared of…

29th February 2024

Capped for Scotland after a mere 50 years

Langholm internationalist Alan Friell finally honoured Alan Friell, who grew…

29th February 2024

Moving into March

With gardening columnist Helen Knowles of Tinnisburn Plants As always…

29th February 2024

Education Director learns what Langholm has to offer

Council officer buoyed by Langholm’s commitment and effort In Councillor…

29th February 2024

Sign of success at last!

Persistence pays as Langholm makes road signs After 18 months…

29th February 2024

Langholm Moor goat population safe for now

Gilly Fraser reports on rumours of an imminent cull of…

22nd February 2024

Great victory for LRFC against old adversaries

No way back for Linden as Langholm scores eight tries…

22nd February 2024

Lamont visits Barony

Scotland Office Minister learns about digital innovations The Barony Campus…

22nd February 2024

Langholm's Rosie receives inaugural Angus McCall award at Razzamataz

The recent Razzamataz Theatre School Carlisle annual awards ceremony, held…

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How good is your driving?

22nd February 2024 | Lifestyle News

Langholm Rotarians are offering free assessments to anyone Driving is a major and often essential part of modern life, especially for those of us living in rural areas.Having passed the UK driving test there is no requirement to resit unless…

Increased concern over anti-social behaviour

22nd February 2024 | Community News

‘For older people on their own or people with young children the behaviour can feel very intimidating.’ There seems to have been quite a bit of antisocial behaviour in Langholm recently if social media is to be believed. It takes…

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…

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…

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