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Future-proofing the Common Riding

No less than 63 ponies and their riders sallied forth on the Castle Craigs Club’s Pony Rideout which was held last Sunday.With the youngest rider only four years old, the future definitely looks safe for Langholm Common Riding. See more…

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Copshaw artist Paula to display her “Wild Side”

18th July 2024 | Arts and Entertainment Community Newcastleton

Newcastleton Nurse is to retire to follow her passion ~ An E&L Feature by Gilly Fraser Many of us dream of taking early retirement to follow a passion or childhood dream – for Copshaw’s Paula Rowan that has now become…

Holes filled, wall secured

18th July 2024 | Common Riding Community News

At least the Common Riding route is more or less free of potholes…for now! Workmen from the Dumfries and Galloway Roads Department have been round the route of the Common Riding procession to fill-in any potholes and crumbling bits of…

Langholm Common Riding 2024

18th July 2024 | Common Riding E&L Life News

And so it begins… It was a wee bit on the grey side on Saturday when Cornet Bailey Donaldson led the cavalcade of 88 horses on the first official rideout of the 1924 Langholm Common Riding.As ever, the weather didn’t dampen…

Langholm girls' devotion is certainly paying off

12th July 2024 | Athletics Sport

Local athletes at full pelt, encouraged by the Olympics Known as the world’s greatest sporting event, France and the rest of the world will celebrate the start of the Olympics Games with an opening ceremony along the river Seine in…

Pureous Bunkumos

11th July 2024 | Arts and Entertainment Newcastleton News

Saturday dawned bright and beautiful for the Copshaw Common Riding, the sun making a very welcome appearance, at least for the first part of the day. Festivities began at precisely 7.31 at the White Gate for the Hound Trail, won…

Mighty Hikers Mel and Karl raise over £4k for Cancer Care

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

Local couple walk in Wales to support charity dear to both their hearts Langholm Couple Melanie Christie and Karl Thornbury have recently completed the Gower Peninsula Mighty Hike in North West Wales.Melanie was walking in memory of a dear family…

DGRI cyber attack leads to region-wide mailing

20th June 2024 | Community News

CEO will contact every household in region with online safety advice NHS DUMFRIES and Galloway chief executive Julie White has contacted every household in Dumfries and Galloway to update them on the cyber attack in February this year – and…

LRFC Captain heads down under

14th June 2024 | News Rugby Sport

With Langholm RFC captain Nathan Smith heading off to Australia, the players gathered in the Buck Hotel to wish him all the best for his trip. Coach Craig Hislop presented Nathan with his no. 10 shirt and wished him well.…

That was a while ago!

14th June 2024 | Canonbie

Thanks to Ian Lindsay of Rowanburn for dropping in with this photo of Canonbie Primary School in 1953.Can you fill in the question mark in the name?Left to right:Back: Bob Irving, Alistair Irving, Billy Anderson (Twin), Billy Wightman, Elliot Routledge,…

Call to action by Friends of Langholm War Memorial

13th June 2024 | E&L Life

Our community has been renowned for being a vibrant and close-knit one, and now we have an opportunity to make it even better. The Friends of Langholm War Memorial and Gardens aims to improve the War Memorial and surrounding gardens…

Call to action by Friends of Langholm War Memorial

13th June 2024 | Community Lifestyle

Our community has been renowned for being a vibrant and close-knit one, and now we have an opportunity to make it even better. The Friends of Langholm War Memorial and Gardens aims to improve the War Memorial and surrounding gardens…

Langholm's Front Three all smiles at Hawick's Big Day

13th June 2024 | Arts and Entertainment Common Riding News

Once more, a large number of Langholm Common Riding enthusiasts made the trip to Hawick last weekend to either follow Cornet RyanNichol on horseback or to support him on terra firma.As can be seen in the photograph, Langholm’s Front Three…

6th June 2024

South of Scotland to host European Lunar Symposium

World-wide guest list will celebrate our connection to the moon…

6th June 2024

Castleholm meeting sees positive public reaction

Upkeep and financial sustainabilty are the main concerns but everyone…

30th May 2024

LCC make it two wins on the bounce v Wigton

Tony Steele produced his most devastating spell for Langholm Langholm…

30th May 2024

Farmstrong Scotland to hold wellbeing events

Peer-to-peer support offered to farming community Mixing business and pleasure…

30th May 2024

Remembering John Main and the Normandy Campaign

A war-time article with family connections to the E&L By…

30th May 2024

Wondrous woven magic of Tarras Valley textile creation

Tweed, embroidery and felt make up this fabric gift Emma…

30th May 2024

All talk and very little action at the Murtholm

Agencies involved with the development are considering including private housing…

23rd May 2024

Like ducks to Ullswater...S3 have a ball!

Thanks to the generosity of local charity, The Stevenson Trust,…

23rd May 2024

Local feathers ruffled by Scotsman article

Comments made refuted by the people and organisations trying to…

16th May 2024

52 bowlers remember Robert

Langholm New BC held their inaugural Open Singles Competition on…

16th May 2024

Kerry’s adoreable Alpaca pals

The Alpaca Experience will give the public the chance to…

16th May 2024

Castleholm tally nears the 750 mark

Fine weather last Friday marked the start of Langholm’s Common…

E&L Holidays Christmas 2023

Bailey comes first in six-way race for Cornet

16th May 2024 | E&L Life News

Big turn out of voters to elect 2024’s main man Fair stood the wind last Friday for a large vote for this year’s Cornet …and that is what we got!1,180 people put their cross on the voting slips – only…

Youth Rugby

9th May 2024 | Rugby Sport

Awards Night for Milntown’s juniors By Caroline Jardine | All photos by Nichola Paul Langholm Youth Rugby recently held their annual awards ceremony which was attended by over 100 people. The day started with Niall Cubbon saying a few words…

Castleholm opportunity

9th May 2024 | Community News

Community support crucial to securing transfer By Mairi Telford Jammeh Another exciting transfer of land in Langholm is likely to take place this Summer. Buccleuch and a new organisation to be known as the Castleholm Community Trust (CCT) today announced…

Six men in the running for Langholm Cornet

9th May 2024 | Common Riding Community News

Common Riding’s future is secure with so manyyoung men willing to put their name forward For the first time since 1964, six worthy candidates have put their names forward for the election of Cornet.Ewan Patterson and Lloyd Johnstone stand for…

Are potatoes losing their popularity?

2nd May 2024 | Farming and Environment News

That’s the surprising finding of a new report by researchers at SRUC which has highlighted a 71 per cent reduction in the demand for fresh potatoes in the UK since the 1970s, with consumers switching to alternatives such as rice…

Langholm Rugby Sevens 2024

2nd May 2024 | Rugby Sport

Sunny Day brings the crowds to Milntown Langholm Rugby Club hosted the annual Langholm Sevens at Milntown on Saturday in near perfect weather conditions. The tournament, sponsored once again by James Jones and Sons Ltd drew a large crowd who…

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