DGRI cyber attack leads to region-wide mailing

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…

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Scott’s memorial match one of biggest in country

20th June 2024 | Bowling Sport

59 play to commemorate popular young bowler Saturday saw the third year of the Open Pairs Competition held in memory of Scott Morrison. Due to some call offs at the start of the week we found ourselves with 59entries instead…

Missing Lynx project

20th June 2024 | Farming and Environment Newcastleton

Fierce opinions on whether or not to reintroduce lynx to our countryside Around 77 people took the opportunity to visit the Missing Lynx project exhibition when it was staged in Newcastleton Village Hall for several days last week as part…

Tomorrow's Textile talent

20th June 2024 | Lifestyle School

Creation Mill’s involvement helps introduction of National 5 Fashion and Textile Technology course at Langholm Academy Langholm Academy is the only school in Dumfries and Galloway to offer their students a Nat 5  qualification in Fashion and Textiles. A great achievement for the Town.   Founder and Creative Director, Emma Duncan, comments “It’s absolutely brilliant that Langholm Academy is now offering a Nat 5 in Fashion & Textiles Technology, our team’s hard work over the past few years of providing an after school club, holiday sessions and in school sessions as developed into a new interest in the industry amongstthe young people – I’d like to thank  funders including members of the Langholm Funder Forum in supporting our Youth work activities”.   In this academic school year there will be a group of S4 students taking the course with art teacher, Suzy Cooke. Suzy joined the school in 2023 with new ideas around art and textiles. Read more in this week’s E&L available at your Newsagent or available online by subscription. Click HERE

EDF presents revised plans for windfarm near Copshaw

20th June 2024 | E&L Life Newcastleton News

Revised plans for a major new windfarm to be sited in Newcastleton and Wauchope Forests were put on display in an exhibition in the village this week. The original proposal by EDF Renewables UK was for 80 turbines, but that…

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,…

13th June 2024

Call to action by Friends of Langholm War Memorial

Our community has been renowned for being a vibrant and…

13th June 2024

Call to action by Friends of Langholm War Memorial

Our community has been renowned for being a vibrant and…

13th June 2024

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

Once more, a large number of Langholm Common Riding enthusiasts…

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…

52 bowlers remember Robert

16th May 2024 | Bowling Sport

Langholm New BC held their inaugural Open Singles Competition on Saturday in memory of Past-President, Robert Grieve.An excellent entry of 52 came forward to play and it was a glorious sunny day.The winner was Ian Scott, who played consistently well…

Kerry’s adoreable Alpaca pals

16th May 2024 | Farming and Environment Newcastleton

The Alpaca Experience will give the public the chance to get up close and personal with the 25-strong herd From Legal Secretary in Newcastle to Alpaca breeder in Newcastleton might seem like a huge and quite unlikely career and indeed…

Castleholm tally nears the 750 mark

16th May 2024 | Community Lifestyle News

Fine weather last Friday marked the start of Langholm’s Common Riding activities and large numbers took advantage of a sunny evening to come out and sign the petition in support of the community taking ownership of the Castleholm.Roger Maxwell, chair…

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…

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…

Langholm Girls FC are toast of Melrose Awards

18th April 2024 | Community Girls Football News Sport

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…

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 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…

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