A shared vision for langholm
The Langholm Alliance is an umbrella community organisation approved by Scottish ministers to oversee the economic regeneration of our town by 2030.
Located in the Borders of Scotland, on one of the main routes linking the north of England to Edinburgh (A7), Langholm is an historic burgh of Dumfries and Galloway. Just a short drive from Carlisle and the M74 motorway which connects with the M6, Langholm is ideally located to attract visitors and inward investment from both the north and south of the UK.
The Muckle Toon, as it is known locally, is surrounded by stunning countryside, rolling hills, rivers and forests and is home to some of Scotland’s best-loved wildlife including red squirrels and hen harriers. The wider community also has a rich history and heritage, as the birthplace of engineer Thomas Telford and poet Hugh MacDiarmid, the adopted home of the first man on the moon Neil Armstrong, and the beating heart of Scotland’s textiles industry for centuries.
The Community Action Plan
We’re excited to be sharing our town’s vision for 2030. Developed by the Langholm community, this is the culmination of two years’ research and local consultation led by The Langholm Alliance Steering Group and taking into consideration the priorities of the population. This is a unique and rare opportunity to create an ambitious, long-term plan for a town that is well placed to lead the way for small town regeneration in Scotland, with support from the Scottish Government, South of Scotland Enterprise, Dumfries and Galloway Council and other key partners.
Sectors The Plan Covers
Infrastructure and Energy
The retention and sustainable development of the key areas of infrastructure that will support the delivery of the plan, including transport links, public services and sustainable energy use.
Gaining strategic support, attracting inward investment and developing lucrative projects.
Marketing and promotion, plus ensuring Langholm is ‘open for business’ and developing a single voice for the local visitor offering.
Sports, Leisure and Outdoor Activities
Developing outdoor activity and adventure holiday opportunities, supporting and improving access to existing sports and leisure facilities and activities.
Arts and Culture
Creative place-making, investment and infrastructure, with the requisite communication and marketing, plus encouraging co-ordination, networking and partnership working and education.
Development of a hub (space or service) for heritage and genealogy, improving understanding of our history and providing the necessary promotion and marketing.
Health and Social Care
The protection and development of health and social care services, together with the development of community-run health and social care activities and services.
Children and Young People
Youth involvement in decision-making and an increase in youth-led activities; employment and training.
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It's Getting Hot Down Here
The success of Langholm Chilli Club surprised even its founders when it took the town by storm four short years ago.
Brewing Up a Storm!
In a year of commemorations, one of the proudest in the community was the 150th anniversary of the founding of Langholm Rugby Football Club.
Producing the Goods
A monthly celebration of our finest local produce has returned to the Market Place in the heart of the town.
Celebrating 400 Years of History
On September 19th this year, Langholm marked the 400th anniversary of the signing of a charter which established the town as a burgh.
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