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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.


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Our AGM is coming up

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Responsible Tourism Launch

Members of the Tourism Group attended the South of Scotland Destination Alliance 2024 Conference in Dumfries today, where the SSDA launched their 10 year responsible tourism strategy. They joined various…

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Wilderness Groups event

Members of the Tourism Group travelled to Dumfries to meet with Wilderness Group who were here for a travel trade visit to the South of Scotland. They have been enchanted…

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Careers Fair

We joined forces with Langholm and Canonbie Schools Cluster this afternoon as part of the careers fayre along with many other local businesses offering information and advice, hoping we can…

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Langholm Finally on the MAP

After 18 months lobbying transport authorities, MSP’s, MP’s and local councillors about lack of awareness of Langholm on the historic tourist route from Carlisle north to the Border, the Muckle…

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Show Time

The team had a super day from start to finish at Langholm Show . We came first in the best small trade stand. Thanks to all that came to see…

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Community Consultation

This week, we sent out an open invitation to the community to drop in and see us for a chat about the activity within the Community Action Plan. The Plan…

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Wattie'S Arch update

Great start to the afternoon with the young people from the Rural Skills Department at Langholm and Canonbie Schools Cluster installing the painted slates which were donated by the community…

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Filming for Youtube channel

We were recently approached by You Tube blogger Jonathan Wheeler who’s business is Travel Obscurer, the You Tube channel that informs and inspires. The channel showcases unique and interesting places…

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Community Space Spruced Up

With the support of The Arthur Bell Trust and residents of Smiths Court, The Langholm Alliance have transferred a popular thoroughfare in the town centre. Wattie’s Arch was once a…

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