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Heritage: Our 2030 vision
A wide range of visitors and local residents of all ages will be more aware of the rich history and heritage of Langholm and the surrounding area.
The history and heritage of Langholm is a significant local asset and one which has not been developed to its full potential. It is a key part of what makes Langholm an attractive place for people to stay and visit.
In order to achieve real change and progress we need to establish a hub for genealogy/heritage in the town to promote the very rich heritage and history we have to locals and visitors alike. We also need to better develop our marketing and promotion of the history and heritage of the area to residents and visitors.
To help us to do this we need to work with a range of other key players such as the Clan Armstrong Centre, The Langholm Library and Archive, Langholmarchive.com, welcome to Langholm Visitor Centre, Hawick Reivers Festival, and Visit Scotland.
Heritage: By 2022
Ensure that there is alignment and close liaison with other Heritage initiatives in the area.
- Develop partnership links with other organisations such as: Gilnockie Tower, Hawick Reiving Festival and local archive groups.
- Work together on joint projects in order to promote Heritage in the region. Develop a Langholm Heritage Hub/Centre.
- Create a short-term display area in the redundant spaces of a town centre shop to highlight the town’s key heritage topics.
- Create a series of accompanied and unaccompanied walks and heritage tours of Langholm and the surrounding area which visitors would find informative, entertaining and fun.
- Undertake a study in order to determine what is required to develop a permanent Heritage Hub/Centre in Langholm and implement findings.
- In collaboration with the Tourism group develop and implement a marketing strategy for the Heritage Hub/Centre.
- Explore the development of, and funding for, an interactive screen system which will be loaded with the main features of our heritage. This could be hosted in the ‘Heritage Centre’ or ‘Hub’. Celebrate the 400th anniversary of the town’s Charter.
- Develop plans and put in place a range of events to celebrate and highlight Langholm through the ages
Heritage: By 2025
Establish a Heritage Hub/Centre.
- Ensure that the Hub/Centre is up and running.
- Provide facility for a full genealogy service for visitors interested in family/clan roots.
- Put in place attractive learning tools for children, which enables them to learn more about the local Heritage
Heritage: By 2030
We will have significantly increased opportunities for local residents and visitors to find out and learn about all aspects of local heritage.
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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.
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.