Langholm in Dumfriesshire (The Muckle Toon) Is a town of over 2500 inhabitants, situated 19 miles north of Carlisle on the main A7 between Carlisle and Edinburgh.
Nestling amidst some of the finest scenery in South Scotland, Langholm and the surrounding communities of Canonbie and Eskdalemuir provide a Natural Base to live, work and visit.
The Langholm area offers everyone a rich and varied experience.
Where else can you visit a genuine Tibetan Monastery and magnificent temple before strolling along a beautiful borders riverside then follow the trail of such famous people as Neil Armstrong, first man on the moon, Thomas Telford, the renowned engineer, and Hugh McDiarmid, the controversial poet.
Please browse our website. In Places to Stay, visitors will find a range of great accommodation in the Langholm area to suit all budgets. There are plenty of Places to Visit and Things to Do, including our Prehistoric and Moorland trails and the waymarked Langholm Walks, so why not make the Langholm area your base and take in the Dumfriesshire sights?
There is a wealth of information available for folk who have sadly been made redundant. Please select the link below for further information or call the Langholm Initiative on 80914 who will be able to advise on where to go next.
For further information on what the PACE (Partnership Action for Continuing Employment) team do, please click here.
Check out what the Initiative have been up to and read our newsletter.
The Langholm Initiative commissioned a study to identify what our local community wants to see happen over the next couple of decades. The study was carried out by the CADISPA Trust (Conservation and Development in Sparsely Populated Areas).
To read or download the CADISPA report please click here
South of Scotland
Business Competitiveness Project
For help and free advise on how to develop your business, please follow this link for contact details.
Thomas Telford - Eskdale's Famous Son
August 2007 saw the 250th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Telford, the famous civil engineer, born in Glendinning a few miles to the north of Langholm. A group from Langholm and Westerkirk planned suitable celebrations to mark the occasion.
For more details visit our section on Thomas Telford.
South of Scotland's Premier New Theatre
For 50 years, the Buccleuch Hall had been the centre of the artistic and community activity in the Langholm area. The new Buccleuch Centre has been fully refurbished and re-opened in February 2007 as the premier multi-purpose theatre for music, arts, social events and training in the south of Scotland
The Buccleuch Centre features:
• Tiered theatre seating and a year-round programme of music and arts.
• A cafe/bar in the theatre foyer.
• An exhibition area adjacent to the theatre.
• New catering and function facilities.