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Rich in Tradition

Langholm's traditions are represented throughout the year in various waysThe Langholm Common Riding takes place on the last Friday of July each year and continues the tradition of riding the marches.  There is great activity in the town for the preceeding two weeks culminating in the celebrations on the streets of the town on the Friday and on the Castleholm, where amongst other events horse racing can be enjoyed.

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Hugh MacDiarmid

Hugh MacDiarmid is the pen name of one of the most famous Scottish poets, renowned for his work both in English and in the Scottish language.  He was born in Langholm on 11 August 1892, Christopher Murray Grieve.  He was brought up in the town where his father was a postman.  Although he moved away from home in his teens he was buried in the graveyard in Langholm.

Local Artists include:

Daniel Lacey Fine Furniture

Julie Dumbarton Artist

 



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