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Here's our 'Unofficial Guide' to the town.


Important:  Please Note: In this guide we've given international telephone numbers. UK callers should substitute '0' for '+44'


The Buck HotelFull Board+44 1 3873 80400
The Crown HotelFull Board+44 1 3873 80247
The Eskdale HotelFull Board+44 1 3873 80357
The Reiver's RestBed and Breakfast+44 1 3873 81343

Guest Houses
Border Guest HouseBed and Breakfast+44 1 3873 80376
Th' Auld Acquaintance+44 1 3873 81252
The Buck Hotel+44 1 3873 80400
The Crown Hotel+44 1 3873 80247
The Eskdale Hotel+44 1 3873 80357
The Reiver's Rest+44 1 3873 81343

The Corner Cafe (Pelosi's)+44 1 3873 81256
Whitshiels Cafe & Caravan Park+44 1 3873 80494

Camping and Caravanning
Ewes Water Camping & Caravan Park+44 1 3873 80386
Whitshiels Cafe & Caravan Park+44 1 3873 80494

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* Facilities for the Disabled

Disabled parking is available in front of the town hall (2 bays). Disabled toilet with attendant is available at the Kilngreen. Outwith opening hours 'RADAR' keys may be used for access.

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Information about Clubs, Societies and Organisations

'The Oldest Rugby Club in the Borders'
Langholm Rugby Football Club
President: W. Barrow
Vice President:
Secretary: J. Dunn
Treasurer: J. Balmer

Founded in 1871, Langholm is the oldest Rugby Club in the Scottish Borders and is now in its 128th year. The 1st XV play in the 2nd Division, National League and in the Border League. The team boasts a proud record, including a record year, 1959, when it was unbeaten. Last season ended with some encouraging performances, so visitors can be assured of a spirited game. Langholm Colts (under 18s) came runners up in the 1996 Scottish Championships. The pitch at Milntown was equipped with floodlights in 1995, and Friday night games are now a feature of the Border League fixtures.

The Langholm Cricket Club
Secretary: C. Turk

The Langholm Golf Club
Secretary: B. Wilson

Old Town Bowling Club
Secretary: R. Grieve

New Town Bowling Club

Langholm Probus Club
Secretary: W. Friell

The Probus Club is for retired professional and business people and meets every Wednesday at 1030 in the Eskdale Hotel.

Langholm Pipe Band
Pipe Major: Andrew Johnstone (aj@ritchie.softnet.co.uk)

The origins of the band are lost in the mists of time. Some band historians are of the opinion that the band is the oldest civilian band in Scotland, being formed around 1874. Although there were certainly pipers in the town at this time, playing at various functions, it is thought that the band first officially formed and organised under a constitution around 1919, with soldiers returning from the great War. The band has never achieved any great acclaim nationally, but has always been held in high esteem throughout the Scottish Borders. At present the playing strength is around 16 pipers and 10 drummers and the band plays at most of the major festivals in the locality, including the Langholm Common Riding. The band welcomes and supports new members. They take pride in the fact that they have a disproportionately large number of female musicians.

250 years old Lodge Eskdale Kilwinning No. 107
Right Worshipful Master: Ian Lindsley
Secretary: D. Yarrow, 3 Arkinholm Terrace, Langholm

Eskdale Kilwinning is one of the oldest Masonic Lodges in the Borders, and its activities can be traced back for more than 250 years. The Lodge extends a warm welcome to visiting Brethren on the first and third Thursdays each month of the season (September to April).

'The Club' The Royal British Legion Scotland (Langholm Branch)

The War Memorial, situated in Buccleuch Park, won the 'Champion of Champions' Award in 1995. The 'Legion' is also a thriving club, and holds regular Saturday Night dances throughout the year.

Clan Armstrong Museum
Lodge Walk, Langholm

Situated in the former Anglican Church, this museum is the focus for Armstrongs all over the world. Admission is £1.00 and the Museum is open from Monday - Saturday, between 1330 and 1630, from Easter until September.

Langholm Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society
Secretary: Marion Pool, 80 Henry Street, Langholm DG13 OAS. (+44 1 3873 80370)

The operetta production which is staged each March (2007 Musical: "Annie Get Your Gun.") is an eagerly awaited event in Langholm's musical calendar. The most famous of LAODS former members is Gregor Fisher, who is known the world over as 'Rab C. Nesbitt'!

Langholm Library

Situated in the Town Hall, Langholm Library was started by Thomas Telford and many artefacts of his are in the rooms. The Library is manned by volunteers and opening hours can be obtained from the Tourist Office. Many people tracing their family roots visit the library.

The Langholm Library is not to be confused with the Dumfries and Galloway Council Library run by the local authority.

Local Radio Amateurs

Bill GM1GES, Bruce GM4BDJ (BruceMcCartney) and Robin GM6LJE, are all active and may be found on packet radio @ GB7BMR mailbox. The local 2m FM repeater, GB3AS, is on R0 and the 70cm repeater GB3CA on RB13.

This directory has been compiled by volunteers. We have made every effort to ensure that it is accurate, but can accept no responsibility for any errors that may have occurred in its preparation.

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