Langholm Archive Centre

Langholm Archive Group's premises in 93 High Street, (on the right, opposite the petrol filling station as you enter from Carlisle) were officially opened on Saturday 30 October 2004. The Group is indebted to local trusts and individuals without whose support the premises would not have been obtained. Archive Centre At present the Group is involved in cataloguing the local newspaper, the "Eskdale and Liddesdale Advertiser" - its first issue was in 1848, and members meet to index regularly in the Centre's premises. The index is currently up to 1896

The Group also have been donated several collections of photographs and paperwork at present they are being scanned, sorted and catalogued — this is a mammoth task. So far, about 5000 photographs from these collections have been scanned, and they have regularly featured in displays in Langholm.

Should you be in Langholm, and notice the sign "Langholm Archive Centre", please call in if the Centre is open. The volunteers have a wealth of local knowledge, and if they don't know the answer, then they may be able to point you in the right direction.

The Archive Centre does have some local memorial inscription booklets for sale and our "Langholm Through the Ages" booklet is a must to researchers who wish a concise record of the town and surrounding area. We also have available for sale three DVDs of photographs from our collections.

However, Family History enquiries about births, deaths and marriages etc are better directed to the Borders Family History Society or Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society, both of whom have a wealth of information and are geared up to answering your query. A local researcher is Graham Maxwell

Langholm Archive Group can be contacted by email at