Langholm Archive Group Web resource

High Street

The Langholm Archive Group tries to put as much of their work on the web as possible. By doing this, we hope to make our work available to Langholmites at home and exiles and interested researchers all over the world.

Currently we are compiling an index to the Eskdale and Liddesdale Advertiser. This index is completely searchable online and currently extends from the first edition in 1848 to 1900. You can search for individual names, births, deaths and marriages, for any particular period of time or for references to articles about local events and for local advertisements.

If you find something of interest, full sets of original copies of the newspaper are held in The Langholm Library in the Town Hall in Langholm and the Offices of the Eskdale and Liddesdale Advertiser in the High Street where the original articles may be read.

We have recently been given a collection of parish magazines of Langholm Old Church from 1960 to 1973. We are scanning and optical character reading these. As they become available they will be put on the web.

Charles Carruthers

One of the driving forces in the creation of the Langholm Archive Group was the need to preserve the large collection of photographs and information collected by the late George Irving. These photographs have now been scanned in and the information recorded. The results of this work are now available on the web. Many other local people with collections of photographs have also made them available to the Archive Group and as time goes on, these have been added to the online collection. The photographs may be searched by date, subject matter, category and individual names.

There is an extremely interesting and informative assortment of interesting items to be found on our resources page. This are well worth browsing if you have a moment to spare.

The links above will take you to our various resources. Happy hunting.

Note: The Archive Group is not a family history society and does not hold any other records than those you can find on this website. Family history researchers might find it useful to visit the Dumfries and Galloway Family History Society's pages at A local family history reseracher, Pre-You can be found at

The Archive Group may be contacted at


If you would like to offer a small donation to help the work of the group, please feel free to do so. We constantly need money for rent, electricity, paper, new equipment and so forth. Cheques can be made out to Langholm Archive Group and sent to Langholm Archive Group, Wauchope Cottage, Langholm, DG13 0AY.