Langholm Initiative

The Langholm Initiative would like to pursue a community buy out of all or part of Langholm Moor.

Langholm Moor holds significant cultural heritage to the town of Langholm and is one of the sites of its historic Common Riding. The Common Riding also provides a huge economic boost for the area with hotels and accommodation providers at full capacity.

The Moor also has significant natural heritage and is a designated Site of Special Scientific Importance (SSSI) for its upland habitat and Special Protection Area (SPA) for the endangered hen harrier.

We feel that community ownership of all or part of the Buccleuch Estate Consultation Area could provide significant social, environmental and economic benefits to the area.

The Langholm Initiative wish to undertake a feasibility study investigating the possibility of a number of uses for the land under community ownership. This would include but not be limited to the development of a nature reserve and outdoor tourism, commercial forestry, agriculture, amenity access, small scale renewable energy and the development of small business opportunities.


Buccleuch Mill
Glenesk Street
DG13 0ES

013873 80914

Key contact: Margaret Pool



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