Also known as ‘The Muckle Toon’, Langholm has a relatively small population of around 2,200 residents. It is the home of both the oldest surviving brass band and the oldest penny newspaper in Scotland.
Exploring the themes of Ownership and Voice, Jim and Sian are collaborating with Xcel Youth Trust.
Current Place Hub
The Xcel Youth Trust work with 300-400 young people, aged 8 -24, across the community of Eskdale.
Their work is based on three core themes – Activity, Employability and Leadership. These underpin all projects and services including holiday programmes, youth club, youth cafe, drop-in nights and collaborative projects with local schools.
Xcel started as a youth project run by Langholm Community Centre in 2005. They have grown in scale and reputation since then, and became an independent charity in 2012.
Previous Place Hub
OutPost Arts believe that rural arts can be ambitious, contemporary, and diverse, and that by engaging the community it can also be a powerful force for change.
They have three key aims: to positively affect education, health and well-being, and community development/regeneration via creative activities and artistic expression.
Outpost Arts was founded in 2018 by a small group of enthusiastic, creative-minded individuals with a keen interest in building a sustainable focal point for art-related activity in Langholm.