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Langholm and the River Esk
Langholm is located in Dumfries and Galloway
Langholm shown within Dumfries and Galloway
Population 2,311 (2001)
Language English
Southern Scots
OS grid reference NY364847
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LANGHOLM
Postcode district DG13
Dialling code 013873
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
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Coordinates: 55°09′07″N 2°59′56″W / 55.152°N 2.999°W / 55.152; -2.999

Langholm /ˈlæŋəm/, also known colloquially as the "Muckle Toun", is a burgh in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, on the River Esk and the A7 road.

The town grew around the textile industry, but is now best known as the birthplace of Hugh MacDiarmid and Thomas Telford, and the ancestral home of Neil Armstrong. The population in 2001 was 2,311.

The town was an important centre for the Border Reivers.

A branch of the Carlisle to Hawick railway line to Langholm was completed in 1864, but closed 100 years later. The last regular passenger train was on 13 June 1964, although a special ran in March 1967 - complete with restaurant car; the freight service continued until September 1967. The X95/95 bus line runs through Langholm. The A7 road runs through the town.

Langholm Academy is a combined primary and secondary school.

In 1858 Langholm Cricket Club was founded. The club play their matches on the picturesque Castleholm Ground. They currently play their matches in the Border League, finishing mid table for the 2009 season. The 2010 season started against Gala at home on 24 April.

In 1871, Langholm RFC was founded, being the oldest Rugby club in the Borders. Langholm RFC play in Scottish National League Division 1 and in the Border League.