Langholm Moor Community Buy-Out

Image used with kind permission of Laurie Campbell

Langholm Moor is a special place, and we would like to investigate what it could be used for. 

In response to an announcement by Buccleuch Estates in May 2019 that it wished to sell a parcel of land described as Langholm Moor, the Langholm Initiative formed a working group of six to identify potential opportunities for a community buy-out of all or part of the land. 

The working group reports to the Langholm Initiative Board of Trustees and since June has garnered significant backing from the community and letters of support from a range of politicians, government agencies, environmental organisations, charities and individuals. 

The total area of land for sale comprises 25,000 acres of primarily open moorland between the towns of Langholm in Dumfries and Galloway and Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders. 

Around 60% of the area is recognised as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) due to its rich moorland habitat. The same area is also a Special Protected Area (SPA) for the nationally endangered hen harrier. 

The working group hope to investigate a range of possible uses for the land, including a potential nature reserve.

Image used with kind permission of Laurie Campbell

Image used with kind permission of Laurie Campbell

Image used with kind permission of Laurie Campbell

Help us get there

We need your support!

We are crowdfunding towards our feasibility study for Langholm Moor. 

If you believe in the project and would like to help, please consider donating towards our goal. Your donation will make a difference and help to pave the way in land reform for south Scotland.

Read all about it

Kevin Cumming, project manager at Langholm Initiative, produced a proposal for what the land may be used for.

Click below to read it. 

Get in touch

Kevin Cumming, Project Manager

013873 80914

Buccleuch Mill

Glenesk Road
Langholm

DG13 0ES

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