1. ITV Report

Langholm local newspaper to survive following new funding

Eskdale & Liddlesdale Newspaper has been in print for 170 years Photo: ITV Border

A Langholm-based newspaper will stay in print despite fears of it closing down at the end of this year.

The Eskdale and Liddlesdale Advertiser, which covers the south of Scotland, is set to be sold to a community interest company.

The would-be director of the company, David Stevenson, says plans are still being made to keep the newspaper afloat:

Cumbrian Newspapers have been very supportive of our interest and have agreed to continue publication while we raise the funds for this venture and consult the people of Eskdale and Liddesdale on the future format of their community newspaper.

– David Stevenson, Langholm businessman

The newspaper will remain available in print and online until April 2017 while the sale is being concluded.