Langholm Flagged up as Scotland’s best ‘Market Town’

THE CHOICE of Langholm as Scotland’s ‘best market town to live and work’ has been welcomed by the local constituency MP and MSP.

As part of a study to be published today (Thursday), Royal Mail drew up a list of what were considered the best market towns to live and work in across the UK.

It concluded that Egremont in Cumbria was best in England, Langholm in Scotland, Denbigh in Wales and Carrickfergus in Northern Ireland.

The findings were based on average earnings, house prices, access to services, crime figures, skill level of the local population and unemployment figures.

Dumfriesshire Clydesdale and Tweeddale MP David Mundell welcomed the news that Langholm had been highlighted in the study.

He said: “While Langholm may have had bad economic news in recent times I think most local people would agree that the town has a wonderful community spirit and is set in a beautiful part of the world.”
Meanwhile, Dumfriesshire constituency MSP Oliver Mundell added: “Langholm’s selection is well deserved. It is quite simply a really nice environment to live and work.
“It can sometimes be tempting to focus purely on negative news but the Muckle Toon has many positives and we must build on them to shape a hopefully prosperous future.”

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