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By Ben Murray
Annan and Eskdale
Langholm signs work underway, confirms MP
SIGNS AGENDA . . . discussing progress, left to right: Councillor Denis Male, local MP David Mundell, Langholm tourism officer Sharon Tolson and consultant Anthony Lane

SIGNAGE that will point the way to Langholm from the south is planned and underway, according to a local MP.

Dumfriesshire MP David Mundell was visited by the UK Department of Transport and briefed on the progress of the plan which has been desperately requested by Langholm residents.

In an update letter received from senior officials, it confirms that National Highways has finalised the design of new signage to Langholm which will go on the roundabout at M6 Junction 44.

At the same time, Cumberland Council, who are responsible for signage on the A7 in Cumbria, is planning to modify two existing signs on the A7 to include signing for Langholm.

David Mundell has been supporting the campaign spearheaded by Langholm Alliance tourism officer Sharon Tolson for some time, and has recently organised a meeting with the UK Roads and Local Transport Minister Guy Opperman. The meeting was held at Harker near junction 44, north of Carlisle, and was also attended by Alliance chairman and local councillor Denis Male, Canonbie-based civil engineering consultant Anthony Lane and senior Cumberland Council official Karl Melville.

David this week said: “This is a real breakthrough as the signs issue has been a concern in Langholm for many years. I’m looking forward to seeing them in place.

“Then, I know, Sharon, Denis and the rest of the Alliance team will be focusing on improved signage north of the border. This is something I know my son Oliver, as constituency MSP, is raising with the Scottish Government.”

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