Doyen of Langholm, Billy Young, favoured the Probus with an entertaining and informative discourse on Langholm. After a career in biochemistry Billy now owns the local paper shop. He was Cornet in 1984 and is now an integral part of local activity.
Langholm is a Burgh by Barony with the right of pit and gallows. It is often called The Muckle Toon as at one time it was the largest textile manufacturing town in the Borders. Its sole freeman is the late astronaut, Neil Armstrong. Public speaking was his forte and he was Chief Guest at Hawick Common Riding in 2006. This was a superb promotion for Langholm. The vote of thanks was given by Brian McLeod.
At the recent AGM the following officials were appointed for 2013-14 – President: David Davidson;
vice-president: Billy McWatters; secretary: Rev. Stanley Britton; treasurer: Robert Scott; hon auditor: Eric Grierson; press secretary: Tony Wilson; committee: office bearers, IPP Richard Nicol, Elliot Broatch, Giles Passmore, Les Short, VP Billy McWatters.