Our mission is to provide recreational facilities
and activities for young people in Eskdale

Xcel Youth Club

The Youth Club in Langholm has been running for a long time, dating back to at the 1970s. It is open to young people in P4-7 and takes place at Xcel Youth Centre. Youth Club will run from 6.00 - 8.00pm on a Monday night during term-time (p4-p5 6pm-7pm and p6-p7 7pm-8pm). The cost of youth club is £1 per night with a £2 yearly membership fee.

Since November 2022 we also run a Tuesday night youth club at Canonbie Village Hall. This is for p4-p7 and run 6.30-7.30pm.

It plays an important part in the life of the young people that attend. It gives the young people a chance to spend time with their friends away from school in an environment that is safe and fun. They can take part in a variety of activities including arts and crafts, video games, pool, sports activities and competitions. It is a great way to introduce them to the Xcel Project and for us to get to know the young people.

We have a number of outside organisations visiting the young people at the Youth Club, these might be sports clubs offering come and try sessions or talks on different topics.

2023 Dates

Langholm -

January - 16th, 23rd and 30th
February - 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th
March - 6th, 13th, 20th and 27th


January - 17th, 24th and 31st
February - 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th
March - 7th, 14th, 21st and 28th


Our activities form the basis of everything we do. We offer opportunities for young people of all ages to engage with the project, have fun, learn and develop themselves. We are always looking at new ideas for projects and activities.


Leadership is an important part of the Xcel Project. The majority of our volunteers are under the age of 25 and we also want to give young people who have engaged in the project previously the chance to stay involved.


We want to challenge young people to look at what they are going to do when they leave school or exit further education. We will encourage them to think about their future and provide them with the information and skills they need.