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Lanholm and River Esk, Scottish Borders.

This evening, I am focusing on Langholm in the Scottish Borders region, about seventy-eight miles south of Edinburgh.

This town (population of about 2500) has an interesting history most prominent aspect of which is involvement with the Border Reivers era and Clan Armstrong in particular. Today the town is closely associated with Clan Armstrong which in turn is identified with nearby Gilnockie Tower. A summary of history and related facts:

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Steeple Hall and Tower.This building, which looks like a church from the outside, was originally designed for use as a meat market and school. It has a Bronze copy of the wooden statue of legendary piper Habbie Simpson on the Tower.

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Inveraray, Argyll, Scotland

This evening, I am posting information on the town of Inveraray (population 650) in S.W. Scotland, about sixty-five miles N.W.of Glasgow.

Although an interesting destination in its own right, Inveraray provides a good stopping point in trips to/from Oban, Campeltown and Kennacraig ferry terminal (Islay).

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