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Gilnockie Tower, Canonbie, Scottish Borders

Gilnockie Tower, Canonbie, Scottish Borders.

This afternoon, I am focusing on Gilnockie Tower in the Scottish Borders region. This is the only survivor from around 60-80 stone or wooden towers of similar design in the region of Eskdale, Ewesdale and Liddesdale. The Tower dates from the 16th century and is situated on the west bank of the River Esk. The Tower is privately owned but is cared for by Armstrong Clan Association due to the historic connections with that Clan.

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High Street, Langholm, Scottish Borders.

High Street, Langholm, Scottish Borders.

This evening, I am focusing on Langholm in the Scottish Borders. Location is approximately 25 miles drive from Carlisle, in Dumfries & Galloway.

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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Clan Armstrong Motto at Gilnockie Tower, Scotland. (Latin term translates as “I remain unvanquished”.)

This morning, I collected tour guest from Edinburgh, Scotland at 0830 and embarked on a trip to the Scottish Borders as follows:

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