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Ettleton Cemetery is located near Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders region.This burial-place is of importance to persons wishing to connect with the Border Reivers era and Clan Armstrong in particular. The ancestors of Moonwalker, Neil Armstrong have been traced to nearby Langholm.

Gilnockie Tower in the Scottish Borders region 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 known as the Clan Armstrong Centre.

Today, we embarked on a twelve-hour, Glasgow-Langholm-Glasgow tour with emphasis on Clan Armstrong in the Langholm region of the Scottish Borders. Sites covered included Rowanburn, Gilnockie Tower, Langholm Castle, Tourneyholm, Ettleton Cemetery, Milnholm Cross, Mangerton Tower and Carlenrig.