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Mangerton was a Tower House and important power base for the Armstrongs at a time when the entire Scottish Borders region was lawless. There is a record of one Alexander Armstrong at the Tower in 1378 followed by Armstrong family ownership through to 1629 when the property was transferred to Francis Scott, Thereafter, the Tower appears to have gone into decline.

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.



Clan Armstrong Crest.

This afternoon, I am posting information on key sites to be visited in context of a one day Clan Armstrong themed tour, in the region of Langholm and Newcastleton in the Scottish Borders region. Driving time from Edinburgh is about two hours, allowing for one stop en-route.

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