Clan Armstrong is an armigerous clan whose origins lie in Cumberland, south of the frontier between Scotland and England which was officially established in 1237.
The Clan is currently represented globally by the official Clan Armstrong Trust in the Scottish border region. The President of the Armstrong Clan Trust is Micheil Armstrong of Mungbyhurst CA,FCI,FSA SCOT, KLJ. The Clan Trust has a museum in Langholm, Dumfriesshire, which holds the biggest archive of Armstrong history in the world. Clan meetings take place each summer with a formal gathering every second year.
... In 1972, astronaut Neil Armstrong, a descendant of the clan, was welcomed to the town, and made the first freeman of the burgh ... is not only that this is the land of Johnnie Armstrong, rather that my pleasure is in knowing that this is my home town and in the genuine feeling that I have among these hills among these people.” The BBC ... Langholm is the traditional seat of Clan Armstrong, which is currently represented globally by the official Clan Armstrong Trust ...
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“rather then men shall say we were hanged,
Let them report how we were slaine.”
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—Anthony Trollope (18151882)