History of Scottish Clans – Armstrong

The Armstrong are a clan that has origins all over the Scottish Borders. The name is said to have derived when the servant of a Scottish king saved his master’s life by hoisting him on to his own horse by his one uninjured arm during a battle. The clan was then known as Armstrong and received gifts of land in Liddesdale. Liddesdale  borders Teviotdale to the east, Annandale to the west and Tweeddale to the north, with the English county of Cumberland across the border to the south.

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