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JOHNNIE ARMSTRONG'S MEMORIAL AT TEVIOTHEAD AND HIS FORT AT GILNOCKIE

JOHNNIE ARMSTRONG'S MEMORIAL AT TEVIOTHEAD AND HIS FORT AT GILNOCKIE

At Teviothead (bottom), nine miles from Hawick, a memorial stone was set up in 1897 in the churchyard to preserve the romantic memory of Johnnie Armstrong, the reaver and freebooter. It was from his stronghold at Gilnockie, or Hollows, Tower (top), near Dumfries, that he rode out on that fatal day in 1528 to make his submission to James V of Scotland, who was engaged in putting down the lawlessness of the Border. Armstrong claimed never to have hurt a Scot, but Janres hanged him and his men just the same.

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