Johnnie Armstrong's Grave, Teviothead
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Description: Johnnie Armstrong of Gilnockie was an infamous reiver who was a thorn in the side of the Scottish King James V. No matter what the King did, Armstrong went his own way and did his own thing, giving fealty to none. In 1530, the King decided that the time had come to end this challenge to his authority, so having gathered an army of 10,000, he set off for the Borderlands. Armstrong, realising that the time had come, submitted to the young King, but instead of being given a severe reprimand, Armstrong was hanged on the spot and buried there.
Ownership: On private land.
Situation – OS ref: NT 404051
How to get there:
By car: On the A7 at Teviothead, 8 miles south of Hawick.
By public transport: Regular bus services from Hawick to Langholm and Carlisle along the A7.
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