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Wednesday
Jul222009

Moon Landing - by a Scot who boldly went

Moon Landing TartanIt’s said that there are at least ten times as many Scots living beyond our shores than on our wee island itself. We’ve spread far and wide, and done some pretty cool stuff along the way… Wherever you turn, you’ll find our mark on history, whether it’s writing the US Constitution, setting up the Bank of England, or inventing television.

But this seems a good time to remember One Small Step that was also taken by a Scot, one Neil Armstrong, as he stepped down from Apollo 11. Indeed in 1972, Neil Armstrong was made a freeman of Langholm in the Scottish borders, the tradition seat of Clan Armstrong - and he is now considered the town’s greatest son.

So what better way to mark this 40th anniversary of that great day than to design a tartan in honour of NASA’s incredible achievement. Based on the Armstrong sett, the Moon Landing tartan uses the colours of space, the blue earth, and the distant glow of the moon.

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