Kershopefoot site of the Truce Days. That was the 10th anniversary of Neil Armstrong's moon landing, the event that inspired Ted Armstrong to revive the clan and form the Association. Appropriately, the occasion was marked by a personal gift from Neil Armstrong himself - a surprise memento of his moon walk.
36 years later the Gatherings are still going, stronger than ever. The 2015 Gathering was held in July at Lockerbie, Scotland and was a great success. Gilnockie Tower was opened especially for the occasion, and Neil Armstrong's surprise gift was on display. Our original members are not as young as they were back in 1969, and one of our most hard-working and active members was organising this Gathering when, sadly, he passed away earlier in the year. Fortunately, the baton wasn't dropped and several volunteers came forward to keep the Association moving forward.
The Association's next Gathering will be in the Scottish Borders from 14th to the 16th July 2017. Meanwhile, members can read about Gatherings past and present in Armstrong News issue 81 and join our discussion forum for an online-Gathering.