The Armstrong Clan Society


  Dedicated to the Armstrongs, Crosiers, Fairbairns, Grosiers, Nixons, etc and those interested in these surnames.

Ceud Mile Failte!  The Armstrong Clan Society offers you One Hundred Thousand Welcomes!


Events Where We May Host a Clan Tent

Our Publications


Selected Scottish Internet Resources

 Scottish Border Tour

Tour Historic Edinburgh

Kirkin of the Tartans National Cathedral, WDC 

The Reiver Trail on the Scottish Borders

Clan Armstrong Trust  and Border Gathering

Game Reports

       Atlanta, GA,           (Stone Mountain)

Alexandria, VA

Braemar Gathering, Scotland

Columbus, OH

      Charlotte, NC             (Loch Norman)

Marysville/Gatlinburg, TN 

Glasgow, KY 

Greenville, SC

North Alabama, Huntsville AL

             Pittsburgh,PA        Ligonier

MN Fair and Games  

Potomac Festival, VA

San Francisco, CA (Pleasanton CA)

A C S  Directory


The Armstrong Clan Society has been organized to:

 1) Seek friendship and unity among Armstrongs and associated families.

2)  Provide for the preservation of Armstrong artifacts unique to the family and to maintain a library.

 3) Serve as a genealogical and historical recorder of the membership,

 4) Provide  news, Armstrong history and genealogy via The Armstrong Chronicles,

 5) Establish geographic membership representation.


All Armstrongs, Croziers, Fairbairns, Groziers and Nixons, regardless of spelling, and their descendants, are eligible for full membership in The Society. All others interested in furthering the goals of The Society may become associate members. In the United States and Canada, dues are $25 per year, including two adults and all minor children. In all other countries dues are $35 per year, payable in US funds.

You can click here to download a membership application.





Annual General Meeting Announced

ACS President Peter Armstrong announced that the Annual General Meeting

(AGM) will be held at the newly revived MIDDLE TENNESSEE HIGHLAND


at The HERMITAGE in Nashville, TN.

 Nashville, TN Scottish Games Return

On Sept 12, 2015 the return of Scottish Games and Celtic Festival in Nashville, TN will  be  at  The Hermitage in  Nashville.

This  venue  is the  beautiful  antebellum mansion, home of  President  Andrew Jackson, victor of the  Battle of New Orleans

(War of 1812) and  "supporter" of “The Trail of Tears” Cherokee Nation relocation.

Come and support the revival of Highland Games in Middle TN These are single day  games  so  there  will  be time  to  enjoy the nightlife, sounds, and attractions in "Music City USA". Plan to visit for a few days.

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"Armstrongs at the Eskdale" Exhibit Now Open

   As a result of deterioration of the building, The Armstrong Museum in Lodge Walk, Langholm, Scotland has closed. The owners of the Eskdale Hotel, in the town center of Langholm, have generously donated space within the hotel for a display of Armstrong artifacts and historic memorabilia. The exhibit “Armstrongs at the Eskdale” opened September 2014. If you would like to stay at the Eskdale Hotel contact

   "Reiver Trail" Escorted Tour

   Escorted tours of the Reiver Trail are best booked prior to arrival in Langholm, Scotland. There are fees associated with these tours. Please contact Frank Wherrett at for more information. Self guided tours are also available see .

Lord Lyon, King of Arms,  Recognizes an Honorable Company

known as The Armstrong Clan Society

   On September 24, 1984 the Lord Lyon, King of Arms granted warrant to the Lyon clerk to matriculate in the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland in the name of Armstrong Clan Society, Inc. "acting world-wide and in particular within the United States of America" to further the interests of the Armstrong family. Matriculated in the 8th day of February 1985 in the 110th page of the 62nd volume of the Public Register of All Arms and Bearings in Scotland.   Our coat of arms is located in the upper left hand corner of these pages.

Tidbits from some Armstrong Clan Society Publications

  • King James V was a very mean tempered teenage Scottish King.

  • "No Beer, No Battle" King Henry's troops told the English king upon launching an evasion into Scotland.

  • Queen Elizabeth I (England) despised the Armstrongs.

  • King James VI (Scotia) and King James I (UK) are one and the same person.

  • The King James Bible is named after a Scottish King on the UK throne - see above.

  • USA General John Armstrong camped with General Washington at Valley Forge.

  • Lady Godiva was the mother-in-law of an famous Armstrong.

  • There are at least 50 different spellings of "Armstrong".

  • "Pele (Pell) Towers" were Armstrong "castles".  See a photo in our "Border Tour".

  • The Milnholm Cross is the Armstrongs oldest relic. See it in our "Border Tour".

  • "Prisoners were taken" is a euphemism for abducting women during  raids.

  • "Prisoners" assisted in the rapid population growth among Armstrongs.

  • The Scottish Borders were divided into three areas (marches), east, middle, and west.

  • Reiving (raiding) was a common way the Armstrongs, and many other border clans, survived for almost 300 years (from about 1300 to 1600).

  • Elliot, Murray, Johnston, Crozier, Little, Rutherford were some surnames of fellow reivers on the "Armstrong Borders" also known as the "Debatable Lands" between Scotland and England.

  • Lord Dacre was attacking and destroying Johnny Armstrong's Tower while Johnny and his men burned and destroyed Lord Dacre's town of Netherby in Cumberland, England.

   Many more interesting facts and stories at  ACS Publications

Interested in hosting a ACS Tent at "The Games"?  ACS members can email to

ACS members are encouraged to submit items, articles, and pictures to Captioned photos from recent games and articles about Armstrong achievements have been very popular. Captioned photos of recent trips to our Scottish roots are also of great interest. Web space limitations may cause a “rotation” of the contents of our web site. So please be patient and understanding.

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  Updated 19 Aug 2015