MUCKLE TOON FESTIVAL GREAT WAY TO CELEBRATE ARMSTRONG LEGACY SAYS MSP

South of Scotland MSP Joan McAlpine has used a parliamentary motion to congratulate the organisers of the ‘From Moon to the Muckle Toon’ Festival, which will take place in Langholm from the 3rd to the 15th of June.

The festival, which received £5000 from the Scottish Government’s ‘Talking Science’ grant scheme, will celebrate Neil Armstrong’s life through a series of exhibitions, lectures, films and stargazing events.

Commenting, the SNP MSP said:

“I think this festival will be a great way to celebrate the life and legacy of Neil Armstrong.

“Last year I had the honour of paying tribute to Mr Armstrong in a debate in Parliament – a fitting tribute to a man that was a pioneer in so many ways.  Not only was he the first man to walk on the moon, he was also the first person to be made freeman of the burgh of Langholm.  This festival will be the cherry on the cake.

“I congratulate the hard work put in by the townspeople and the Council to create such a fantastic programme of events and I’m looking forward to visiting as many as I can.”

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