The first man on the moon and his links with Langholm is to be celebrated today with a church service and civic reception.
Neil Armstrong's visited the town of his ancestors three years after the Apollo mission.
He was honoured with the freedom of the burgh.
Langholm is celebrating its links to the first man on the moon. Neil Armstrong's ancestors hailed from the town and he visited in 1972.
A new exhibition explores his life story and may even inspire a new generation.
Hannah McNulty reports:
Hayden Goodfellow is a student studying astrophysics at St Andrews University and is working at the Neil Armstrong exhibition throughout June:
Langholm is celebrating the life of Neil Armstrong through a series of special events being held in June.
The 'From Moon to Muckle Toon' exhibition is being displayed in Langholm Town Hall and showcases the moon landing and Armstrong's visit to the town.
The town of Langholm in Dumfriesshire claimed the astronaut as one of its own and made him a Freeman in 1972 to commemorate his moon landing, which took place three years earlier.
Locals from Langholm want to celebrate the life of Neil Armstrong with a series of events this summer.
In 1972 the first man on the moon visited Langholm to trace his Scottish ancestry.
If you met him that day - and would like to share your memories - the good folk at the town hall would like to hear from you.
Jenny Longden has this report:
A series of events is being planned to commemorate and celebrate the life of Langholm's most famous son- Neil Armstrong.
In particular, community leaders, are appealing to locals to come forward and share their memories of the famous day when the first man on the moon was given the 'Freedom of the Burgh', in 1972.
Armstrong is said to have descendants from the area and remains the towns only Freeman.
A piper clad in Clan Armstrong tartan will represent Scotland at a memorial ceremony for the first man on the moon.
Angus Sutherland, who comes from the Borders, will pipe Neil Armstrong's family into Washington DC cathedral.
The funeral takes place today of Neil Armstrong - the first man on the moon. Langholm in the Borders is the ancestral home of the Armstrong clan and the astronaut visited in 1972 to receive the freedom of 'Muckle Toon'.
During the visit he referred to Langholm as 'my home town'. Now the town councillors are considering a memorial service for him.
Neil Armstrong died in Ohio on Saturday, aged 82. A private service is due to be held today in Cincinnati.