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Soldier's Leap

Soldier's Leap, Killecrankie
©2016 Gazetteer for Scotland

Soldier's Leap, Killecrankie

A location on the River Garry at the northern end of the Pass of Killiecrankie, Soldier's Leap marks the spot on the narrow wooded gorge where, it is said, Donald MacBean, a government soldier, avoided certain capture or death by jumping 5.5m (18.5 feet) across the river after the Battle of Killiecrankie on 27th July 1689. The government force, which included a considerable proportion of lowland Scots, was routed by an army of Highlanders who supported the ousted King James VII.


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