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Cargill's Leap

A narrowing within a gorge called The Keith on the River Ericht, a half-mile (0.8 km) north of the centre of Blairgowrie, Cargill's Leap is named after the leader of the Covenanters, Donald Cargill (c.1627-81). While visiting his family in Rattray, Cargill is said to have escaped Government troops by jumping across the river at this point.


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