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The People's Friend - - 9 This Week’s Cover Feature -

■ The main Perth to In­ver­ness rail­way line passes through the deep glen, cross­ing a mag­nif­i­cent 510-feet-long viaduct, seen to ad­van­tage from the path lead­ing to the Sol­dier’s Leap.

It’s amaz­ing to think that in 1863 this huge struc­ture cost only £5,730!

■ Many who have vis­ited the Pass of Kil­liecrankie have left quicker than they ar­rived, hav­ing seen some strange, ghostly vi­sions of troops pre­par­ing for bat­tle.

■ Thank­fully your cu­rios­ity may be an­swered with­out the need to risk life and limb. Up be­side the Vis­i­tor Cen­tre, a marker lets you try the 18-foot jump for your­self. Right enough, the re­sult might im­prove if you had some­one chas­ing you with a clay­more!

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