Eleven days ago Perthshire commemorated the 330th anniversary of the Battle of Killiecrankie
, which took place on 27 July 1689.
Scotland has visitor centres at Killiecrankie
Likewise, Simon is eulogized in terms that underscore the dignity, not to say snob appeal, of his lineage, the narrator evoking ancestors "who had fallen in many lands and for many causes, as the eccentricities of British Foreign Policy and their own wandering natures had directed them; at Acre and Agincourt and Killiecrankie
, in Egypt and America" (90).
Undoubtedly, his love of the sea stemmed from his childhood years at Killiecrankie
Bay on Flinders Island, where he would while away his time mucking about in boats, snaring wallabies, and cooking warreners, periwinkles and crays in a kero tin on the beach.
Above the dam was another frozen loch and trail markers pointing through the woods toward Loch Faskally and the hamlet of Killiecrankie
The car had careered off the B8079 near Killiecrankie
, in Perthshire, and landed on nearby rail tracks and become stuck in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Some of the best sites include the Pass of Killiecrankie
with its mixed woodland and abundant wildlife, the wonderful Meikleour Beech Hedge close to Blairgowrie (the tallest hedge in the world), the Birks of Aberfeldy, Kinnoull Hill and Moncreiffe Hill by Perth, Lady Mary's Walk at Crieff and the larch-covered hills around Dunkeld and Birnam.
Three miles north of Pitlochry, there's the Pass of Killiecrankie
and the story of the famous battle in this tree-lined gorge, now in the care of The National Trust for Scotland, is told in its Visitor Centre.
PERTHSHIRE HIGHLANDS Unique Cottages (01835 822 277) offers newly-built log cabin with ecofriendly turf roof sleeping four in Killiecrankie
Lodge, on farm near Pitlochry, for pounds 375 from May 26.
to the Stewart King, but Dundee died in the Battle of Killiecrankie
His body was found in a car near Killiecrankie
in Scotland in November 2003.
To the north lies the dramatic Pass of Killiecrankie
, scene of the famous battle, with a visitor centre operated by the National Trust for Scotland.