Killiecrankie shown within Perth and Kinross
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Killiecrankie[pronunciation?] (Gaelic: Coille Chreithnich) is a village in Perth and Kinross, Scotland on the River Garry. It lies at the Pass of Killiecrankie, by the A9 road which has been bypassed since 1986. The village is home to a power station forming part of the Tummel Hydro-Electric Power Scheme. Much of the riverbank is owned by the National Trust for Scotland.
In 1689, during the Jacobite Rebellion, the Battle of Killiecrankie was fought on the northern edge of the village. The Highland charge of the Jacobites took the government forces under General Hugh MacKay by surprise and they were completely overwhelmed in only 10 minutes. Donald MacBean, one of William III of England's supporters, having lost the contest, is said to have cleared the pass, from one bank to the other, at "The Soldier's Leap". The battle, disastrous as it was to the government forces, was in reality the end of the insurrection, for the controlling and commanding genius of the rebellion John Graham of Claverhouse, Viscount Dundee was killed in the battle. A Memorial Field to the fallen soldiers lies within the grounds of the grade B listed Urrard House.
Mary Ann Kennedy was the presenter of a BBC Four television series The Highland Sessions, which was filmed in Killiecrankie. Many notable musicians and singers from Ireland and Scotland performed in the sessions.
- Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Killiecrankie". Encyclopædia Britannica 15 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 795.
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