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  • Victories of the undisciplined over the disciplined, such as Killiecrankie and Preston Pans, are rare exceptions which only prove the rule.

    Lectures and Essays

  • Lots of women, the ballads went well; more men, more of the martial-"Killiecrankie" and "Montrose, " "Guns and Drums.

    Drums of Autumn

  • In an otherwise slow week for sex scandals, the Killiecrankie thing must have seemed like manna from heaven to the news desks.

    It's October, 1956.

  • What if, on the way back, they had to stop at Killiecrankie because of a puncture, or engine trouble, and there they were seen by a travelling tool salesman who could now testify that they weren't asleep up the road when they should have been?

    It's October, 1956.

  • The papers were still fixated by the headless punter at Killiecrankie, with the phrase 'gay serial killer' littering the columns, despite the fact that even the shortest serials had to comprise more than one episode.

    It's October, 1956.

  • In a separate story, Tayside police divers were searching an area of Loch Faskally in response to new developments in the hunt for the killer of Tom Heron, who had been found decapitated in a car park near Killiecrankie ten days ago.

    It's October, 1956.

  • He could hear the detective explain to his partner how you could easily get from Craggan to Glasgow and back in five hours, with time for a toilet stop at Killiecrankie.

    It's October, 1956.

  • In a car park near Killiecrankie, just off the A9.

    It's October, 1956.

  • When there's a murder in Paisley, they don't go on Crimewatch and ask if anybody saw anythin 'suspicious inbloomin' Killiecrankie. '

    It's October, 1956.

  • In the celebrated field of battle at Killiecrankie, the traveller is struck with one of those rugged pillars of rough stone, which indicate the scenes of ancient conflict.

    The Abbot


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