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“THE KIND GALLOWS”

A somewhat remarkable discoverv- has been made on the-site of what Sir Walter Scott has immortalised in ‘ Waverley ’ as “The Kind Gallows of Crieff.” A few days ago, while workmen were engaged iu the extension of the site of Messrs Hay and Co.’s lire stock mart at GaJlowhill, which embraces the reputed site of “ The Kind Gallows of Crieff,” they found a number of bones, which were at first supposed to be those of animal remains, bub a further discovery was made by the unearthing of a human skull and teeth, the latter in a state of good preservation. There appears to be little doubt that the remains are those of some cattle thieves or other delinquents, who paid the last penalty on the then “gallows” of Crieff in the early part, of the eighteenth century. The remains were found only 16 inches bolow the Burpface, lying hmcoffined) in a bed of dry gaud, while further down there were large boulders in gravel, and soft tuh-eoil above.

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“THE KIND GALLOWS”, Issue 15693, 6 January 1915

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“THE KIND GALLOWS” Issue 15693, 6 January 1915

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