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Crieff Gallows

Crieff Church

The celebrated Crieff gibbet was, in the memory of the last generation, still standing at the western end of the town of Crieff in Perthshire. Why it was called the kind gallows we are unahle to inform the reader with certainty ; but it is alleged that the Highlanders used to touch their bonnets as they passed the place, which had been fatal to many of their countrymen, with the words:

“ God bless you, and the Devil damn you.“

It may therefore have heen called kind, as being a sort of native or kindred place of doom to those who suffered
there, as in fulfilment of a natural destiny.

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