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Take plunge for double the thrills; tandem bungee jumping; Drop into Perthshire with your other half or friend to try the thrilling new experience of free-falling together on a paired bungee jump from Garry Bridge.

Byline: FIONA RUSSELL

What is it?

Thrill-seeking couples or two friends plunge together from a Highland bridge at speeds of up to 50mph on a 40m bungee line.

Tell me more

Highland Fling Bungee pioneered bungee jumping in Scotland and opened the UK's first permanent bridge bungee jump over the River Garry, Killiecrankie, in 2011.

The jump is an adrenalinepacked, free-fall experience led by qualified "bungee jump masters". Now they have introduced the exciting concept of paired bungee jumps from Garry Bridge.

Highland Fling Bungee managing director Murray Trail said: "We had seen tandem bungee jumps taking off in other parts of the world, especially in New Zealand and South Africa.

"We thought we would give it a try in Scotland and the response in the first few months has been amazing.

"We rarely have a weekend when there aren't at least two or three tandem jumps."

Murray sees two types of tandem bungee jumpers.

He said: "The bookings are either couples celebrating an important milestone or people who just need a bit more support to do something exhilarating.

"What we've found is that there is always one person more prepared than the other and they help each other.

"Everyone enjoys it in the end, even if they do need a bit of coaxing to step off the edge."

Anything else to know?

The bungee jumps are close to the site of the historic Battle of Killiecrankie, which took place during the first Jacobite uprising in 1689.

When can we do this?

Highland Fling Bungee operate daily in the summer and Wednesday to Sunday during spring and autumn.

Who is this activity for?

Thrillseekers and outdoors enthusiasts or anyone with a sense of adventure - as long as they are aged 14 and over.

How much?

The jump costs PS150 per couple. Individuals can get a second solo jump for PS30.

What else can we do?

If you prefer a city experience, you could also try the Highland Fling Urban Bungee at the Titan Crane in Clydebank, near Glasgow. This operates from May through until September on selected weekends.

Contact?

Highland Fling Bungee, National Trust for Scotland, Killiecrankie Visitor Centre, Killiecrankie, Perthshire. Telephone 0845 366 5844 or visit www.bungeejumpscotland.co.uk

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FALL GUYS One delighted couple after their paired bungee jump

THANKS FOR DROPPING IN Tandem bungee jumpers support one another

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Publication:Sunday Mail (Glasgow, Scotland)
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Date:May 31, 2015
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