Bouncing Back and in Full Swing

Highland Fling is back!

Covid-19 couldn’t keep us strapped down for long and we commenced jumping again in July when the outdoor industry opened it’s doors again to the public.

During the lockdown period we had been working hard to make plans to ensure we could open with the customer’s safety a priority with the virus still out there. The last month has flown by and been an epic success allowing us to open 7 days a week.

Check out our availability and book your jump or swing with us online here.

 

Covid-19 operating update

Due to the recent outbreak of Covid-19 (Coronavirus) as of 23/3/2020 in line with Government advice and for the health and safety of everyone we have taken measures to close until advised safe to reopen.

In the meantime, you can still order vouchers here – https://www.bungeejumpscotland.co.uk/experience-gift-vouchers/

We hope to be bouncing back as soon as possible.

What is the Highland Swing?

One of the most common questions we get asked is, “what is the Highland Swing?”. The usual reply is “well it’s a swing, a big one.”

The Highland Swing opened officially in September 2017 after rigorous testing and adjustments until we found the best experience for the customer. It’s definitely a swing, add in a massive drop which lasts around 3 seconds before the rope kicks in and you sweep across the river in a giant arch reaching speeds in excess of 70mph. The change in direction after the freefall is something that leaves your stomach behind and those who say “oh it’s just a swing” asking themselves “Was that a swing!?”.

The Highland Swing experience begins at the bungee office next to the Killiecrankie Visitor Centre. After checking in we harness you up then transport you down to the bridge in our minibus. There is viewing area below the bridge where friends, family and even your dog can watch.  It’s around a 5 minute drive (1 mile from the centre). The swing platform is on the underside of the bridge so you get to experience the daunting walk along the underside over to the platform. From there we get you attached to the swing, move the platform away so you’re left suspended 40 meters above the river before we release you into a giant arch.

After the initial giant swing follows a series of shorter slower swings where you can relax a bit more and enjoy the stunning view of the valley before you are winched back up to the same place you started.

We have had an increasing number of people who have experienced the bungee jump from the Garry Bridge who have returned to try out the swing and to many people surprise they have found it just as good if not a better experience than the bungee jumping. I guess it’s down to the individual so why not try it out for yourself?

You can book in a Highland Swing over the phone on 0345 366 5844 or on our website www.bungeejumpscotland.co.uk.  You can check out our facebook and get regular updates at – https://www.facebook.com/bungeejumpscotland/

2000 Swings and counting

The Highland Swing is now 16 months old and has recently clocked up 2000 swings!  Since it’s official opening in September 2017 the swing has been growing in popularity as we hoped.  The initial swing was done by Roddy Garden who managed to miraculously continue playing the bagpipes while dropping at speeds of up to 70mph.

Many opt out of the bungee in exchange for what they believe will be the easy option.  That’s until we roll back that platform and you are left hanging suspended over the River Garry from 40m.  Then it’s 321 or as some prefer the surprise option, then you freefall into a giant arch.

It looks like 2019 is going to be another big year for The Highland Swing and we are looking forward to it!

Scotland’s Best Outdoor Adventure Experience in 2017!

Highland Fling Bungee are proud to announce we have been nominated for Scotland’s Best Outdoor Adventure Experience in 2017! Read more

Thank you to Rural Perth and Kinross LEADER programme

Rural Perth and Kinross Council and Leader

We would like to thank the Rural Perth and Kinross Leader programme for helping to fund the upcoming bridge swing. For more information on this exciting new activity please click here.

 

Bungee jumping to the rescue for engaged couple

On Sunday 9th July 2017 adrenaline junkie Matthew Stewart had planned to propose to his partner Emily after their planned skydive.  Unfortunately due to the bad weather the skydive was cancelled last minute and Matthew needed a plan B. Luckily for him Highland Fling Bungee were on call to save the day.  After realising that the dream was still alive they jumped in the car and headed north to Killiecrankie.
On arrival at the visitor centre the they checked in while the rest of their families quietly headed down to the bridge to get the giant sign they had made ready which said “Will you marry me?”.  They planned on putting this up just after the jump so Emily could read it while they were being winched back up.
Tandem Bungee Engagement
Once Matthew and Emily arrived at the bridge we strapped them up ready for the tandem bungee jump.  Matthew had discreetly and very carefully left the engagement ring with the staff during the jump and planned to propose once they had both feet back on the jump deck. Once there Matthew got down on one knee and popped the question to Emily to which she replied with no hesitation “YES” much to the delight of Matthew, Emily, the family and the staff.
Another happy story to add to our bungee timeline and we hope there will be many more to come.

Titan Crane in full swing!

Bungee jumping at Titan crane is now in full swing! We kicked off the 2017 season with a group from the SPCA and since then have seen over 140 people take the thrilling run and jump from 50 metres.

Titan Crane about to open for 2017

Our bungee jumping season at the Titan crane is about to kick off for 2017!  Our staff have been hard at work the past few weeks getting everything ready and we are good to go!

Soldiers of Killiecrankie Zip Wire

The Soldiers of Killiecrankie reenactment festival is in it’s third year of running and this year added something extra into the mix.