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A £2 MILLION plan to provide new visitor facilities on Loch Ness has been lodged with Highland Council.
A GIANT fundraising Loch Ness monster was set to take part in the Ratho Children's Gala day today.
IT WAS a photograph that spawned a multi-million-pound industry, bringing monster hunters from across the world flocking to Scotland.
SWATHED in mist, the grainy image depicts the brooding water of Loch Ness and captures the exact moment the Nessie legend was born.
NESSIE, the Loch Ness monster, (scientific name: Nessiteras rhombopteryx) has now reached his/her/its 75th birthday. At least, it is 75 years since the first photograph of the illusive beastie was published – on the front page of a tabloid newspaper.
THE massive salmon landed briefly on the banks of the River Ness at the weekend was, by any measure, a "monster" of the deep.
SHE has played a highly lucrative game of Highland hide-and-seek for decades, but fears are rising that Scotland's most elusive resident may be no more.
A £1m reward was yesterday offered to anyone who can find conclusive proof that the Loch Ness monster exists.
DEEP, dark and mysterious, Loch Ness attracts thousands of visitors every year because of its beauty as well as its legend.
WHEN Robert Burns wrote "to see ourselves as others see us" he had yet to consider the warped view of the foreign tourist. Scotland, it would seem, is a nation bereft of golf courses, where a regular bus runs between Orkney and Shetland and Edinburgh is a suburb of Glasgow.
THE Loch Ness Monster has been named the most famous Scot, narrowly beating the national poet, Robert Burns, into second place in a survey published yesterday.
A LOCH Ness Monster theory which suggests the creature is a living dinosaur has been dealt a blow by scientists.
IT HAS a reputation worldwide for its tranquil air and its elusive monster, but tomorrow the shores of Loch Ness will rock to the beat of the inaugural Rock Ness dance festival. Organised by DJ Norman Cook - aka Fatboy Slim - the event is expected to attract up to 20,000 revellers thanks to an impressively cool line-up which includes Scotland's own DJ Mylo and Carl Cox.
A MULTI-million-pound film about the Loch Ness monster is set to go ahead this year after a deal brought major Hollywood backers on board.
A FOSSILISED skeleton of a dinosaur claimed by some to be an ancestor of the Loch Ness monster was sold at auction for more than £35,000 yesterday.
MONSTER-HUNTERS are an endangered species at Loch Ness these days, but back in the 1970s its shores bristled with schoolchildren, hippies, students and renegade scientists all hoping to catch a glimpse of the world's last living dinosaur. Among them, though, one hunter in particular stood out. Frank Searle first appeared at the loch in 1969. No one knew where he came from - or where he went when he disappeared 14 years later - but in between, he became almost as famous as the creature itself.
ACCORDING to the internet search engine Google, there are 394,000 websites about the Loch Ness monster. At very least, this suggests a law of inverse proportions that we might call Nessie's Law: namely the less she is seen the greater the interest in her.