Monster farce

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I deplore the idea of putting a mythical creature at the centre of a £2 million tourism campaign (your report, 29 January). I could say the same about making Bonnybridge a centre for UFOs.

By all means invite tourists to visit a genuine Scottish phenomenon but don’t mislead them by implying that Nessie really exists (it doesn’t and never has).

Anyone who still thinks it exists only has to read my book on the subject. Every single report of Nessie has a natural explanation, often misperceived by people wanting to see the monster.

In fact, one of the exhibitions at the Loch Ness Centre at Drumnadrochit provides good examples of these misperceptions. Visitors are doomed to disappointment.

Steuart Campbell

Edinburgh