Loch Lomond cruise fleet grows to eight after new delivery

A new cruise vessel will operate on Loch Lomond. Picture Robert Perry
A new cruise vessel will operate on Loch Lomond. Picture Robert Perry
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A NEW vessel has joined a fleet of private cruise vessels on Loch Lomond.

The MV Lomond Monarch becomes the eighth ship in the Cruise Loch Lomond Fleet and will welcome her first passengers on Thursday.

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The vessel sailed south from Loch Ness to the River Leven before being transported over land and lifted on to the loch by crane.

The 50-tonne boat, which measures 16.5m long, 5.3m wide and 6m high, will carry up to 120 passengers.

A safe route was identified after months of preparation involving several partner agencies.

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It included planning for road closures, police assistance and the movement of overhead cables.