Karen Gillan to record Nessie tales for tourists

SCOTTISH screen star, and former Dr Who assistant, Karen Gillan will be telling tales to tourists about the Loch Ness monster.

Karen Gillan is to be one of the voices tourists will hear. Picture: Robert Perry
Karen Gillan is to be one of the voices tourists will hear. Picture: Robert Perry

The actress has now added ‘Nessie Chaser’ to her list of talents as she is unveiled as one of the new voices for tour operator Loch Ness by Jacobite’s on-board audio guide.

From July, visitors to one of the world’s most famous waterways will listen to Karen recount the mythical tales of the mysterious loch and its legendary monster.

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Karen, who hails from Inverness, is joined on the audio commentary by local celebrity Willie Cameron as they guide guests down the Caledonian Canal, River Ness and Loch Dochfour and finally out into the expanse of Loch Ness, the largest body of fresh water in Great Britain.

Freda Newton, owner of Loch Ness by Jacobite said: “Karen Gillan is one of Inverness’ most famous and loved exports, like our own Nessie, which makes her the perfect choice to guide our customers along one of Scotland and the UK’s most famous stretches of water. We’re all really proud of her success and it’s great to have her on-board.

“We welcome thousands of visitors to the loch and surrounding area every year and have made some significant improvements recently to further enhance our offering to guests from home and abroad. Karen’s voice works really well alongside Willie’s for our cruise commentary and we know our guests will enjoy listening to her voice.”

As well as her role as Amy Pond in Doctor Who, Karen has starred alongside Vin Diesel in Guardians of the Galaxy, and is set to appear later this year in the film In a Valley of Violence, alongside John Travolta and Ethan Hawke.