A WALK or gallop around the south side of Loch Ness is set to become a reality next year with the opening of an official trail. An informal chat last summer set the wheels in motion for a bid to create the new route. Bed and breakfast owner Graeme Ambrose was discussing ideas with Aird and Loch Ness Councillor Margaret Davidson about how to attract more people to the area. Out of that they began talking about creating the trail which found favour with local residents, businesses, Highland Council and Scottish Natural Heritage. Several months later, a total of £181,000 is now in place to build about four miles of new path which will connect existing trails and minor roads around the southern side of the loch. It is hoped that the finished trail will stretch from Loch Tarff to Torbreck via Whitebridge, Foyers, Inverfarigaig and Dores. Attracting more visitors to these villages is the simple reason why Destination Loch Ness (DLN) has worked on ensuring the idea comes to fruition. THE legend of the Loch Ness Monster - which has kept tills ringing merrily in the
For Nessie is set to appear on the world's most popular family board game, Monopoly. The makers of Monopoly are inviting people from around the Highlands to come up with 30
Competition steps up to woo Loch
Rival businesses’ expansion plans aim to lure more visitors to popular location
Rival businesses are preparing to go head to head in a monster battle for Loch Ness tourists. Two months after Jacobite Cruises revealed plans for a £2.3million tourist centre and jetty at Brackla on the western shore of the loch, the family-owned Loch Ness Exhibition Centre at Drumnadrochit has announced proposals for developing its existing waterside facilities, 850 yards away beside the Clansman Hotel. Its £2million application, after eight months of research and consultation, seeks approval for enhanced access, retail and catering facilities and public parking. The plans incorporate the Loch Ness and
Well what can one say? Nothing except ..sigh. Makes me almost glad I may not be well enough to ever visit again. It will certainly no longer be a peaceful place.