Let’s take a look at 12 amazing facts about the lochs of Scotland, and we’ll start with a wee bonus fact: Did you know there are over 760 lochs in Scotland? With that many of them we could give you interesting facts about them all day, but here’s what we thought the best were…
An amateur photographer has captured pictures and video footage of a ‘large, black object’ moving beneath the waters of Loch Ness, sparking fresh debate about the existence of the famous monster. The photo was taken by David Elder of East Kilbride, who was at the pier head at Fort Augustus when he caught sight of […]
Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have discovered accounts dating back more than one hundred years of Morag of Loch Morar. The descriptions paint a conflicting view of the monster, who is reputed to inhabit the Loch in the remote Lochaber area of the Highlands. One account describes her as a mermaid-like creature with flowing […]
20,000 years ago Scotland, like much of the Northern Hemisphere was blanketed by a great ice sheet, over 4000ft thick in places; and the effect on our landscape of this event is huge. Ice ages occur in part because of astronomical cycles, and over the course of the last two million years the ice has waxed and waned over Scotland. The last 10,000 years have been warm and ice free, but the legacy of the glaciers upon our scenery and history is incalculable.
We set off with our campervan for a week’s holiday in Glen Urquhart, which sits off the north west side of Lochness. I thought I’d tell you about the area we visited. Drumnadrochit We stayed right next to Drumnadrochit. Here there are the two main Lochness exhibitions, one called ‘The Monster Exhibition’ then further down […]