Tag Archives: Loch Ness

A MONSTER welcome greets visitors at Inverness Airport

Passengers arriving into Inverness Airport on Friday were treated to a monster welcome to the Highlands. We brought the shores of Loch Ness to the airport, transforming the baggage carousel into the Caledonian Canal as we flooded it with hundreds of Loch Ness Monster soft toys while visitors waited for their luggage.   Our very […]

Ode to John Rhodes Cobb – a gentle giant

John Rhodes Cobb tragically died on September 29th, 1952, while attempting to break the world water speed record at Loch Ness in the jet speed boat Crusader. Here is a poem by Willie Cameron in memory of the British racing driver. Listen to Willie reciting the poem: Read the poem: A gentle giant – a […]

Is the monster really a dolphin?

Have you heard the ones about the crocodile, a sturgeon, catfish, or even a Jurassic Plesiosaur? Well, the current theory doing the rounds is that Nessie might be a dolphin! It’s all due to an unusual photograph which was taken by Kate Powell, from York, on the loch near the village of Foyers. It shows […]

Exclusive Loch Ness Image Collection

Psst … we are now in possession of an exclusive collection of images which will throw new light on many of the people who have been entwined in the mystery and legend of Loch Ness. And we will soon be unveiling them here. Loch Ness has fascinated people from all over the world since Aldie […]

Experience the battles at Urquhart Castle

The magnificent Urquhart Castle, standing on the northwestern shore of Loch Ness, has featured strongly in Scotland’s history. And, this weekend, you can soak up some of the castle’s atmospheric past by experiencing what life was like during the Wars of Independence. The Historic Saltire Society will be bringing “History to Life” through re-enactment performances […]

Remembering Bonnie Prince Charlie and His Brave Jacobites

The “Jacobite” in our name is a frequent talking point as well as, of course, often featuring in Scottish history, folklore and historical fiction. The name comes from the Latin meaning “James” and is often interpreted as referring to followers of James Stuart also known as “The Old Pretender” who tried to regain the throne […]

20 Things About Loch Ness

Loch Ness and the legendary Monster are always a great source of interest and discussion. We never tire of the subjects and, of course, they are the main talking points on our cruises. Here are 20 things you may not know about Loch Ness and Nessie … The scientific name of Nessie is Nessiteras Rhombopteryx.  […]

Experience the Romance of the Highlands

There is no shortage of romance here in the Highlands of Scotland and it is particularly strong at the moment as Valentine’s Day approaches. In fact, the romance of Scotland is spread around the world at this time, with thousands of cards bearing the words of Rabbie Burns’ “A Red, Red Rose”: O my Luve’s […]