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Towards the middle of the island lies Loch Fada, nearly 2 m.
The loch is 171 m.
Loch Laggan and Loch Ericht are the principal lakes, and the district is abundantly watered by the Spey and its numerous tributaries.
It is fed by the Gyle and numerous burns, and drained by the Achray to Loch Achray and thence by the Black Avon to Loch Vennacher.
During summer steamers ply between the Trossachs and Stronachlachar and there is a daily service of coaches from the Trossachs to Callander (about io m.) and to Aberfoyle (9 m.), and between Stronachlachar, to Inversnaid on Loch Lomond (about 42 m.).Advertisement
The loch, lying almost due east and west, is 62 m.
The points of interest on its shores are Lochearnhead (at the southern extremity of Glen Ogle), which has a station on the CallanderOban railway, and the ruins of St Blane's chapel; Edinample Castle, an old turreted mansion belonging to the marquess of Breadalbane, situated in well-wooded grounds near the pretty falls of the Ample; Ardvorlich House, the original of Darlinvarach in Scott's Legend of Montrose, and the village of St Fillans at the foot of the loch, the terminus of the branch line of the Caledonian railway from Perth.
The river flows out of Loch Earn, pursues an eastward course with a gentle inclination towards the south, and reaches the Firth of Tay, 62 m.
Strathearn, as the valley of the Earn is called, extending from the loch to the Firth of Tay, is a beautiful and, on the whole, fertile tract, though liable at times to heavy floods.
Nearly all of the islands possess lakes, and Loch Harray and Loch Stenness in Pomona attain noteworthy proportions.Advertisement
Noltland Castle, in the vicinity, is interesting as having been proposed as the refuge of Queen Mary after her flight from Loch Leven.
The fishings are controlled by the Loch Leven Angling Association, which organizes competitions attracting anglers from far and near.
The keys of the castle, which were thrown into the loch during her flight, were found and are preserved at Dalmahoy in Midlothian.
The proverb that "Those never got luck who came to Loch Leven" sums up the history of the castle.
The Firth of Forth had been selected, before the war, as the eastern terminus of a mid-Scotland canal which was to connect with the existing canal and follow its line for part of the way, and then crossing the low ground in the neighbourhood of Stirling, to enter Loch Lomond, and ultimately to reach the sea by a short canal from Balloch to a point near Dumbarton.Advertisement
In 1905 this company began works for the utilization of another water-power at Loch Leven.
Among the immediate attractions are the pass of Killiecrankie, the falls of Tummel, the exquisite prospect called "Queen's View" (named after Queen Victoria) and Loch Tummel, 8 m.
On a conical hill above the pier stand the remains of Dunoon Castle, the hereditary keepership of which was conferred by Robert Bruce on the family of Sir Colin Campbell of Loch Awe, an ancestor of the duke of Argyll.
Kilmun, on the northern shore of Holy Loch, a portion of the parish of Dunoon and Kilmun, contains the ruins of a Collegiate chapel founded in 1442 by Sir Duncan Campbell of Loch Awe and used as the burial-ground of the Argyll family.
Fergus, lord of Galloway, a celebrated church-builder of the 12th century, had his principal seat on Palace Isle in a lake called after him Loch Fergus, near St Mary's Isle, where he erected the priory de Trayle, in token of his penitence for rebellion against David I.Advertisement
The greatest length from Cape Wrath in Sutherland to the Mull of Galloway is 274 m., and the greatest breadth from Buchan Ness to Applecross in the shire of Ross and Cromarty 154 m., but from Bonar Bridge at the head of Dornoch Firth to the head of Loch Broom it is only 26 m.
Where, on the other hand, the rock decays with smaller debris, the hills assume smoother contours, as in the slate hills running from the Kyles of Bute to Loch Lomond.
The Highlands are separated into two completely disconnected and in some respects contrasted regions by the depression of the Great Glen, extending from Loch Linnhe to Inverness, by which the ancient plateau was severed.
At the head of Loch Nevis the western stream is but 3 m.
It first strikes eastwards round the head of Loch Laggan and then swings southwards, pursuing a sinuous course till it leaves the Highlands on the east side of Loch Lomond.Advertisement
On the south and south-east their limits in general are less prominently defined, but are better seen west and south-west of the Nith from which they extend to the sea and Loch Ryan, terminating in the extreme south-west in a plateau of which the loftiest point is little over woo ft.
It runs from the mouth of Loch Ryan in a sinuous north-easterly direction, keeping near the northern limit of the region till it reaches the basin of the Nith, where it quits the Uplands altogether, descends into the lowlands of Ayrshire, and, after circling round the headwaters of the Nith, strikes south-eastwards across half the breadth of the Uplands, then sweeps north and eastwards between the basins of the Clyde, Tweed and Annan, and then through the moors that surround.
No contrast, for instance, can be greater than that between the wide elevated moors of the eastern Grampians, and the crested ridges of western Inverness-shire and Argyllshire - Loch Hourn, Glen Nevis, Glencoe - or that between the broad uplands of Peeblesshire and the precipitous heights of Galloway.
The most remarkable line of them is that which fills up much of the Great Glen, Loch Ness being the largest.
Among the Southern Uplands the best-known and one of the most picturesque is the wild and lonely Loch Skene, lying in a recess of Whitecoomb at the head of Moffat Water.
The largest sheets of fresh water in the Lowlands are lakes of the plains as Loch Leven and the Lake of Menteith.
The slate hills, weathering more readily, assume gentle slopes and rounded ridges, as in the high land from Holy Loch to the Kyles of Bute.
The Scottish seaboard is divided for administrative purposes into twenty-seven fishery districts, namely, on the east coast, Eyemouth, Leith, Anstruther, Montrose, Stonehaven, Aberdeen, Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Banff, Buckie, Findhorn, Cromarty, Helmsdale, Lybster, Wick (15); on the north, Orkney, Shetland (2); on the west, Stornoway, Barra, Loch Broom, Loch Carron and Skye, Fort William, Campbeltown, Inverary, Rothesay, Greenock, Ballantrae (10).
He took to the heather, making for the western seas, hewing his way through the MacDougals at Tyndrum and marching over the mountains to Loch Lomond, which he crossed in a canoe.
Aymer de Valence, Butetourte, Clifford, and Mowbray were sent to net and " drive " the inner wilds of Galloway, where Bruce lurked in the forests and caves of Loch Trool and Loch Dungeon.
In the summer of 1309 Bruce fell on the MacDougals, on the right side of the Awe, where it rushes from Loch Awe at the pass of Brander, and, aided by a rear attack led by Douglas, seized the bridge and massacred the enemy.
These two men, with Campbell of Loch Awe, and Randolph's son, the earl of Moray, held up the national standard and were joined by the English claimant of the earldom of Atholl.
The harbour of the village of Kinloch, at the head of Loch Scresort, is resorted to during gales from the N.W.
There is daily winter communication with Brodick and Lamlash by steamer from Ardrossan, and in summer by many steamers which call not only at these piers, but at Corrie,Whiting Bay and Loch Ranza.
Excepting Loch Tanna, the inland lakes are small.
Loch Ranza, an arm of the sea, is one of the most beautiful in Scotland.
The oldest rocks, consisting of slate, mica-schists and grits, which have been correlated with the metamorphic series of the eastern Highlands, form an incomplete ring round the granite in the north of the island and occupy the whole of the west coast from Loch Ranza south to Dougrie.
The fisheries are of some value, Loch Ranza being an important station.
In Glen Cloy the ruins of a fort bear the name of Bruce's Castle, in which his men lay concealed, and on the southern arm of Loch Ranza stands a picturesque ruined castle which is said to have been his hunting-seat.
To this were added from time to time the various estates scattered throughout Ross-shire - the most considerable of which were the districts around Ullapool and Little Loch Broom on the Atlantic coast, the area in which Ben Wyvis is situated, and a tract to the north of Loch Fannich - which had been acquired by the ancestors of Sir George Mackenzie (1630-1714), afterwards Viscount Tarbat (1685) and 1st earl of Cromarty (1703).
The substructure was built up from the bottom of the loch, partly of brushwood but chiefly of logs and trunks of trees with the branches lopped off, placed in layers, each disposed transversely or obliquely across the one below it.
On a crannog in the lake are the ruins of a small castle which belonged to James ("the Admirable") Crichton, and the large mound near the loch was the site of the castle in which Edward I.
Loch, the Rosebery administration annexed Amatongaland, thus making the British and Portuguese frontier conterminous.
Sir Hercules Robinson, who was regarded sympathetically by the Dutch population of South Africa, had succeeded Loch as high commissioner.
A chain of hills culminating in the Paps of Jura - Beinn-an-Oir (2571 ft.) and Beinn Chaolais (2407 ft.) - runs the whole length of the island, interrupted only by Tarbert loch, an arm of the sea, which forms an indentation nearly 6 m.
The plaice fry hatched in the Scottish establishment have been distributed for many years in the waters of Loch Fyne.
It had the right to levy customs and dues on all vessels on the Clyde between Loch Long and the Kelvin.
The hill of Criffel and Loch Kinder are situated within the parish boundaries.
Immediately to the south of the cave is the dell called Beal(ach)-nam-Bo, or "Cattle Pass," through which were driven to the refuge of the Trossachs the herds lifted by the Highland marauders in their excursions to the lands south of Loch Lomond.
In 1889 Sir Henry Loch was appointed high commissioner and governor of Cape Colony in succession to Sir Hercules Robinson.
During 1895 Sir Hercules Robinson was reappointed governor and high commissioner of South Africa in succession to Sir Henry Loch, and in the same year Mr Chamberlain became secretary of state for the colonies.
Of natural lakes in Great Britain raised above their ordinary levels that the upper portions may be utilized as reservoirs, Loch Katrine supplying Glasgow is well known.
Leith Links, one of the homes of golf in Scotland, is a popular resort, on Lochend Road are situated Hawkhill recreation grounds, and Lochend Loch is used for skating and curling.
In 1893 a further conference on the Swazi question took place between Sir Henry Loch, high commissioner for South Africa, and President Kruger, the result of which was that the administration of Swaziland, with certain reservations as to the rights of the natives, was made over to the South African Republic. In the following year six Swazi envoys visited England for the purpose of asking Queen Victoria to take Swaziland under her protection.
On one of the sides of the mountain is a tarn which bears the name of Lochan nan Corp, "the little loch of the dead," from an accident to a funeral party by which 200 lives were lost.
It lies at the east end of the Loch of Forfar in the valley of Strathmore, and is 13 m.
The parish covers a large district on the coast, and stretches inland beyond the farther banks of Loch Maree, the whole of which lies within its bounds.
It also includes the islands of Dry and Horisdale in the loch, and Ewe in Loch Ewe, and occupies a total area of 200,646 acres.
The place and loch must not be confounded with Gareloch in Dumbartonshire.
All vessels using the Crinan Canal navigate the loch to and from Ardrishaig, and there are daily excursions during the season, as far up as Inveraray.
Haddock, whiting and codling are taken, and the famous "Loch Fyne herrings" command the highest price in the market.
Since 1885, when the duke of Montrose constructed a road over the eastern shoulder of Craigmore to join the older road at the entrance of the Trossachs pass, Aberfoyle has become the alternative route to the Trossachs and Loch Katrine.
It drains by the Avon Dhu to Loch Ard, which is drained in turn by the Laggan.
The adjacent loch is a favourite breeding-place for the sea-birds, which resort to the coast of Elginshire in enormous numbers.
Loch Gelly, from which the town takes its name, situated z m.
The Romans are said to have had a station at Loch Ore in the parish of Ballingry, 24 m.
The Dochart, issuing from Loch Dochart, flows for 13 m.
The ruined castle on an islet in the loch once belonged to the Campbells of Lochawe.
It is situated near the eastern bank of Loch Lomond, about 9 m.
The chief streams are the Coe and Laroch, flowing into Loch Leven, the Duror and Salachan flowing into Loch Linnhe, and the Iola and Creran flowing into Loch Creran.
The island lies across the Highland Boundary Fault noticeable at Loch Fad that almost bisects the island.
Bag o ' Fish inventor dies Loch Lomond in gigantic fish threat Never mind Nessie, say boffins at Loch Lomond Oceanic Center.
The view out over the loch from our terrace is fantastic today - sparkling blue against a backdrop of a yellow broom covered hillside.
Loch Bee causeway The link across Loch Bee in South Uist is the the oldest causeway involved in the Western Isles Spinal Route.
Another resident reported that youths congregate in the old cowshed near the Ferry Loch.
Diving into the Iron Age Diving archeologists have been exploring the crannogs in Loch Tay since 1980.
Picnic areas are numerous on the banks of this enchanting loch which richly deserves its title of ' The Jewel of Cowal ' .
The oldest licensed distillery on Islay was built in the village of the same name in 1779, overlooking Loch Indaal.
One of the rarer sights on the Loch is the Black-throated diver.
The site overlooks an island dun in Loch an Duin.
Ten crannogs (ancient loch dwellings) on Islay have been surveyed by Mark Holley.
Strome Castle, overlooking loch, blown up during 1603 clan feud.
Farmhouse for 8/10 with hill loch trout fishing from £ 750 pw.
Within the wells of Celtic folklore, the mystery of Loch Ness has baffled scientists for decades.
This corresponds well with the single date known from Loch Awe and in general with the dates produced from other mainland freshwater Loch bodies.
He added Kintyre to his domain by having a galley portaged across the isthmus at Tarbert, Loch Fyne.
The valleys are usually steep-sided glens, with a long, narrow loch at the bottom.
Their skin still glistened with water from the loch.
Glenfinnan is on the shores of Loch Shiel and is a great vacation place where you have a good chance of spotting golden eagles.
It depicts Ken Taylor throwing a harpoon from his kayak on Loch Lomond in 1960.
Merlin's marine biologist declared the Powan " A fresh water herring that is pretty unique to Loch Lomond.
Loch Ness Cottages Self catering holidays sleeps Ledaig Farm house Self catering west highland cottages.
It seems that the earliest structure, a Bronze Age house, was built on this small holm in the loch around 600BC.
Adjacent to them is an RSPB hide overlooking a small loch.
The hills surrounding the loch are still rising by 1mm per year.
They are moved in tanks to cages anchored to the sea-bed - often in a sheltered sea loch.
This shallow loch is surrounded by rhododendron bushes, which are in full bloom in the summer.
You can even send us an image to include instead of the tranquil Scottish loch shown.
With 1,077 ft. of water under my own two feet I was now sailing across Scotland's deepest loch.
For the adventurous the trip to loch Einich will provide a technical challenge, and a view of the remote loch long remembered.
I dream that I am playing my flute on the shore of a beautiful loch in the north.
They are then transferred to cages floating just below the surface of a freshwater loch.
From the summit there is a fine view across the sea loch of Loch Leven.
He was particularly proud of the family trout loch in Aberdeenshire which was planned and constructed under his supervision.
A small hill loch, suitable for brown trout fishing, is situated just a few hundred yards from the lodge.
The location is a golf course, fishing loch and holiday lodges complex, plus an associated housing development.
This open loch surrounded by mature mixed woodland and with sudden ledges and drop-offs to 25ft is very reminiscent of many Irish loughs.
The only known naturally mesotrophic loch in Tayside that has had no recent agricultural improvement or afforestation within its catchment.
He was busily sucking down some small black midge which had become trapped in a calm slick at the edge of the loch.
A full schedule cast of celebrity loch ness monster shipmates who were.
We decided to try diving on the site of the Duke of Westminster's yacht mooring on the far side of the loch.
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The state's governor there was always is broader which dochfour loch ness.
Although of modest elevation it does command a splendid view northeastwards across Loch Tulla to the stark emptiness of Rannoch Moor beyond.
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Access to the water can either be through Balloch Park or via the road to the Maid of the Loch paddle steamer pier.
Surface water sampling began in 1979 and included 49 loch in the vicinity of the three largest granitic plutons in the Galloway region.
It leads from Loch Kishorn through ascending hairpin bends and skirts steep precipices on its way.
Castle Urquhart stands on a rocky promontory on the north shore of Loch Ness.
Yves Loch, within a few minutes walk of the Lodge, offers exciting fishing for hard fighting stocked rainbow trout.
The loch can hold more than 200 anglers and holds roach, perch, bream, gudgeon, carp and tench.
At the end of the road, the exposed sandbanks on the sea loch produced our first loafing Common Seals.
Solid Geology The bulk of the basement rock on either side of Loch Ness is classified as metamorphic, mostly schists.
North of Loch Ness, totals fell well below 50 %; on the eastern seaboard some single figures were recorded.
Legend has it that a giant serpent, similar to the Loch Ness Monster, lives in Sweden's fifth largest lake.
This path makes its way along the eastern shoreline to the end of loch.
Renewables Ã¢ Jackie Baillie (Lab) to welcome ScotlandÃ¢s first solar powered boat, based on Loch Lomond.
Local Geography - Loch Na Meal is located 2 km southeast of Tobermory amid the stepped hills which dominate northern Mull.
During 2003 local people were involved in a project at Forfar Loch to help reduce another invasive species, the Himalayan balsam.
Or for the country sportsman - some local loch or sea fishing perhaps.
She sat and stared down the long silver streak of the loch far below until her heart confirmed what she felt deep inside.
The magnificently situated Urquhart Castle, on the banks of Loch Ness, remains an impressive stronghold despite its ruinous state.
The cottage is double glazed, centrally heated, and has a spacious sunroom from which to appreciate the ever-changing beauty of the loch.
The loch is now home to 25 rescued swans and has become a sanctuary.
It's a fairly twisty turny drive until you get to the top of the loch and the beach area.
There is another sturgeon being kept in captivity in a pond by a heavily bearded and formally unqualified naturalist living near Loch Ness.
The vale of Girvan, one of the most fertile tracts in the shire, is made so by the Water of Girvan, which rises in the loch of Girvan Eye, pursues a very tortuous course of 36 m.
Stevenson to be as common in Samoa (see Island Nights' Entertainments) as in Strathfinlas or on the banks of Loch Awe.
The facts of Mary's lawless marriage with Bothwell, her capture at Carberry Hill, her confinement in Loch Leven Castle, her escape, her defeat at Langside, and her fatal flight to an English prison, with the proceedings of the English Commissions, which uttered no verdict, must be read in her biography (see Mary Stuart) .
Three crannogs in Dowalton Loch, Wigtownshire, examined by Lord Lovaine in 1863, were found to be constructed of layers of fern and birch and hazel branches, mixed with boulders and penetrated by oak piles, while above all there was a surface layer of stones and soil.
The Leisure Center is erected upon reclaimed marshland while William Low 's supermarket is built on a bank of the loch.
On flat land to the west of Loch Affric, ringed by high mountains, the bothy 's location makes for a memorable week.
Your destination Loch Ossian is a small stretch of water at the heart of Rannoch Moor ringed by hills and mountains.
Back on the bus we came back on the shore road and passed the seal colony and the loch.
There is a salmon and sea trout run into the loch but NUAC retains only the rights to brown trout.
It is very secluded with views toward the hills above Loch Fada.
Legend has it that a giant serpent, similar to the Loch Ness Monster, lives in Sweden 's fifth largest lake.
A major feature of Loch Duart salmon is the strong similarity in appearance and structure to wild salmon.
Situated on the shores of Loch Carron, it is a working pottery that specializes in hand thrown table wear and commissioned pieces.
Local Geography - Loch Na Meal is located 2 km Southeast of Tobermory amid the stepped hills which dominate northern Mull.
Finally Fort Augustus is reached, at the southernmost tip of Loch Ness.
Loch Leven and Lough Neagh, for example, each support over 20,000 waterfowl, including large numbers of wintering whooper swan Cygnus cygnus.
Access is very easy, with a tarmac path all the way around the loch edge.
Virginia, from Loch Fyne in Argyll, tantalizes our taste buds with a superb selection of fresh seafood.
Scottish Natural Heritage have commissioned him to do a thorough toponymic survey of the Beinn Eighe and the Loch Maree Islands National Nature Reserves.
Fry raised in the hatchery have been planted into the tributary rivers flowing into Loch Shin for several decades.
A Tale of Two Fish Our October 2001 contribution from Jon Beer There were once two trout in a Scottish loch.
Most Highland trout angling is ` loch style ' done with traditional floating line.
It 's a fairly twisty turny drive until you get to the top of the loch and the beach area.
There are fishing, boating & water-skiing facilities on Loch Earn (Permits for fishing obtained at caravan park).
You can also visit the Discovery Kids website for all sorts of gift options related to ghosts, UFOs, Loch Ness, and more.
Aeronaut Skyride - Not so much a ride as a way to travel, this skyride travels between Banbury Cross, Rhinefeld, and Aquitaine areas, over part of the Loch Ness Monster roller coaster.
Loch Ness Monster - A Busch Gardens mainstay, Loch Ness reaches 60 mph, with plenty of loops and a tunnel.
The Loch Ness Monster typically has short lines, so you can jump on this coaster almost any time of day.
While not as venerated as the Loch Ness monster, the creature has acquired a cult following, and many a tale of El Chupacabra still causes a collective shiver through those gathered around the campfires and fireplaces of the American West.
The legend of the Loch Ness Monster is an intriguing tale of a mysterious creature living within the depths of Loch Ness in Scotland.
Although people have speculated about the existence of an unclassified creature living in Loch Ness for thousands of years, the myth did not become an international sensation until around 1933.
In this year, a permanent road was constructed near Loch Ness that made it more accessible to people.
Soon after, the media began running stories about sightings of a creature in Loch Ness.
The public was immediately intrigued by the idea of a monster residing within the waters of Loch Ness, and before long there were plenty of sightings and theories to follow.
According to Scotland Calling, a Scottish tourism website, the earliest reports of the Loch Ness Monster were from approximately 565 A.D.
According to the legend, it was in this year that a swimmer was reportedly rescued from the waters of Loch Ness after encountering a lake monster.
While this report undoubtedly captured the attention of the local residents in the area, mass media communication was not yet in place to make the Loch Ness Monster a global phenomenon.
The combination of new accessibility to Loch Ness as well as the ease of spreading news around the world culminated into a paranormal sensation.
While stories of the Loch Ness Monster seem to ebb and flow within the media, a new sighting or image of Nessie, as the creature is known, is usually all that it takes to prompt a new interest in this old legend.
Images of what may or may not be the Loch Ness Monster have been in circulation since the first photograph was distributed in 1933.
Is the legend of the Loch Ness Monster a true tale, or is it merely a fairy tale that has continued to grow as the result of mass appeal?
There is no Loch Ness Monster whatsoever, and people are either mistaking other things in the water as a monster or are making the stories up.
There is a creature living elusively in Loch Ness and has yet to be classified as a species.
The Loch Ness Monster is a paranormal phenomenon, either as the ghost of a dinosaur, an alien entity or another otherworldly being.
The main appeal of the Loch Ness Monster is that its existence has yet to be proved or disproved.
The legend continues to live on because there is no concrete evidence to conclusively state without a doubt that there is no monster living within Loch Ness.
On the other hand, sonar scans of Loch Ness have been inconclusive with no indisputable evidence pointing to a creature residing within even the deepest depths.
The Loch Ness Monster is one of many mysterious creatures that are thought to inhabit the Earth just like Sasquatch and the Chupacabra.
Legends, myths and stories abounded among the locals, but it wasn't until the 1930s that the world paid attention to the Loch Ness Monster.
Today, most scientists believe it impossible that such a large creature could continue to live in the waters of Loch Ness, but others aren't convinced.
The first known reference to a monster in or near Loch Ness, Scotland comes from sixth century legends in which a monster plagued the locals.
Through the centuries, others reported seeing a strange hump in the water or an elephant-like creature lumbering near Loch Ness or the nearby River Ness.
People who believe that a creature like this lives in Loch Ness say that the most likely explanation of such a creature is that it is a prehistoric beast that has managed to survive in the secluded area around Loch Ness.
Believers in the monster frequently visit the loch with cameras, video recorders and other equipment hoping to catch a glimpse of Nessie.
If there is one creature in the loch, there must be more in order for it to reproduce, yet no evidence exists of multiple creatures.
Modern equipment, such as radar and sonar, have also increased the likelihood that if a large, 25-foot long creature lurked in the dark waters of Loch Ness, someone would find it.
Given all of the accounts in and around the loch, is the creature real or just a clever story trumped up by the locals to increase tourism to a remote and beautiful location?
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The Legend of Nessie website lists water-based sightings within Loch Ness of a bump, a bump with a tail and even fins dating back into the 1800s, with recent sightings occurring as late as 1998.
However, many sonar contacts were recorded, and the researchers generally found the evidence to be positive that something large inhabited Loch Ness whether or not it was a descendent of a long-necked aquatic relative of a dinosaur.
Among the most frequent speculation by modern day enthusiasts is that the Loch Ness Monster is actually a plesiosaur or its descendant that survived the extinction of the dinosaurs by migrating between the sea and lochs.
However, there are multiple tales of monsters living among the various lochs in Scotland, and some of the attributes of those creatures may have been bestowed upon Nessie (the affectionate name given to the Loch Ness Monster).
Could it simply be that what lives in Loch Ness will never be explained?
Learn more about the legend of Nessie, the Loch Ness mysteries and decide for yourself.
Topics range from debunking rumors about the Loch Ness Monster, Bigfoot and psychics such as Sylvia Brown to historical explorations of past researchers like Harry Houdini.
Most of the claims that are investigated by Gates and his team are reports of creatures or strange animals of legend, such as the yeti or the Loch Ness Monster.
Ardrishaig (pop. 1285), a seaport on the west of the mouth of Loch Gilp, is the east terminus of the Crinan Canal.
Carlingwark Loch contains several islets, on one of which is a crannog, or ancient lake dwelling.
According to Dr Jakob Jakobsen, the name means the voe (waa) of the skollas, or booths, occupied by the men who came to attend the meeting of the ling, or open-air law court, which assembled in former days on an island in the Loch of Tingwall (hence its name), about 3 m.
Even pure waters, however, such as that of Loch Katrine (which forms the Glasgow supply), act so slowly, at least on such lead pipes as have already been in use for some time, that there is no danger in using short lead service pipes even for them, if the taps are being constantly used.
The earth and debris from the excavation of the sites for the houses in this and adjoining streets had been " dumped " in the centre of the drained Nor' Loch.
It lies at the north-eastern end of Loch Linnhe, an arm of the sea, about 62 m.
This result was not, however, achieved before President Kruger had done his utmost to induce Sir Henry Loch to promise some revision in favour of the Transvaal of the London Convention.
In May 1895, on the urgent representations of Sir Henry Loch, the British government annexed Tongaland, including Kosi Bay, thus making the British and Portuguese boundaries conterminous on the coast of south-east Africa.
It is delightfully situated at the south-western extremity of Loch Ness, about 30 m.
He was afterwards rector of Abbreochy, Loch Ness, and later held a chantry in the cathedral of Norway.
The boundary between the counties of Perth and Stirling runs from Glengyle, at the head of the lake, down the centre to a point opposite Stronachlachar from which it strikes to the south-western shore towards Loch Arklet.
The loch, which has a south-easterly trend, is about 8 m.
The loch contains seven islands.
The two ends of the loch are wholly dissimilar in character, the scenery of the upper extremity being majestic, while that of the lower half is pastoral and tame.
Other experiments in inductive telegraphy were made by Preece, aided by the officials of the British Postal Telegraph Service, in Glamorganshire in 1887; at Loch Ness in Scotland in 1892; on Conway Sands in 1893; and at Frodsham, on the Dee, in 1894.
Steamers make the tour of the loch, starting from Balloch and calling at Balmaha, Luss, Rowardennan, Tarbet, Inversnaid and Ardlui.
It is an important harbour in connexion with the Loch Fyne herring-fishery, and there is also a distillery.
Loch Dilate lies 11 m.
For fully three-fourths of its length Loch Shiel has a south-westerly direction, but at Eilean Fhianain (Finnan's Island) it strikes towards the west.
It receives the Finnan and other small streams and discharges by the Shiel to the salt-water Loch Moidart.
It is situated at the head of Loch Ryan, an arm of the North Channel (Irish Sea), 59 m.
The oyster beds, for which Loch Ryan was once noted, are not cultivated, but the fisheries (white fish and herrings) are still of some consequence.
It stood on the banks of a small loch and was known as the Monastery of the Green Lake from the mass of confervae with which the water was continually covered.
This was replaced by several castles in succession, of which one - Castle Dounie - was taken by Cromwell and burned by the duke of Cumberland in 1746, the conflagration being witnessed from a neighbouring hill by Simon, Lord Lovat, before his capture on Loch Morar.
It is traversed by the Grampian mountains and watered by the Tay, Tummel, Garry, Tilt, Bruar and other streams. Glen Garry and Glen Tilt are the chief glens, and Loch Rannoch and Loch Tummel the principal lakes.
An island in Loch Awe has a Celtic legend containing the principal features of Arthurian story; but in this case the word is "berries" instead of "apples."
It is situated on a platform of conglomerate rock forming a promontory at the south-west of the entrance to Loch Etive and is surrounded on three sides by the sea.
On the coast of Loch Nell, or Ardmucknish Bay, is the vitrified fort of Beregonium, not to be confounded with Rerigonium (sometimes miscalled Berigonium) on Loch Ryan in Wigtownshire - a town of the Novantae Picts, identified with Innermessan.
Kenneth is alleged to have brought the Stone of Destiny, on which the Celtic kings were crowned, from Dunstaffnage Castle on Loch Etive, and to have deposited it in Scone, whence it was conveyed to Westminster Abbey (where it lies beneath the Coronation Chair) by Edward I.
The older are Princes Street Gardens, covering the old Nor' Loch, Calton Hill, the Meadows and the Bruntsfield Links.
In winter the game of curling is played on Duddingston Loch, and Dunsappie, St Margaret's Loch, Lochend and other sheets of water are covered with skaters.
This led to a protest, and eventually a visit to Pretoria, from Sir Henry Loch the high commissioner.
Mary was, on the 21st of June 1567, a prisoner in Loch Leven Castle.
Two miles north-west of Callander is the Pass of Leny, "the gate of the Highlands," and farther in the same direction is Loch Lubnaig, on the shores of which stand the ruins of St Bride's chapel.
From the west the loch receives the Inveruglas, the Douglas, the Luss, the Finlas and the Fruin.
It is situated on Carlingwark Loch, 191 m.
In the centre is a bold rock, crowned by the castle, between which and the new town lies a ravine that once contained the Nor' Loch, but is now covered with the gardens of Princes Street.
Jameson and his men were conveyed to Pretoria as prisoners, and subsequently handed over to the high commissioner (Sir Hercules Robinson, who had succeeded Sir Henry Loch in June 1895).
The St Fillan whose feast is kept on the 20th of June had churches dedicated to his honour at Ballyheyland, Queen's county, Ireland, and at Loch Earn, Perthshire.
William Gilpin, who is so admirable in all that relates to landscapes, and usually so correct, standing at the head of Loch Fyne, in Scotland, which he describes as "a bay of salt water, sixty or seventy fathoms deep, four miles in breadth," and about fifty miles long, surrounded by mountains, observes, "If we could have seen it immediately after the diluvian crash, or whatever convulsion of nature occasioned it, before the waters gushed in, what a horrid chasm must it have appeared!
So much for the increased horrors of the chasm of Loch Fyne when emptied.
The river Awe, issuing from the north-western horn of the loch, affords excellent trout and salmon fishing.
Inversnaid is the point of arrival and departure for the Trossachs coaches, and here, too, there is a graceful waterfall, fed by the Arklet from the loch of that name, 22 m.
In 1763 the first North Bridge, connecting the Old Town with the sloping ground on which afterwards stood the Register House and the theatre in Shakespeare Square, was opened; a little later the Nor' Loch was partially drained, and the bridging of the Cowgate in 1785 encouraged expansion southwards.
Part of the shore is skirted by the West Highland railway, opened in 1894, which has stations on the loch at Tarbet and Ardlui, and Balloch is the terminus of the lines from Dumbarton and from Stirling via Buchlyvie.
There are other interesting places on Loch Etive, an arm of the sea, measuring 194 m.
But if, using the shortest diameter of Loch Fyne, we apply these proportions to Walden, which, as we have seen, appears already in a vertical section only like a shallow plate, it will appear four times as shallow.
Inversnaid was in the heart of the Macgregor country, and the name of Rob Roy is still given to his cave on the loch side a mile to the north and to his prison 3 m.
One mile west of Lerwick is Clickimin Loch, separated from the sea by a narrow strip of land.