Loch Ness

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Ness, Loch

(lŏkh), lake, 22 mi (35 km) long, Highland, N central Scotland, in the Great GlenGreat Glen
or Glen More,
valley, 60 mi (97 km) long, Highland, N central Scotland, extending from Moray Firth SW to Loch Linnhe. It was formed by a fault in the earth's surface.
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. More than 700 ft (213 m) deep and ice free, it is fed by the Oich and other streams and drained by the Ness to the Moray Firth. It forms part of the Caledonian CanalCaledonian Canal,
waterway, c.60 mi (100 km) long, cutting across Highland, N Scotland, from Moray Firth to Loch Linnhe by way of the Great Glen. It was built in two phases (1803–22 and 1843–47; opened 1822) to save shallow-draft vessels the circuitous route around N
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. By volume, Loch Ness is the largest freshwater lake in Great Britain.

Since Dec., 1933, when newspapers published accounts of a "monster," 40 to 50 ft (12–15 m) long, said to have been seen in the loch, there have been several alleged sightings; the legend dates back to A.D. 565. As a result of the publicity, Loch Ness has become a major tourist attraction. In 1994 a famous 1934 photograph was revealed to be a hoax.

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The results will be unveiled at the Loch Ness Centre at Drumnadrochit.
Thanks to its long history, the Lovat Loch Ness has been a welcome stop-off for hikers and cyclists tackling the long-distance path since it opened in 2002.
The Loch Ness RNLI team said a large number of people at the water could overstretch its resources.
The photo that D'Amico is referring to is Surgeon's photo, the most famous picture of the Loch Ness Monster, which surfaced in 1933.
According to Scottish belief, Loch Ness is inhabited by a creature known as Nessie or the Loch Ness Monster. The Official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register, which keeps a record of every possible glimpse of the rumored Nessie, states there have now been nearly 1,000 reported sightings in the last few years.
"The Loch Ness swim is two miles longer than the channel but at least there's no swell.
Olap Flori, vice president of European football governing body UEFA, says the club's 2015 Scottish Cup win and Lionel Nessie can put the Loch Ness Monsters on the world football map.
23 August 2017 - UK-based wind farm investor Greencoat UK Wind plc (LSE: UKW) has acquired Corriegarth Wind Farm near Loch Ness from Invenergy Renewables LLC for a total consideration of approximately GBP 181m (USD 231.58m), the company said.
Known as the Surgeon's Photograph, it soon became the most iconic symbol of the Loch Ness Monster, even though it was exposed much later as an elaborate hoax.
Dr Denys Tucker fell foul of the academic establishment when he wrote in the New Scientist magazine of seeing an "unnamed animal" breach the surface of Loch Ness on a trip to Scotland in 1959.