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Nessie in the news

Nessie is in the news somewhere in the world pretty much every day - just put a google search on and you'll see what we mean. Here's some highlights from past years though.....

2nd August 2014 - Loch Ness Monster beats 100m record

In the week when Nessie welcomes the world to Scotland as part of the opening ceremony for the Commonwealth Games, she’s gone on to beat a two year old world record

A Nessie shaped two man pedalo smashed the world record time for a 100m sprint at Caley Marina in Inverness today in a time of 1 minute 36.94. Andrew ‘Freddie’ Flintoff and fellow cricketer Steve Harmison set the previous record  1 minute 58.62 in March 2012

The record was broken by Nico Kirby and Ed Foster from London who hope to now take the pedalo through the Caledonian canal and then around the north of Scotland to raise money for charity. Shaving more than 20 seconds off the record, the attempt was confirmed by the Guinness Book of records who witnessed the sprint near Loch Ness

Nico, Ed and crew Natasha Kirby and Sholto Morgan will now take on some of the most chjallenging seas in the UK as they hope to raise £250,000 for Parkinson’s and Cancer charities.

Gary Campbell, President of the Loch Ness Monster Fan Club said “it was great seeing Nessie beat a world record to add to the top Scots who are having a record breaking Commonwealth Games. She’s a bit slower than Usain Bolt but she is a very old lady after all”

February 2014

When Nessie was reported missing in early 2014, this was some of the global reaction:

BBC

Toronto Sun

The Independent

The Daily Record

The Inverness Courier

The Scotsman

The Herald

The Daily Express

The Daily Star

The Daily Mirror

Huffington Post

International Business Times,

Edmonton Sun

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