The figurine measures approximately
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LOCH NESS - a few facts...
Ness is the second-deepest Loch in Scotland at 740 feet. It is so deep that London's BT Tower would be
completely submerged if it was dropped into the Loch. (Loch Morar is the deepest freshwater body
in the British Isles, with a maximum depth of 1,017 ft.)
Ness lies along the Great Glen Fault, which forms a line of weakness in the rocks which in
turn has been excavated by glacial erosion, forming the Great Glen and the basins of Loch Lochy,
Loch Oich and Loch Ness.
* The Loch has around 40 rivers and burns (the Scottish word for small
stream) running into it.
* It contains more water than
all the lakes in England and Wales put together.
*The Loch is about twenty-two and
half miles in length, and stretches south from Dores, which is 5 miles outside of Inverness, to Fort
* The volume of water contained in Loch Ness is so
large that 10 times the world population could be submerged beneath the water.
* The bottom of the loch is particularly smooth, and
has been compared to a bowling green.
* There is a large amount of peat in the soil
surrounding the loch; as a result, the Loch water is very murky, and visibility is normally only about 4
* The only island on Loch Ness is Cherry
Island, visible at its southwestern end, near Fort Augustus. It is a crannog, which is a
form of artificial island. (Most crannogs were constructed during the Iron Age.)
* The Monster... much has been said and written
about Nessie; the earliest record is reputed to be that in 565AD, St Colomba saw the Loch Ness monster. He supposedly rescued a man who was being attacked by the
monster; so this was the first recorded sighting in history.
* The sightings have in some cases been backed up by
photographs, the most famous (or infamous) of which is The Surgeon's Photograph. Supposedly
taken on April 19, 1934 by A British gynecologist called Robert Kenneth Wilson, it was a hoax. Details of how
the photo was accomplished were published in the 1999 book, 'Nessie – the Surgeon’s Photograph Exposed'.
Essentially, it was a toy submarine with a head and neck made of plastic wood.
There is a vast amount of information about Loch Ness
available on the internet, and many sites to see; one we found and like is called "Legend of Nessie". Click on
her image to be taken to the site.