The once tiny picturesque village has set its sights on a huge expansion to become a town servicing the Highland city of Inverness. Houses are being built by the hundreds with new plans tabled all the time. Not everyone is happy as tourists have been attracted to the spot for decades and now the fear is that they may head for other greener more unspoiled climes.
There was a lot of concern that one of the finest buildings in Drumnadrochit, the beautiful former supermarket and takeaway / restaurant would go for good since Scotmid move into a plush bespoke new building on the opposite side of the road.
But, great news! It’s on the market as a renovation project so hopefully a lick of paint will see it shine again in all its glory!
If you want to buy this unique opportunity check out the details here.
“Loch of The Irish: Fourth sighting of Loch Ness Monster this year recorded by Irishman who has now spotted Nessie twice in just one month
Regular Loch Ness webcam watcher Eoin O Faodhagain has had the fourth record – and his second of the year – accepted by the official Loch Ness Monster Sightings Register”. See more in The Sun newspaper!
Here at Nessie on the Net! and Scotland’s Officially Original Loch Ness Live Cams we were delighted to work with a team from Japan who flew over and solved the mystery of Nessie. They captured images of the monster and their programme is one of the most popular on Japanese television.
The old Townhouse in Inverness has recently been completely refurbished and is now one of the finest buildings in the Highland capital. Today, the President Of The Official Loch Ness Monster Fan Club gave a sell-out public lecture on the Nessie and the myths and legends of Inverness and its surroundings.
It’s an eyesore that once came top in a list of all the things the locals wanted doing in the area: “#1. Demolishing the carbuncle”.
But it has done sterling service for many decades and we salute its passing. The facilities it provided were essential for the village but there is no getting around the fact, it is absolutely hideous.
We salute the old shop but now it’s time for a brave new world with a shop complete with cafe, laptop and smartphone charging, a bakery, hot dogs and even an ice cream machine. You can self scan your check-out, it has it all!
Any day now we are promising it will be razed to the ground and it has already been replaced by a spanking brand new architect designed green Scotmid across the road.
We’ve been contacted by Keith Graham who has written a new sci-fi novel called “The Tacharan A Story of Loch Ness”. It looks like a great story with a very original twist and he needs help to get it published so please, check out his page at Kickstarter. Thanks!
There is no doubt that it’s served the village well, but the design of the old village shop has divided the community with many calling for its swift demolition and others pleading for it to be retained as a monument to Brutalist architecture.
Whatever your view, there is little doubt that the bespoke new premises will offer a much more modern and vibrant shopping experience. The futuristic environmental new Scotmid store is due to open in five day’s time (on Friday 25th January).
According to probably the world’s leading Loch Ness Monster Expert, Mikko, Nessie maybe facing extinction due to a combination of low frequency noise from wind turbines and road salting. Read all about it in today’s The Sun newspaper.
Caroline Barnett, 42, from Farmborough, near Bath, says she was watching the our Officially Original Loch Ness Webcam and may have videoed Nessie. Read the story and watch the video in The Sun newspaper.