Inverness in the Scottish Highlands is a small and pretty city but shocking statistics were released a little while ago suggesting that 53% of all retail spending in it goes into the coffers of the three Tesco supermarkets. One of them is a huge hypermarket in the out-of-town development on the Aberdeen road.
Now Tesco wants to build a fourth superstore but many local people think this is too much. The High Street is already suffering as little shops go to the wall and an online petition has been set up to try to stop the development.
Channel 4 sent up a satellite truck and reporters from London to interview Mikko live at Loch Ness on 16th January…and guess what? They got stuck!!! However, the broadcast was a great success – click here to read all about this amazing day and here to read the Press & Journal story!!!
They were enchanted but what’s it all about? Watch this space?
News has emerged that Nessie the Loch Ness Monster is living in fear of a bearded Taleban-style regime that seems sworn to make people give up their own beliefs that she exists and is alive and well in Scotland. “It really isn’t fair”, said Nessie. “I have been living in Loch Ness since the last ice age and yet some much fresher upstarts think they can just grow a beard, put on a serious face and a mock-posh accent and tell my followers that I am not real. Personally I think they are a bunch of formally unqualified, bearded fundamentalist Taleban look-alikes who are hell-bent on imposing their own quasi-religious, pseudo-scientific anti-Nessie claptrap on my followers. So I’m asking all my friends out there to rebel against them and to boycott them and make sure the world knows that I do exist. Just ask all the people who have seen me with their own eyes!”
Civil servants working under the Thatcher government in Whitehall drew up plans to track down Nessie the Loch Ness Monster with dolphins. New documents released under the Freedom of Information Act reveal that the truth is stranger than fiction!
From today’s Sunday Times: “Now declassified government files, released under the Freedom of Information Act, reveal that the government was prepared to incur the wrath of animal rights groups in its quest to establish the truth about the monster.
This was reported in The Times.
Newly released papers under the Freedom of Information Act show that she is officially believed to exist and a lot of government time and money has been invested in her protection:
This was reported in The Sunday Times.
from all of us at Nessie’s official Loch Ness research project, Nessie on the Net!