First Nessie Sighting of the Year – caught via our LiveCam AGAIN!

The World has gone mad for it as veteran Loch Ness Monster spotter claims to have captured this year’s first registered webcam sighting of the fabled beast.

Nessie spotted on Loch Ness LiveCams
Nessie spotted on our Loch Ness Livecam

Hospital clerk Eoin O’Faodhagain (56), from County Donegal in Ireland, captured footage of what he believes was Nessie at 3.26 pm on March 23.

This marks the first great sighting of our resident cryptozoological Loch Ness Monster, Nessie, via our Nessie on The Net Loch Ness LiveCams.

You can read the full story in the Inverness Courier and it’s going global.

Keep believing and and keep hunting for Nessie!

We Salute The Decades Of Service By Brutalist Public Conveniences That Graced Loch Ness

These were happier times before global catastrophes and woe filled the news everyday. Drumnadrochit was a siple little village with simple pleasures like hunting for Nessie, a pastime enjoyed by many locals and visitors alike.

Of course lengthy monster hunting meant that a state-of-the-art public convenience (WC or toilet) was required and so an award winning brutalist masterpiece was created that rivalled the old supermarket. You can see the attention to detail and the careful maintenance that kept this cherished building flush with success for so long.

Dumnadrochit Loos
Award winning Brutalist loos serviced the area for years.

Sometimes queues of people formed between the loo and the bus stop as people were eager to try out its comfy environs. But alas, eventually it’s time passed and the thunder box was demolished with a small ceremony but lives on in village folklore. It was a Loch Ness Monster, worthy of the name.

Loch Ness Monster supports campaign to save alpaca Geronimo’s life

It’s incredibly cruel: The UK government is seeking to murder Geronimo a lovable alpaca and its owner has fought and sadly lost a £50,000 ($80,000) legal action. You can help by watching the live vigil aimed at deterring officials from arriving with their bolt gun.

News: It is with great sadness that we report that the government murdered Geronimo on 31st August 2021. RIP Geronimo.

Sign the Petition To Save Geronimo’s Life (now closed).

Read more in The Metro newspaper.

Toxic Cyanobacteria (Blue-Green Algae) May be Thriving in Loch Ness

The terrifying slime is killing water bodies around the world and can paralyse or even kill swimmers. Now traces of it have been discovered on shorelines around Loch Ness.

Algae
Toxic Algae in Loch Ness

Speaking exclusively to this blog, a concerned local has hit out at what he describes as “the mother of all cover-ups”. He said, “I approached various agencies concerned with the loch and they all warned me off. One told me that I was “a dangerous nutter” and another said, “beware of dark forces, pal.”

However, the local man said he would continue to pursue this new Loch Ness Monster and vowed, “I won’t keep quiet until highly qualified academics like Professor Kettle investigate and report. If there is something that could cause harm then it needs to be out in the open”.

Inverness multiple rapist sentenced to 15 years prison

(Update: The Sun reports this Scottish multiple rapist sex beast was set to rent out AirBnBs to fund his “new life” on the run in the USA).

Kim Vincent aka Kim Avis convicted rapist
Inverness Multiple Rapist Jailed for 15 Years

Once dubbed by some Highland Councillors as “no finer ambassador for Inverness”, street peddler and “musician” Kim Avis aka Kim Gordon aka Kim Vincent or “Kem” has been sentenced to 15 years in prison

Avis raped and molested victims during a decade-long campaign of sex crimes in the Scottish Highlands.

A judge told him at the High Court in Edinburgh: “You then effectively went on the run before US Marshals, unpersuaded that you were dead, tracked you down in Colorado.”

Lord Sandison added: “You were for many years a very well-known street trader in Inverness, busking and selling jewellery from your market stall.”

The judge said that as he understood it, Avis had even received “some sort of good citizen award”.

But Lord Sandison said there was another side to him and the author of a background report prepared on the sex offender had described him as “a controlling and dominant personality”.

He was found guilty of a total of 13 offences of rape, attempted rape, sexual assault and indecency.

He was also found guilty of failing to appear at the High Court in Edinburgh in March, 2019, for proceedings in the case. He was detained in the US in July that year.

Lord Sandison jailed Avis for 12 years for the sex crimes he committed and imprisoned him for a further three years for failing to appear in court.

The judge said of the latter decision: “I regard this as a very serious example of the offence.”

Avis has also been placed indefinitely on the sex offenders’ register.

Police Scotland praised his victims for the “courage, strength and dignity” they had shown throughout the investigation and court case.

More in: Press & Journal

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Inverness Busker Up In Court For Multiple Alleged Rapes

Now he is appearing before the High Court in Glasgow and a jury is considering the evidence.

Kim Avis Kim Gordon
On trial for rapes

Kim Avis or Kem Vincent (he appears to have many aliases) is a former street busker and peddler who frequented the Inverness High Street. He is alleged to have raped several women and an attempted rape of a 12 year old girl. He is additionally charged with sexually assaulting an 11 year old girl. He initially fled Scotland as a fugitive to the USA where the US Marshalls hunted him down and returned him to jail (on remand) in Glasgow.

Early evidence from one woman at the trial included her description of how he is alleged to have forced her to watch in a mirror as he raped her. The trial continues.

More in The Inverness Courier.

Kim Avis trial: Accused reportedly “in trance” during alleged sex attack in static caravan, near to Inverness, High Court hears

Kim Avis was said to have pounced after the pair had been at a car boot sale near Inverness in May 2016.

The 57-year-old later apparently claimed he knew he had “done wrong”.

More in The Press and Journal.

Alleged multiple rapist, Kim Avis of Inverness, due in court

Kim Avis Kim Gordon
Kim Gordon – Alleged Rapist

Inverness busker Kim Avis (aka Kim Vincent aka Kim Gordon) is accused of raping three women, attempting to rape a young girl and sexually assaulting another young girl, breach of the peace and threatening and abusive behaviour. He also allegedly skipped bail to go on the run as a fugitive in the USA and was eventually hunted down and cornered by US Marshals. He denies all charges.

Mr. Avis has been held on remand in prison in Glasgow and is now listed to appear to face the High Court in early April 2021.

More in the Strathspey and Badenoch Herald and the local Press & Journal.

Loch Ness Monster village suffers body blow to eyesore.

Drumnadrochit Brutalist Masterpiece
Drumnadrochit’s Brutalist Masterpiece

It is the news many locals have been dreading ever since the supermarket moved to new premises – the beautiful 1960s building it used to occupy has been dubbed “an eyesore” and will now be demolished.

A spokesperson for The Silent Majority said, “we’re gutted. This old shop has been a real focal point in the village and attracted architectural students from around the world. We even had an offer to Twin it with some fortified military bunkers in The Lebanon, which share a lot of its style and features. Now it’s going to be pulled down in scenes reminiscent of the old village public toilet that was cruelly demolished without ceremony and is now all but forgotten.”

Many Loch Ness Research projects and expeditions have used the fish and chip shop that was also located in the much loved monstrous carbuncle and all of that history will now be lost as well. Professor Kettle said, “it’s just so sad. This building oozes history and it’s loss will be felt right across the Loch Ness and cryptozoological community. I had hoped that a rich investor would step in and save the building but that now looks unlikely”.

Stunning Brutalist Building
Loch Ness Beauty

A local chief said, “we have some plans to make a permanent photographic exhibition of the old shop in the new village car park but it’s all in the early stages at the moment and we would have previously sought funding from The Highlands of Scotland Tourist Board (HOST) but they’ve got their own problems now”.

There have been rumours that a lottery is to be held with top prize consisting of the right to press the button on the charges used to raze the carbuncle to the ground. “It’s in the cards but there is still a lot of disagreement about if it’s appropriate and who would get the charity money. One idea is to award it to The Bewildered Trust For Confused Marine Animals or to the UN Yeti Relief Fund (UNYRF).

You can read more about the shocking bomb shell in The Inverness Courier.

The Hum – SSE power told to fix it

The Hum
Devastating Hum

It’s the scourge of The Highlands and blights Loch Ness.

There are even fears that it may have killed Nessie or driven her away.

Known as The Hum, it is a low frequency dull buzzing sound that some people hear or “feel” and it is thought to be generated by electrical generators in wind farms, hydro electric turbines and sub stations.

Clan Chief Lord Lovat complained that he is sometimes unable to sleep due to a ringing in his ears and said, “If people don’t take it seriously the next you know is SSE will be building a station next to your house, it will create a noise and they will get away with it. It’s in the public interest to hold their feet to the fire and everyone is protected by the rules that they are not adhering to.”

A local community councillor said, “If people don’t take it seriously the next you know is SSE will be building a station next to your house, it will create a noise and they will get away with it. It’s in the public interest to hold their feet to the fire and everyone is protected by the rules that they are not adhering to.”

Other locals are worried The Hum may be causing tinnitus.

You can read more or this devastating threat to public health here.

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