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St Columbia Reports Seeing Monster In Loch Ness

St Columbia Reports Seeing Monster In Loch Ness

According to a biography of St. Columbia published in 565 AD, the Loch Ness Monster caused terror throughout the community when it bit one swimmer and was ready to attack another. However, when the saint travelled to the Loch, he warned the beast to “go back” and the monster obliged, only ever being glimpsed ever since. It is thought that this story is influenced by ancient Scottish folklore, which has a real interest in water creatures and aquatic mythology! The legend began to grow in the early 1930s, when a road was built that afforded travellers an unobstructed view of the water and people reported seeing  “dragons and prehistoric monsters”. There have been many attempts to prove the existence of ‘Nessie’, the most famous of which was the big-game hunter Marmaduke Wetherell, but his searches were largely in vein.

Enjoy our Nessie themed activities below…

Activity Ideas:

  • Test you knowledge with our mythical creatures quiz – here
  • Draw your own Loch Ness Monster with our activity – here 
  • Take a virtual tour of beautiful North Scotland – here