Loch Ness in World Heritage Bid
World Heritage status is being sought from the United Nations for Loch Ness and the Great Glen.
Destination Loch Ness, a group made up of businesses associated with the area, will make an application to Unesco for the designation.
There are already bids from Scotland for the internationally-recognised protection to be given to the Antonine Wall and Culloden Battlefield.
In the UK, Stonehenge and St Kilda have the status. If successful, Loch Ness and the Great Glen site would also join the Great Wall of China, Pyramids of Egypt and Australia's Great Barrier Reef on the list.
There are four lochs in the Great Glen, with Loch Ness the most famous. The monstrous creature first sighted by Saint Columba in the 6th Century. Drumnadrochit has two Loch Ness Monster exhibitions, both open daily all year but with restricted hours in winter. LOCH NESS MONSTER WEBCAMS - CLICK HERE
Scotland’s Roman Antonine Wall built in about 140AD for Emperor Antoninus Pius as the furthest north west boundary of the Roman Empire, the 37 mile wall stretches from Carriden on the Forth to Old Kilpatrick on the Clyde and is Scotland’s largest historic monument.
Culloden Battlefield located 6 miles (9 km) east of Inverness, on 16 April 1746 Culloden was the site of the final bloody defeat of Bonnie Prince Charlie's 1745 uprising and the last battle to be fought on British soil.
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