NESSIE hunters can now keep their eyes peeled for the Loch Ness Monster from the comfort of their own home 365 days a year, thanks to the installation of five new webcams.

Visit Inverness Loch Ness (VILN) has installed the cameras along Loch Ness, at Craigdarroch Hotel, Foyers; Drovers Lodge near Drumnadrochit; Shoreland Lodges Fort Augustus; Loch Ness Clansman Hotel; and Airanloch B&B, Lochend. Live feeds will be available to watch from VILN’s website.

VILN’s CEO Michael Golding said: “We are delighted to be able to provide live footage of the beautiful Loch Ness every day of the year.

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“For people all over the world to watch Loch Ness through the changing seasons and get a glimpse of the beautiful scenery and abundant wildlife is very special. Of course, the webcams will also give Nessie fans another way of spotting our elusive and most popular resident!”

Karl Engel from Airanloch B&B added: “We are lucky enough to get a stunning view of Loch Ness every day, and we never tire of it. To have one of the webcams here, knowing it is being watched by potentially millions of people around the world is amazing, and we hope it inspires people to visit Inverness and Loch Ness.”

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Chris Taylor, VisitScotland regional leadership director, said: “Loch Ness is renowned the world over for its most elusive resident, Nessie, but these cameras will also give people from around the world the chance to see how beautiful the loch and its surrounds are, as well as possibly spotting some local wildlife – on or off the water!

“Having the opportunity to see Loch Ness from so many different viewpoints will inspire more potential visitors to travel to this beautiful part of the Highlands.

“In Scotland’s Year of Stories, it is great to see Visit Inverness Loch Ness offering people around the globe the chance to catch sight of Nessie – the subject of so many myths, tales and stories over the years.