Karen Gillan to lead search for Loch Ness monster

Former Doctor Who actress records commentary for boat tour...

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Karen Gillan, former Doctor Who companion and most Scottish person ever, could only get more Scottish if her skin turned tartan and she hosted a tour of Loch Ness.

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The star of Guardians of the Galaxy has recorded a new commentary for a tour of the loch (pronounced locchhh –like a Klingon– not lake or lock). A native of the nearby city of Inverness, Gillan’s commentary will be heard by passengers of Jacobite cruises from mid-July. Look, here she is trying the tour out for herself.

The tour will centre around another legendary Inverness native: Nessie, the Loch Ness monster. The creature – said by some (local pub landlords) to be a plesiosaur is supposed to hide in the deep peat-clouded waters of the loch. Eye witness descriptions vary, but usually go something like this:

Despite frequent searches by monster enthusiasts such as the BBC royal correspondent Nicholas Witchell, Nessie has thus far only been spotted in blurry hoax photographs…and on Google Maps.

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