Loch Ness

Loch Ness is a large, deep, freshwater loch in the Scottish Highlands running approximately 37 kilometres southwest of Inverness.  It is the second largest Scottish loch by surface areas after Loch Lomond and largest by volume; its deepest point is 230 metres.  It contains more fresh water than all the lakes in England and Wales combined.  Ness is of course best known for alleged sightings of the Loch Ness Monster, also known as ‘Nessie’.  Nessie is a cryptid creature, i.e. one whose existence has been suggested but not discovered by the scientific community, which regards Nessie as a modern-day myth.  Despite this, it remains one of the most famous monsters in the world!  

The main Loch Ness tartan was designed and exclusively handwoven under licence in Harris Tweed by Donald John MacKay, Isle of Skye. It was designed by Donald John for Mrs Rosemary Samios, of Skye.  Whilst officially a 'fashion' tartan, it may be becoming accepted as a district tartan for the area. Apparently also used by the Broomhedge pipe band in Ireland.

Choose from one of the Loch Ness tartans listed below: