Loch Ness Monster face masks fly the flag for Highlands during downturn
Get the Ross-shire Journal sent to your inbox every week and swipe through an exact replica of the day's newspaper
As an expert in social distancing Loch Ness’s most elusive resident is a suitable addition to a new set of face coverings.
Nessie will be promoting Highland tourism – as well as highlighting social distancing due to the pandemic – on hundreds of face masks made exclusively for Drumnadrochit-based hospitality and catering firm Cobbs.
The company intends to flag up the area’s tourism industry by sending masks to politicians including Prime Minister Boris Johnston, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Scotland’s finance secretary Kate Forbes, as well as Outlander actor Sam Heughan.
Willie Cameron, a tourism ambassador who is also involved with Cobbs, said: “Tourism has taken such a big hit, we thought it would be a novel way to promote Loch Ness and the Highlands.”
The face coverings should be available next week in Cobbs' outlets and cafés, including the Loch Ness Clansman Hotel at Brackla.