An image of Nessie, the Loch Ness Monster of Scotland
An article in The Christian Science Monitor examines whether it's good to promote a myth, or to tell the truth:
If you're selling a serpent, or rather a mythical serpent, how much spin is too much?Read the rest ( I especially like the part about where many Nessie sightings have come from): Loch Ness monster: How much spin is too much spin? Christian Science Monitor>>
That seems to be gist of the latest Loch Ness monster spat.
Tourism is big business in the Scottish Highlands. And nothing draws folks to Scotland's second-longest lake like a good Loch Ness monster sighting.
But two local businessmen have set off a tempest in a serpent's teapot over how honest to be with tourists about whether there is – or isn't – a sea monster in Loch Ness.
George Edwards, who runs Loch Ness Cruises, complained that some of the other members of the Drumnadrochit, Scotland, Chamber of Commerce are leaving tourists - especially those visiting the Loch Ness Centre - with the impression that the Loch Ness monster is just a "myth."
That, in his opinion, is bad for business.