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Scottish Canals to give away 'Nessie food' in Fort Augustus over the school holidays


By Louise Glen

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Make a wish as you throw the food into the loch.
Make a wish as you throw the food into the loch.

The first 25 children to visit the Caledonian Canal Centre each day during the school holidays are going to be given bags of Nessie food.

News of the give away at the Fort Augustus centre comes only days after sonar detected something many believe to be proof of the Loch Ness monster.

Making the free food a little bit more magical for kids, Scottish Canals officers are claiming there is a ceremony involved in throwing the food for Nessie.

Caledonian Canal Centre’s Destination Manager, Alice Gibbs, said: "The first step is to close your eyes and count to 10. Secondly, jump three times. The final step is to take a handful of the magic food and make a wish as you throw it into the loch.

"It’s a truly magical concoction and we hope it brings our visitors lots of good fortune and fun.”

Nessie food with instructions.
Nessie food with instructions.

The Caledonian Canal Centre will give away 25 packets of food to the first 25 children who come in each day. Though there’s one catch – children must relay the secret password: “Nessie Nibbles.”

Nessie food will be available at the centre from Saturday 10 to Sunday October 25.

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