Updated: Apr 12, 2019
Loch Ness Living has been percolating in our brains for a while now and we felt it was finally time to get off our bums and launch it to the wider world. We both run a couple of different ventures (Loch Ness Knitting and Loch Ness Drone Photography) and we found that many of our projects overlapped and the combination of these led us down the route of running workshops and tours via the AirBnB Experience platform. One of the big issues surrounding this, and one that our customers often mention, is sustainability. Everything we do has an impact on the environment and we feel that it’s important to bring that awareness to the forefront of our work. Dwynwen dyes yarn from material foraged locally and the walking tours I run very much focus on the environment and what we can do collectively to reduce our impact locally and in the wider world. It’s still very much a learning experience for us and along the way we’ll likely make mistakes... but we’ll learn from these. If we don’t screw up from time to time we’re probably not trying hard enough!
The other focus is on local businesses and forging relationships with people who live and work in and around Loch Ness. We will be posting interviews with those who have been kind en0ugh to talk to us; everyone from local craftspeople to event organisers, politicians, business owners and media execs. The idea is that you get a flavour of what’s going on in the area. Loch Ness is so much more than a certain monster that resides in the Loch! Although she certainly has a part to play in all this and it would be daft to ignore the tourist revenue Nessie brings to the loch. Myths and legends are one of the many things that attract visitors to the area and we believe it (buzzphrase alert!) adds value to the visitor experience.
We look forward to hearing your views and meeting you when you choose to visit us in Drumnadrochit.