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Scotland “Nessie”

A Discover-Europe Series Achievement

Scotland is a country that is part of the United Kingdom. Covering the northern third of the island of Great Britain, mainland Scotland has a 96-mile border with England to the southeast and is otherwise surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the north and west, the North Sea to the northeast, and the Irish Sea to the south. The country also contains more than 790 islands, principally in the archipelagos of the Hebrides and the Northern Isles. Most of the population, including the capital Edinburgh, is concentrated in the Central Belt – the plain between the Scottish Highlands and the Southern Uplands – in the Scottish Lowlands.

The Kingdom of Scotland emerged as an independent sovereign state in the 9th century and continued to exist until 1707. By inheritance in 1603, James VI of Scotland became King of England and Ireland, thus forming a personal union of the three kingdoms. Scotland subsequently entered into a political union with the Kingdom of England in 1707 to create the new Kingdom of Great Britain. The union also created the Parliament of Great Britain, which succeeded both the Parliament of Scotland and the Parliament of England. In 1801, the Kingdom of Great Britain entered into a political union with the Kingdom of Ireland to create the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

Scotland is a land of myths and legends. The stories of Scotland have inspired writers, artists, and poets for centuries. Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson both recalled as adults the tales of ghosts, magic, and witches they had heard as children.

One of Scotland’s most famous unsolved mysteries is that of the Loch Ness Monster (or ‘Nessie’ as it has affectionately come to be known).

The large dinosaur-like creature is reputed to inhabit Loch Ness in the Scottish Highlands. ‘Nessie’ has a long neck and one or more humps protruding from the water. The first recorded sighting of the monster was nearly 1,500 years ago when a giant beast is said to have leaped out of a lake near Inverness and eaten a local farmer. Since then, the myth of the Loch Ness Monster has magnified.

Flight Route

  1. Kirkbride to Edinburgh EGWI to EGPH (135 nm)
  2. Edinburgh to Perth/Scone EGPH to EGPT (137 nm)
  3. Perth/Scone to Inverness EGPT to EGPE (126 nm)
  4. Inverness to Oban EGPE to EGEO (132 nm)
  5. Oban to Tiree EGEO to EGPU (128 nm)
  6. Tiree to Stornoway EGPU to EGPO (120 nm)
  7. Stornoway to Wick EGPO to EGPC (127 nm)
  8. Wick to Fair Isle EGPC to EGEF (127 nm)
  9. Fair Isle to Unst/Baltasound EGEF to EGPW (114 nm)

Recommendations

  • Simulator: Microsoft Flight Simulator
  • Aircraft: Small GA Single/Taildragger

In order to get credit for our flights, please adhere to the below rules

  • Register for the event (TeamSpeak @ ts3.digitalthemepark.com).
  • Fly during sponsored events or with two or more pilots online.
  • Up to four flight legs a week across all DTP achievements.
  • Real Weather / Real Time / Real Charts / No Slewing / No Time Compression.
  • Any aircraft and form of navigation allowed.
  • If unable to complete a flight, land and save the flight.

As always, meet up with us on Discord or TeamSpeak (ts3.digitalthemepark.com) for more event details.