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The Loch Ness Monster Movie

The Loch Ness Monster escapes and attacks Edinburgh

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A short fictional film depicting an international struggle for ownership of the Loch Ness Monster following it's discovery in the US owned Loch Ness. In an effort to transport the Monster to the United States of America, Nessie is taken by truck towards Edinburgh. While crossing the Forth Road Bridge, the truck veers out of control and crashes into the river. The Monster escapes and takes to the streets of Edinburgh. The Army and Fire Service scramble to respond as Nessie wreaks havoc. Throughout the film a mixture of on-site and modeled footage is used to represent the areas depicted.

Questions & Activities


  • Which towns/cities/countries are featured in the film?
  • Which languages are spoken in the film?
  • Who identified the Loch Ness Monster and gave it its scientific name?
  • How would you transport a creature like Nessie from one country to another?
  • What other monster myths and legends do you know?


Research the legend of the Loch Ness Monster. Make a presentaiton or video detailing the case for or against the existence of the Loch Ness Monster.

Do a news report covering this story in a langauge you are currently learning.

The film mentions treaties between Britain and the United States of America. Research the history of international relations between the UK and USA.

Screen the film and stop it at 03:45. Discuss what kind of film this seems to be? What mood or genre does the early section of the film set up? Discuss what visual and aural clues the film uses to set this up.

Investigate Loch Ness and the legend as a tourist attraction. What image of Scotland does it portray to the wider world? Is it good or bad for the local area?

Find out what is special about Loch Ness as a location. Refer to wildlife, habitat, and environment.

What happens next in the story? Write or make a sequel to the film.

Updated October 2022

Clip Details

Record Id 007-000-002-343-C
Resource Rights Holder By kind permission of Ian Rintoul
Project Ref 2701
Date 1984
Genre Fictional Drama
School Subject Drama, Languages, Social Studies, History, Expressive Arts, Modern Studies, Geography
Who Ian Rintoul (director), Quinlan Film Group (production company), Scottish Film Production Fund, BBC Television (sponsor)
Where Edinburgh, Westminster
Attributes Colour, Sound
Clip Length 17:26
Film Length 17:26