Gigantic malevolent jellyfish. At last, real-life Scottish monsters we can be proud of.
Record-breaking round-Britain swimmer Ross Edgley said the worst part of his 1791-mile, 23-week journey was encountering a huge jellyfish in our waters. Attacking in the darkness, the creature attached itself to Ross’s face as he tried to navigate the treacherous Corryvreckan whirlpool near the west coast isle of Jura. Oh, that could put you off deep-fried squid rings forever. “The sting was searing into my skin; it wrapped around my goggles, its tentacle was slapping me in the face for half an hour,” he said. Much more impressive than soppy Nessie, who has only ever floated about looking like a kid’s beach toy (perhaps because it is).
Much prefer the legend of the Corryvreckan Clunkertonie (Scots for jellyfish, conveniently enough). Get on to that, VisitScotland…