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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…

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