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Thousands expected at new Loch Ness knitting festival

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A new knitting festival to be held in the Highlands could attract as many as 3,000 people, its organisers have said.

The Inverness Loch Ness International Knitting Festival will be held over four days from 29 September 2016.

It will feature knitting-themed exhibitions, lectures, film screenings, fashion shows and workshops.

An attempt will also be made to set a world record by covering Dores beach on Loch Ness with knitted Loch Ness Monsters.

Eden Court, Culloden Battlefield Centre, Kingsmills Hotel and Loch Ness Jacobite Cruises have been lined up to host some of the events.

Tourism organisation Visit Inverness Loch Ness and Highland Council, who are helping to organise the festival, said it could bring thousands of new visitors to the area.

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