|Sub grouping||Lake monster|
A Mr Banks of Letterewe tried at great expense to drain Loch-na-Bèiste near Aultbea, in the 1850s, but failed. He also tried to poison it with quicklime. Loch-na-Bèiste is Scottish Gaelic for "loch of the beast", beast often being used for a loch monster in Ireland especially. The term loosely translates as "turtle-pig".
It has been suggested to be a large eel.
- This article incorporates text from "Dwelly's [Scottish] Gaelic Dictionary" (1911).
- AA Touring Guide to Scotland (1978)