Rival Loch Ness tourist centers change names
LONDON (AP) — Two rival tourist centers in Scotland showing exhibitions about the Loch Ness monster have agreed to change their names after a lawsuit over whether they were too similar.
The Official Loch Ness Exhibition Center sued the Original Loch Ness Monster Exhibition Center, saying the competition's name was too much like its own.
The rival centers each boast a plastic model of the monster. They are just 100 yards (90 meters) apart in the sleepy village of Drumnadrochit, on the banks of the lake.
The two sides said Wednesday they have agreed to change their names after a judge gave them 24 hours to settle differences.
The fabled monster brings thousands of visitors to the Scottish Highlands every year.