What makes a fairy-tale a fairy-tale? Is it the conflict, where good battles evil and conquers just as all hope seems to be lost? Is it the romance behind the tale, where a kind but downtrodden girl is rescued by a seemingly flawless prince and takes her away? Or maybe it’s the closing phrase and they lived happily ever after? But what does really happen after they live happily ever after ? The story Alinda of the Loch answers this question for one of these famous stories, and creates a whole new adventure to be told.
By the shores of Loch Ness, a majestic castle ruin stands, gracing a rocky outcrop. The castle, known as Urquhart, clamours to tell her tales...
Alinda - The youngest daughter of Queen Aurora and King Colin of Inverness-Shire.
Nessie - The legendary Loch Ness Monster and protector of the most precious jewel of the glen.
Queen Aurora - The real ‘Sleeping Beauty’ who was awakened by her beloved King Colin in her castle by the Loch. Mother of twin girls named Shone and Olivia and Alinda.
King Colin - Brave King of Aberdeen-shire, Husband of Sleeping Beauty and Father of Shona, Olivia and Alinda.
Shona - First born twin daughter of King Colin and Queen Aurora. Twin sister of Olivia and ten year older sister of Alinda.
Olivia - Second born twin daughter of King Colin and Queen Aurora. Twin sister of Shona and ten year older sister of Alinda.
The History of Loch Ness
Urquhart Castle is a beautiful castle located on the north shore of Loch Ness. The earliest written record found of the existence of Urquhart Castle is dated in the 1200s but scientists have found evidence of a castle from the 6th century. In fact, people were almost certainly there 4000 years ago.
St. Columba & King Brude
A robust holy man named Columba was often to be found journeying by boat between holy Ireland (the land of his birth) and enchanted Scotland (the land of his soul). Many a time St. Columba would be found to have traveled from nation to nation sharing the good news of his beloved God-man.