Go to STV News

Nessie's bid for UK residency after Brexit rejected

Glasgow artists filled out an application on the mysterious monster's behalf.

By STV News

Published 10 Apr 2017.

The Home Office has rejected a bid to grant the Loch Ness Monster permanent UK residency.

A Glasgow arts collective filled out an application on its behalf after becoming concerned the beast might "leave the UK to settle in a new lake within the EU" post-Brexit.

The Doing Group paid the £65 processing fee and even attached a passport-style picture of Nessie.

The Home Office rejected the application, however, and offered the artists a refund.

Hannah Kendaru, 23, said: "We filed the application in good faith. However, the process was a difficult one.

"Nessie has a reputation for being elusive - signatures, passport photos and other information were very difficult to obtain.

"Nessie has lived in Scotland for a long time. Yet her origin is unknown. Due to the worries that Brexit has caused, it was only natural to apply for a residency permit."

The arts group has asked the public to suggest an alternative home for the beast.