Loch Ness monster could star as Monopoly comes to the Highlands
Residents asked to recommend local landmarks for their own version of board game.
**The Loch Ness Monster could be set to replace Mayfair as the Highlands gets its very own version of Monopoly. **
The public are to be asked to vote for which local landmarks should feature on the popular game.
It is thought Nessie could swap places with the likes of Mayfair or Old Kent road on one of the 30 squares.
The game could appear in English and Gaelic.
Provost of Inverness Jimmy Gray, who is also a Highland Council councillor, said: "This is fantastic news for the city of Inverness and the Highlands too.
"I am certain the Monopoly Highland Edition will be a great hit and with Nessie set to appear very prominently - as we are assured by the makers - then it really will have international appeal."
Mark Marriott, commercial director for the games company, said: "We are very excited and are looking forward to public input for the game in general and the top 'Mayfair' slot in particular."
The company has an official license from Hasbro, who own Monopoly, to produce regional variations of the game. The new edition of the game is expected to be on sale in October or November this year.
Voting gets under way online on Thursday and the polls will close at 10am on Friday, April 2.
The world-famous game, which normally features London landmarks, is 75 years old this year.