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New loch map scrapped over offensive name changes

Posted 9 March 2011
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New loch map scrapped over offensive name changes
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Offensive and egotistical name changes added to a new map of Loch Lomond have led to the document being scrapped, those heading to the area with their cycle gear may note.

The Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Authority has destroyed its stock of 3,000 maps after a number of names not normally associated with the lake appeared mysteriously.

Among these was a "Giro bay" - deemed offensive to the unemployed, while the name of the head of the park rangers was suddenly immortalised by the renaming of the deepest part of the lake as "Archibald's Abyss".

Further re-naming acts included another employee name appearing with "Cameron's Shallows" being placed in an area which is not shallow at all.

The authority has apologised for the map and will replace it with a new one.

Visitors taking their mountain bikes on a trip to the national park may find no problems at all with Ordnance Survey maps of the area, showing detailed information about its topography, points of interest and public rights of way.

Loch Lomond and the Trossachs became Scotland's first national park in 2002, followed by the Cairngorms the following year.