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Nessie sighting expert wishes volunteers success ahead of biggest watch of Loch Ness in 50 years

By Val Sweeney

Gary Campbell. Picture: Callum Mackay..
Gary Campbell. Picture: Callum Mackay..

The keeper of the Official Loch Ness Monster Register is wishing Nessie hunters good luck in their big watch this weekend.

Volunteers will take up positions at 16 locations around the loch tomorrow and Sunday for the biggest surface watch in more than 50 years.

A documentary team behind Weird Britain will also use technology throughout the night in the exercise being organised by the Loch Ness Centre at Drumnadrochit and Loch Ness Exploration (LNE), an independent and voluntary research team.

Gary Campbell, who logs all Nessie “sightings” on the Official Loch Ness Sightings Register, will be elsewhere but said: “I do hope that they are successful, especially given the advances in technology since the last time this sort of organised hunt was run by the Loch Ness Investigation Bureau in the 1970s.

“As always, we welcome new sightings of something unexplained in Loch Ness and it would be a huge success if they found definitive evidence.”

This week the Register logged the fourth “sighting” of 2023, not including a webcam image. Manchester man Steve Valentine, on holiday with his family, saw something from the Deepscan boat as they returned from a tour at around 1pm on August 17.

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