The quest for the Loch Ness Monster

Their critics told them "to give up eels and turn to God". Yet, from the 1930s, that didn't stop a number of world-renowned scientists embarking on a hunt for Nessie, as Gareth Williams relates...

A photo which was believed to be of the Loch Ness Monster

This article was first published in the December 2015 issue of BBC History Magazine

In July 1960, Professor Sir Alister Hardy made his annual research trip to the west coast of Scotland. Hardy had all the trappings of a top-flight scientist: the chair of zoology at Oxford, fellowship of the Royal Society and an international reputation as an expert on plankton.

Want to read more?

Become a BBC History Magazine subscriber today to unlock all premium articles in The Library

Unlock now