‘It was slowly moving up the loch towards Urquhart Castle and it was a dark grey colour. It was quite a fair way from the boat, probably about half a mile away but it’s difficult to tell in water.’

After watching the object for five to ten minutes, Mr Edwards said it slowly sank below the surface and never resurfaced.

‘I’m convinced I was seeing Nessie as I believe in these creatures. Far too many people have being seeing them for far too long,’ he said.