It is with deep regret that I have to report that my friend and loch researcher Ivor Newby has died. He was just about the most genial and friendly of all of the loch researchers it has been my pleasure to know.
I don’t have any details of his demise other than a mention of it on a card from Nick Witchell. If I get more information I shall provide it here.
If any of you don’t know Ivor, can I suggest you read this short passage from my Loch Ness book which sums up some of the energy and chaos which seemed to be sucked along in the wake of his expeditions: