Bank of Dave offers £25k reward for proof of Nessie
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A £25,000 reward is being offered to anyone who finds definitive proof of Nessie's existence.
The prize fund is being put up by self-made millionaire Dave Fishwick also known as Bank of Dave.
He announced the offer unexpectedly while live on ITV's This Morning for the opening of the Loch Ness Centre in Drumnadrochit following a £1.5 million revamp.
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The centre, which was taken over earlier this year by Continuum Attractions, is set to reopen on Saturday when visitors will be able to walk through 500 million years of history, delving into myths and mystery, the Nessie phenomenon and learning about the scientific research.
A film, Bank of Dave, based on the true-life experiences of Dave Fishwick was released by Netflix earlier this year.
Starring Rory Kinnear, it tells the story of how a working-class Burnley man and self-made millionaire fought to set up a community bank to help the town's local businesses to thrive.
In doing so, he battles against London's elite financial institutions and competes for the first banking licence in over 100 years.
Juliana Delaney, chief executive of Continuum, said: "We are absolutely delighted that Dave shares our enthusiasm and passion around this global phenomenon.
"As we look to open our doors, guests will have the opportunity to learn about the legend, and then get to search the famous Loch themselves, armed with further knowledge.
"We wish everyone luck in their search, we know we will be watching the iconic Loch ourselves. As the Loch Ness Centre says ‘Keep Looking’."