Historic Steamship

Maid of the Loch

Built on the Clyde in 1953 then disassembled and taken by railway for re-assembly at Balloch, Maid of the Loch is the last major paddle steamer to be built in Britain.

Read More

Steam Slipway

Balloch Steam Slipway

Build in 1902 and used until 1989, this Grade A listed building houses a working steam engine capable of pulling the 555 ton Maid of the Loch out of the water.

Read More

venue

Events & Functions

Maid of the Loch is situated in the spectacular setting of Loch Lomond. A superb venue for events and functions, including dinner parties, buffets and wedding receptions.

Read More

Historic Steamship

Steam Slipway

Welcome

Welcome to the website for the historic steamship Maid of the Loch, Loch Lomond's Paddle Steamer. Visit her on the world famous Bonnie, Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond, at Balloch Pier.

Maid of the Loch is open to the public as a family-friendly historic visitor attraction and as a totally unique venue for events and functions.

The restored Grade A listed Balloch Steam Slipway is capable of pulling the 555 gross ton Maid of the Loch out of the loch. Regular "In Steam" days allow the steam engine and gearing system to be seen in operation.

The Maid and Balloch Steam Slipway are loving cared for by the Loch Lomond Steamship Company, a charity based in Scotland. All staff are unpaid volunteers.

Latest News

  • 99th Birthday on Maid

    Mrs Anne Walden is being given a Birthday Party on board the Maid of the Loch to celebrate her 99th Birthday, on Tuesday afternoon, 12 August. Mrs Walden's...

    Read More
  • Wanted – A Mannequin for the Maid

    Has anyone a life-sized male mannequin that they could give to the Maid of the Loch? If so, the Loch Lomond Steamship Company, the charity that owns the...

    Read More
  • Raised From the Deep

    During underwater exploratory work for the Loch Lomond Steamship Company, a diver found an original deck seat from the Maid of the Loch. In checking for underwater obstructions,...

    Read More

Our Supporters

Visit Scotland
Visit Scotland