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.

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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.

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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.

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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

  • Free Concert on the Maid

    On Saturday 27 September the Allsorts C.A.F.U. Choir performed on board Loch Lomond's Paddle Steamer Maid of the Loch at Balloch Pier. This was follow up to their...

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  • Just Released – Maid of the Loch Ale

    A new Maid of the Loch Ale has just been launched. Loch Lomond Brewery and the Loch Lomond Steamship Company are selling the bottles on board the Maid,...

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  • New Captain for the Maid

    The search for a mannequin has been successful. He is pictured above smartly turned out in his uniform with volunteers Jim, Hamish, Charles, Ross, Jacqueline, and Trevor. The...

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