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

  • Maid to Sail

    FULL STEAM AHEAD FOR LOCH LOMOND’S MAID OF THE LOCH Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) are supporting the £5.5 million project to restore Maid of the Loch, Loch Lomond’s...

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  • “Maid Page” in Local Press

    Our grateful thanks to the Dumbarton and Vale of Leven Reporter, and the Helensburgh Advertiser, local weekly newspapers for giving us a "Maid Page" each month free of...

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  • Maid’s New Crew Member

    Meet the newest member of the Maid of the Loch's crew - Cameron, a mannequin kindly gifted by local resident, Isobel Martin. John Beveridge, Director of the charity...

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