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

  • We’re hiring!

    Following our successful Heritage Lottery Fund bid, the Maid of the Loch is looking for a Learning & Access Officer and a Fundraiser to help get the Maid...

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  • “Maid” for Easter

    Maid of the Loch, Loch Lomond’s Paddle Steamer, will re-open at Easter with a new feature on board – a beautiful 6 foot scale model of the steamer...

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  • Galt’s Give The Maid a Lift

    Dumbarton’s UK haulage contractor, Galt Transport Ltd., has come to the aid of the Maid. The company agreed to carry the two original buoyancy seats from the Maid...

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