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Transport / Maritime

Paddle Steamer – Maid of the Loch

Maid of the Loch at Balloch Pier, Loch Lomond
Maid of the Loch at Balloch Pier, Loch Lomond

Last of the Loch Lomond paddle steamers, and last paddler to be built for the railways. Saw service from 1953 until 1981. At Balloch Pier next to Balloch Steam Shipway with its original 1902 winding gear. A Public Appeal has been launched to raise the £3.3M to return her to steam operation for 2018.


  • Parking
  • Refreshments
  • Souvenir Shop
  • Part disabled access


Loch Lomond Steamship Co.


The Pier Pier Road Balloch Dunbartonshire G83 8QX

  • 01389 711 865
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  • View website

Open days

Daily 30 Mar-Oct 1100-1700. Check website for more details.


By Rail: Balloch / 0.5 miles

Admission Free. Tea room sells hot & cold snacks, homebaking. Souvenir shop. Volunteers working every Saturday on repairs and maintenance, but most of the ship and engines are available to view.

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