The Balloch Steam Slipway was built in 1902 and fully restored to working condition in 2006. Entry is free, and it is “In Steam” most weekends. There are interactive displays for children, historic information boards, and audio visual DVD’s continuously showing. Our volunteer engineers are always on hand to explain how the steam engine works, and children can also blow the steam whistle!
The steam slipway and the Maid of the Loch are owned by the Loch Lomond Steamship Company, a charity registered in Scotland. The main aim of LLSC is returning her to steam operation on the loch. LLSC is run entirely by volunteers, and is dependent on donations to maintain and improve the Maid and Balloch Steam Slipway.