Our vision is to sail Maid of the Loch once again and return paddle steamer cruising to Loch Lomond for the enjoyment of everyone, today and for future generations. From 27th October to 7th December we are running a crowdfunding campaign to restore the 'heart' of Maid of the Loch, by raising £125,000 in six weeks to buy a new steam boiler that will power the ship and help her set sail on Loch Lomond again!
The Maid is a magnificent example of Clyde-built ship engineering with a stunning art deco inspired interior. Already a much-loved feature on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, she attracts thousands of visitors every year and, over the last 20 years, a loyal band of volunteers has focused every available hour on her conservation. With Heritage Lottery Fund firmly behind us – and with your support – we hope to safely steer the Maid to an new phase of her life, relaunching her as a fully operational paddle steamer.
*The total funds raised so far by our crowdfunding campaign combines the amount given on crowdfunder.co.uk and funds donated to us either on the Maid, by text and directly to the charity.