Steam Slipway

Balloch Steam Slipway

The Balloch Steam Slipway is a 1902 heritage attraction and used until 1989, when it fell in to disrepair. It is a Grade A listed building, and Loch Lomond Steamship Company secured a funding package of £620,000 from The National Lottery, Scottish Enterprise, and West Dunbartonshire Council. With input from our volunteers, it was rebuilt to budget, and officially opened by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal in 2006.

Our volunteer engineers are often available to demonstrate and explain how the engine pulls the 555 gross tons Maid of the Loch out of the water. There are free interactive and audio visual displays.

Loch Lomond Steamship Company is a charity registered in Scotland (No. SC024062). All Directors and volunteers give of their time free. It has no paid staff.

European Union
Heritage Lottery Fund


"In Steam" Days

Our volunteer engineers on hand to demonstrate how the steam engine works and answer any questions. So come in and have a shot at blowing the steam whistle!


Access to the slipway winchhouse is via gently sloping wheelchair-accessible ramps.

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