The Maid's News

Maid of the Loch celebrates 65th Anniversary of Maiden Voyage

PS Maid of The Loch enetered service in May 1953, carrying millions of passengers over the years, including Queen Elizabeth II

The last paddle steamer to be built in Britain and the largest ever vessel built for an inland loch

Moore at Balloch pier since 1981, ship set to sail again following successful £5.5m regeneration campaign

Maid of the Loch gains steam with further funding

Loch Lomond’s paddle steamer continues its momentum with The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society (PSPS) pledging a further £50,000 to the Maid sailing once again.

Loch Lomond paddle steamer 'springs' open in time for Easter

Maid of the Loch, the Balloch-based paddle steamer will re-oprn for the first time this year by inviting families on-board for an Easter Egg Hunt with a difference.

Maid of the Loch celebrates 65th Anniversary with new patron - Lord Robert Smith of Kelvin

Balloch based charity, the Loch Lomond Steamship Company LLSC which is currently raising funds to restore the much-loved Lomond paddle steamer, the Maid of the Loch, celebrates its 65th launch anniversary this Monday, March 5, by announcing the appointment of their new Patron - Lord Robert Smith of Kelvin, KT CH.

New jobs at the Maid of the Loch project – deadline for applications same day as Maid launched 65 years ago – must be a good omen!

To take us closer to the ship sailing again on the Loch we need the help of some enthusiastic individuals to fill a variety of posts.

Download the job descriptions here and get your application back to us very soon.

Maid to take centre stage at Celtic Connections 2018

The campaign to see the Maid of the Loch – the UK’s last built paddle steamer – sail the waters of Loch Lomond once again, will take centre stage at this month’s Celtic Connection’s festival.

Campaign for Maid paddle steamer inspires international response

People from around the world are throwing their support behind the final days of a crowdfunding campaign to help get the Maid of the Loch - the UK’s last built paddle steamship – sailing on Loch Lomond again.

Amnesty Appeal launched for missing pieces of the Maid

Today an amnesty appeal is being launched asking the public - especially people who collect shipping memorabilia - to help find parts from the paddle steamship Maid of the Loch that went missing after she was decommissioned in 1981…

New film launches Crowdfunding Campaign to restore “Heart” of the Maid of the Loch

TV and film star Bill Paterson has joined forces with Celtic Music legends Phil Cunningham and Aly Bain in a new short film about the UK’s last paddle Steamship - Maid of the Loch – offering the public a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to save the ship and see her sail again on the Bonnie Banks of Loch Lomond…

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