A 65-year-old paddle steamer which once transported tourists across Loch Lomond is to be taken out of the water ahead of a planned restoration. The Maid of the Loch will be lifted by the original winchhouse and onto the Category A-listed Balloch Steam Slipway - the second time the ship has been slipped in nearly 40 years. The steamer has been moored at Balloch Pier since 1996. Once out of the water, an ultrasound survey will investigate its condition.
The 65-year-old paddle steamer is being slipped ahead of multi-million-pound restoration work.