Balloch can be found on the southern shores of Loch Lomond and easily accessible from Glasgow and Scotland’s central belt. Balloch comes from the Gaelic word bal (baile or ball) which means village or hamlet, so Balloch translates as “village on the loch”, i.e. the nearby Loch Lomond.
The main street runs through the village and there’s a supermarket, gift shops, Post Office, pharmacy, hotels, B&Bs and ample cafes, bars and restaurants. For inspiration and ideas pop into the VisitScotland iCentre (opposite the railway station).
Balloch is historically famous for being an important gateway for boats entering Loch Lomond during the 1800s.