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Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway will be closed on 1st-3rd September 2022 to allow for the safe running of the Go Swim Loch Lomond event. It will not be possible to launch or retrieve craft at the slipway during this time. The slipway will be fully operational again from 8.30am on Sunday 4th September 2022.

While restrictions continue to ease, it’s important to keep up to date with the latest Scottish Government guidance. Please plan ahead before you visit the National Park and read our advice for visitors.

Procedures are in place at Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway to ensure that the site can be used safely, in line with Scottish Government guidance. In light of this, the site will not operate as it did before, and this may mean that using the site takes longer than usual. We ask that you please bear with us, be patient and respect our staff and each other while using the facility at this time.

To help reduce queuing times we encourage all Loch users who need to apply for a new registration and those who have yet to re-register for 2022 to follow the guidance on our boat registration page.

Please take some time to read over the checklist and information below to make sure you know what to expect when using the slipway and to help your visit run as smoothly as possible.

Checklist: Before you arrive

✓ Have your completed documentation ready for registration or re-registration, plus your photographic ID. Find out more about registering your boat.

✓ Bring your bank card or contactless payment method (we no longer accept cash payments).

✓ Please adhere to the Loch Lomond Navigation Byelaws.

✓ Please ensure your vessel is in good working order (e.g. no oil leaks or engine failure) and have an alternative method of propulsion on board.

✓ Please ensure you have sufficient life jackets on board your vessel. If you are on a Personal Water Craft (such as a jetski or jetbike) you must be wearing a lifejacket or buoyancy aid. These are requirements of the Loch Lomond Byelaws.

Checklist: Once you arrive

✓ Please follow the 5mph speed limit while driving in the site.

✓ Please follow signage on-site and advice from Rangers at all times.  Please be patient and respectful if things take a little longer than usual.

Opening times

8.30am – 8.30pm

Boat registration

Are you planning on using a motorised vessel on Loch Lomond? You’ll need to register it with us. We introduced Byelaws to increase safety on the water and to reduce the impact the National Park’s visitors have on the loch and its wildlife.

Find out more about registering your boat.

Where to find us

Duncan Mills Memorial Slipway
Pier Road
Balloch G83 8QX
Tel: 01389 722030
VHF: Channel 16 or M2
Call Sign: National Park Slipway

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