It straddles the River Leven itself and connects to the larger town of Alexandria and to the smaller village of Jamestown, both of which are located to its south. It also borders the Kilpatrick Hills.
Balloch is a village in West Dunbartonshire at the foot of Loch Lomond and the north end of the Vale of Leven. It straddles the River Leven itself and connects to the larger town of Alexandria and to the smaller village of Jamestown, both of which are located to its south. It also borders the Kilpatrick Hills.
With its accessible location at the southern end of Loch Lomond and just off the main road from Glasgow to the West Highlands (A82), it is an important centre of tourism, especially from Glasgow and Dumbarton. The village has a number of hotels, inns and pubs, and there are cruises from Balloch up Loch Lomond, and other services, including to nearby locations like Luss, and the Renfrew Ferry service. [Wiki Source]
There is a short walk from Balloch to Loch Lomond shores.
A priority for the Council is creating attractive places for business, retail, residential and tourism development by re-using vacant, derelict and underused sites. Since the first Infrastructure Investment Plan was produced in 2012 there has been transformational change at Queens Quay in Clydebank, at Bowling and along the Dumbarton Waterfront. In the next 10 years, the Council and its partners will continue to build on these investments and focus regeneration efforts on the town centres of Dumbarton, Clydebank and Alexandria, the village of Balloch, Lomondgate and Vale of Leven Industrial Estate (VoLIE) and the North Clyde Riverbank. Details of the Regeneration Opportunities can be found in the brochure below. [Source]
See West Dunbartonshire Council Regeneration Brochure (pdf)
Balloch Village Plans is a place making project which aims to revitalize the village of Balloch. Through improving its public realm and civic spaces it will create a strong sense of arrival for visitors and improve connections for pedestrians and cyclists between the public transport arrival points, the village centre, Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch Park and the planned future visitor attraction on the West Riverside site.
The project covers the length of Balloch Road from Pier Road to Ben Lomond Way focusing on 3 principal areas: