Loch Lomond Highland Games is held in the small village of Balloch. The Games were started in July 1967 by a group of local businessmen who were keen to promote the area and restore its popularity with local people and tourists alike.
Pipe Band Competition. Scottish 80 Metres. 12st 7lb Scottish Backhold/Cumberland Style British Championship. SGA World Heavyweight Championship. Usual Events: Solo Piping, Highland Dancing. Running, Cycling, Track & Field Events, Tug O War, Heavy Events, Wrestling.
Balloch Country Park is the first national park in Scotland and the only country park in the Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. It features nature trails, guided walks, a walled garden, and picnic lawns with views of the Loch. In its grounds stands the Balloch Castle, built in the Scottish baronial style as a residence in 1808 by the architect Robert Lugar at the order of John Buchanan of Ardoch.