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Balloch (Gael. bealach, ` a pass '), a village in Bonhill parish, Dumbartonshire, on the left bank of the Leven, here spanned by a suspension-bridge (1842) leading to Balloch station, which, as junction of two sections of the North British, is 30¼ miles WSW of Stirling, ½ mile SSE of Balloch pier on Loch Lomond, 1¼ N of Alexandria, and 20½ miles NW of Glasgow. The village has an excellent hotel; and a cattle fair is held at it on 17 April, a horse fair (one o the largest in Scotland) on 15 Sept. Pop. of registration district (1881) 2925.

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