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Some key facts...

Key facts about Millport and the Isles of Cumbrae


    • OS Grid Reference NS 162549

    • Latitude 55.753161, Longitude -4.929215

    • Population circa 1,800

    • Circumference 10.25 miles by the circular road

    • Maximum height 127 metres (417 ft) at the Glaid Stane


Inhabited since the end of the last Ice Age, the island and its near neighbour Wee Cumbrae have witnessed a variety of inhabitants from monastic scholars to Viking warriors and from smugglers to Customs officers. In recent times it became the fashionable destination for Victorian holidaymakers and today it is a very popular destination for day trippers and a location of choice for a variety of annual events including a maritime festival, raft race, country & western festival and the very popular “September Weekend”. Many other events take place throughout the year and details can be found in the monthly “What’s On Guide” which is produced throughout the summer months.


For its size, Millport has a surprising range of shops including newsagents, grocers, butcher, toy shop, clothing, electrical, hardware and gift shops. There are also three bike hire shops and a good variety of cafes, tearooms, a bistro and licensed premises.


We trust that you will enjoy your visit to the Island of Cumbrae without incident but, just in case you need support, we have included some useful numbers  below for your reference.



Police, Fire, Ambulance or Coastguarddial 999 from any phone

Police – Non emergency- 01475 530316

Police – to report a crime (can be confidential) - 0800 555 111



Lady Margaret Hospital (on the island) - 01475 530307



Caledonian MacBrayne (for the ferry to the island)
Largs Pier office- 01475 674134

North Ayrshire Council Local Office - 0845 6030590

District Clerk & Registar - 01475 676552

Post Office - 01475 530319

Police Station - 01475 530316

Cumbrae School - 01475 530343

Field Studies Council - 01475 530581/2

National Watersports Centre - 01475 530757



Cumbrae Parish Church - 01475 530747

Church of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Presbytery - 01475 530537

Cathedral of the Isles - 01475 530353



The Lady Margaret Hospital - 01475 530307

Physiotherapy - 01475 530448

Surgery - 01475 531400

Areas of Family Resilience

Consultative Draft Report


North Coast, West Kilbride and Cumbraes

Click the image to read online

at North Ayrshire Council's site

Garrison House sign, Millport -copyright CP Kelly 2015
Cumbrae Community Development Company logo

...working for and with the people of the Island of Great Cumbrae

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