Millport, North Ayrshire, Scotland, Great Britain

🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Millport is the only town on the island of Great Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde off the coast of mainland Britain, in the council area of North Ayrshire. The town is 4 miles (6 km) south of the ferry terminal that links the island to the Scottish mainland. Tourism is an important aspect of the economy. Due to its small size, the island and its town are often linked in the minds of visitors and residents and Great Cumbrae is often referred to as Millport. The island offers views across to the Isle of Arran as well as of its smaller neighbour which lies barely a kilometre away, called Little Cumbrae. The Cumbraes are referred to as the Kumreyiar in the Norse Saga of Haakon Haakonarson. Millport has the smallest extant cathedral in the British Isles.

Millport has a limited range of shops including newsagents, butchers, grocers, craft and gift shops, clothes shops, toy shop, fishing tackle shop, outdoor clothing shop, electrical and hardware stores – mainly open at the weekends. There are three cycle hire shops, with several hundred bicycles between them. Quadricycles can be hired from one of them, opposite the crazy golf. As well as numerous tea rooms and cafes, the island has a Chinese restaurant, two chip shops, and several other restaurants.

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Millport has a population of over 1,220 people. Millport is situated west of Glasgow.

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