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The Island of Cumbrae and the town of Millport

Millport (Port a' Mhuilinn) is the only town on the island of Great Cumbrae in the Firth of Clyde off the coast of Largs, North Ayrshire, Scotland. The town is four miles south from the Largs-based Caledonian MacBrayne ferry slipway.

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. Millport has the smallest existing cathedral in the British Isles.

Retail facilities
For a town of its size, Millport is very well served by its shops. Amongst the shops available are newsagents, grocers, craft and gift shops, clothes shops, electrical and hardware stores. There are also cycle hire shops, with several hundred bicycles between them.

There are also Indian and Chinese restaurants along with two fish and chip shops and several other restaurants providing a varied eating choice.

Millport, along with Rothesay on the Isle of Bute, is famous with generations of day-trippers from Glasgow as one of the resorts visited going "doon the watter" (down the water), meaning taking a trip aboard a River Clyde paddle steamer. At one time it was common for visitors to stay for several weeks over the summer, however nowadays the primary tourist trade comes in the form of day-trippers. This is mostly due to the growth of package holidays to Spain and the Balearics in the 1960s. It is still possible to experience a traditional day out courtesy of PS Waverley which calls at Millport twice a week during the summer, departing from Ayr and also from Glasgow.

The town has hosted a Country and Western Festival in September for the past few years.  A fireworks display is held during the traditional September Weekend.

Millport Bay contains a number of free-to-use visitor moorings, and is a popular destination for sailors in the summer. There is a small boat yard at the western end of the town.

Millport has an 18-hole golf course, with spectacular views over the Arran hills. Other recreational facilities include a crazy golf course and two football pitches, one at either end of the town. For fishing, there are two fresh water reservoirs beside the golf course where fly fishing is available and excellent sea fishing, primarily for mackerel, is also available.