23 Oct 2014 17:30

Cumbrae ferry tribute to Great War

A special and unique Remembrance is going to happen on the channel between Cumbrae and Largs on November 11 to mark this year’s centenary of the outbreak of the Great War.

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23 Oct 2014 09:30

Final week for by-election campaign

With one week to go until the important North Coast by-election, we asked have candidates to make their case to the local electorate.


22 Oct 2014 16:30

New pharmacy for Millport?

Cumbrae Community Development Company have issued a flyer to the island stating that they are looking at opening a community pharmacy in The Garrison.

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22 Oct 2014 09:30

Get involved in marine science in Millport

The Field Studies Council building in Millport is hosting a public seminar on Saturday for those interested in the Clyde and the marine environment.

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21 Oct 2014 09:30

Last Cumbrae Concert of 2014

The fine young Scots violinist Feargus Hetherington accompanied by Gavin Brady (piano) will give a performance of music by Brahms and John Ireland

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16 Oct 2014 09:30

Woodland plans revealed

AN INNOVATIVE strategy which could see over three million trees planted in the local area has been launched.


16 Oct 2014 09:30

News readers have the chance to quiz election candidates

In the run up to the important council by-election, the 'News' will be putting some of our readers' questions to each of the five candidates. Send us your questions before Friday afternoon - either via email or through our Facebook page.


15 Oct 2014 07:30

Medieval Millport did not exist!

Cumbrae Historical Society was treated to a fascinating talk by Hugh McBrien (6th October) on the work of the West of Scotland Archaeological Service (WoSAS) and the prehistory of Cumbrae

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11 Oct 2014 08:00

Candidates campaigning for local votes

CONTROVERSIAL UKIP politician David Coburn will visit Largs with the party’s prospective councillor Meilan Henderson this weekend as the campaign for the North Coast by-election heats up.


11 Oct 2014 08:00

Council welcomes poll tax ban

North Ayrshire Council has welcomed the ‘certainty’ that Alex Salmond’s pledge to ban the recovery of historic Poll Tax debt brings - despite the fact that it means it will no longer be able to recoup £12.5 million in arrears.

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11 Oct 2014 08:00

£150,000 well spent? Council defends outlay on Baton Relay day

North Ayrshire Council has insisted that spending £150,000 on a day of celebrations to mark the Queen’s Baton Relay was good value - despite being the biggest outlay in Scotland outwith the Commonwealth Games host city Glasgow.

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10 Oct 2014 04:59

Revolutionary electric ferry for Cumbrae

A revolutionary new ferry will be coming into use on the Cumbrae-Largs route for a temporary period early in 2015.

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3 Oct 2014 09:30

By-election surprises for North Coast

This month’s council by-election will be the most fascinating in years with recently retired ‘News’ editor Drew Cochrane throwing his hat into the ring and UKIP putting forward an Arran-based candidate alongside the more traditional party candidates.

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3 Oct 2014 05:30

Millport couple's diamond celebration

A couple from Millport celebrated their diamond anniversary with a special bash at the island’s bowling club.

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1 Oct 2014 09:10

Millport's fantastic finish to season

Millport’s long tradition of the September Weekend to draw the season’s tourism festivities to a close was a huge success. See a full page of pictures in this week's Largs and Millport News.

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26 Sep 2014 09:30

Millport's family fun weekend

The popular “Family Festival” that is the Millport illuminations weekend takes place on the island from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 September.

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25 Sep 2014 05:30

Goodbye to Millport’s centenarian

Agnes ‘Inez’ Borthwick, who spent over 90 years in the same house in Millport, has sadly passed away in her 102nd year.

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24 Sep 2014 13:30

RNLI rescues yacht at Millport bay

Largs RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew were called to the assistance of a yacht in Millport Bay on Sunday.

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21 Sep 2014 07:30

Millport gearing up for September weekend

Millport’s final festival of the year, the September Weekend Illuminations’, is a major festival for all the family, and takes place on Friday 26th to Sunday 28th September

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11 Sep 2014 09:30

Largs Thistle cycle on sunshine island

It was fun in the sun for Largs Thistle as they enjoyed their fourth fundraising annual cycle round Cumbrae, and raised hundreds of pounds for the football club.

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