New designs on the classic Ritz Cafe

Published: 1 Aug 2012 09:301 comment

A modern designer is so impressed by the art-deco style of the traditional seaside cafe in Millport that she has come up with a new twist on it.

Gillian Kyle, the Scottish textile designer, has been inspired by the campaign to save the Millport "institution", The Ritz Cafe, with two new designs based on its old fashioned menu board.

The quintessential seaside cafe on the Isle of Cumbrae has been up for sale for the last five years, but with no sign of a buyer there are now proposals to convert Millport's best-loved business into accommodation - with locals and holiday makers alike devastated about losing this Scottish gem.

Full story in the Largs & Millport Weekly News of August 1, 2012.

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  • Lynn Burtt
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    Aug 5, 20:30
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    I was introduced to Gillian Kyle's fantastic designs by her lovely mum Lorna, who I know has a genuine appreciation of Millport & Cumbrae. Gillian has already donated generously to Cumbrae Primary School, I'm looking forward to receiving my exclusive coasters which I just ordered at - now what will I sit on them, hot peas or hot chocolate....?

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