MILLPORT is in the running to be named as the most beautiful town in Scotland.

With over 70,000 followers, the Hidden Scotland blog gave people the chance to put forward the town they believed to be worthy of the title, with Millport making the cut.

Placed in the top 35 towns, people have until August 10 to show their support for the much-loved location.

Hidden Scotland Founder Jack Cairney said: “I’m so happy Millport has been put forward by our audience to compete for Scotland's Most Beautiful Town.

“It’s such a beautiful place, from historic buildings such as the Garrison House and Britain's smallest Cathedral, to the spectacular views over the beachfront, Millport is a worthy finalist.”

“Scotland is home to over 7000 charming, picturesque and historic towns and villages that each have their own individualities and offerings which make them so special in their own rights.

“Everyone has a town or village that has a special place in their hearts, each with a valid reason why it’s the best, so it felt time to crown the most beautiful.

“Our audience have picked some of the most charming and picturesque places you can visit in Scotland and it’s a delight to be able to showcase some of these places.”

Cumbrae's 'cludgie cleaner' says she isn’t surprised Millport is the running, as the town not only offers stunning views, but also beautiful people.

She said: “The beauty of Millport is unrivalled, with fantastic pink beaches all around the island as well as in the centre of town.

“The sunsets are better than Spain with fabulous views of Arran and Bute.

“The people are so very friendly, and it can take a whole afternoon to go out for a loaf of bread and back as you stop and chat to locals and visitors alike.

“The wildlife is plentiful with seals only yards away and many visiting birds, it’s literally a little piece of Paradise.”

The finalists were picked by Hidden Scotland followers who put forward the towns via social media Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

With Millport’s Newton beach receiving the top rating for being one of the best managed beaches by SEPA only last month, it is hope this could be another accolade for the town.

Votes can be made at