MILLPORT'S famous toilet cleaner says she is 'honoured' to be nominated as North Ayrshire Citizen of the Year.

Well-known islander Suki McGregor, 56, has scrubbed and scoured her way into the running for the prestigious Provost's Civic Pride Award.

Capturing the hearts of islanders and tourists with her bright pink overalls and dreadlocks, she has been nominated for making a positive contribution to the community.

Suki took over the cleaning of the community toilets and has worked wonders improving them and making the island more welcoming for visitors.

As the resident ‘Cludgie Cleaner’ Suki’s 'Bog Vlogs' have promoted the tourism on the island, racking up thousands of views, from as far afield as Australia.

Suki told the News she is 'honoured' to be a finalist and that she is just contributing what she can to help the island.

She said: ""I am absolutely delighted to be a finalist in the awards. It is nice to know what you do is appreciated.

"With by blogs I actively promote the beauty of the island and try to encourage people to come out of season, those who maybe want some peace and tranquility.

"And with all the public toilets open, there is alway a place for a “comfort break” for the walkers and cyclists!"

Suki added: "Millport and the island in general is the most beautiful place in the world.

"Ive been to Africa and Australia, South America and Spain, yet magical Millport has the best sunsets, most beautiful sunrises, pink sandy beaches and lush green fields.

"The views from the island over to the Ayrshire coast, Arran and Bute are absolutely stunning, the island has its own unique charm and the locals are friendly and welcoming.

"I hope I was nominated by someone who sees the community spirit in me.

"I not only clean the toilets on the island but spend time making them pretty by adding flowers and planting bulbs."

Her unique tours and tales of the toilets capture the amusement of many, with over 900 regular followers on her Facebook page, offering a unique outlook to the island.

However, this is only a small taster of the work Suki carries out on the island, promoting and volunteering at events when she can.

An active member of the local tourist association, she also volunteers for the Cumbrae Festival Committee and is a Morrison’s Ambassador in Largs, where she arranges regular charity events.

As well as creating the What's On Millport Facebook page, she brings her passion for theatre to the island.

The award is sponsored by Marley Contract services, with two other nominees in the running.

Winners will be presented with a trophy at the Provost’s Civic Pride Awards charity dinner on 15 March.

Voting closes at noon on Thursday 7 March 2019 and can be cast at

See the News next week for a full report on the achievements of another local finalist.