Millport's Victorian Festival will have a range of guest speakers on Sunday 28 April at Breath of Heaven.

The premises at 11 Guildford Street will host the following speakers: At 2.45pm: ‘Conversations with Flowers’ by Susan Hunter - Floriography became all the rage in Victorian times as a means of sending coded communication through flowers.

At 3.30pm: -‘Millport – the Victorian Boom Town’ by Alistair Chisholm of Cumbrae Historical Society will look back at when Victorian Millport was a boom town.

At 4.45pm: ‘A History of Millport Field Studies Centre’ by Marnie Sweeney, In this look at the rich history of Millport’s famous marine biological station, Marnie Sweeney will introduce you to some of the Victorian scientists and explorers who worked from Cumbrae, along with their expeditions and discoveries.

The new Victorian Festival in Millport has had a special bit of drama added to the mix.

A Victorian melodrama, 'Ha'penny Dreadful' by George Whitestone will be staged in The Tavern, Millport on Saturday, April 27 at 2.30pm.

The one act play featuring members of Largs Players and Skelmorlie Attic Players will make its debut as part of the new festival, organised by Frances Melling and Suki McGregor.