There was heavy traffic disruption on the Isle of Cumbrae on Monday after a ferry was taken off route by Caledonian MacBrayne.

Traffic tailbacks caused misery for holidaymakers as they attempted to leave the island - resulting in long queues, as pictured by Largs and Millport News Photo Club member Jack Boyle.

After the busy September weekend on Millport, there were long traffic queues after one of the two ferries were taken off route to go to Gigha.

At 6.45pm on Monday evening, drivers were facing warnings of up to one hour waits in order to get off the island.

Independent councillor Ian Murdoch said: "Everyone knew that there would need be a strong ferry provision for the September weekend.

"I understand that there was an emergency elsewhere which led to one of the ferries having to go elsewhere but you can't take it away if it is going to leave a major problem here.

"They should have known it was going to be a busy weekend on the island in advance. "Everyone knows it is the Glasgow Bank Holiday - they must have known about the high volumes of traffic which were going across - so at the very least they should have had the capacity for traffic going back."

"The weekend previous to that was the Ayrshire Bank Holiday weekend - both weekends are traditionally very busy and Cal Mac need to plan ahead better in future in expectation of these big numbers."