PEOPLE hoping to board the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry to Cumbrae on Monday were met with lengthy traffic queues - the third day of continuous disruption.

The sunshine brought hoardes of people to both Largs and Millport over the holiday weekend - with ferry queuing resulting in up to two hour waits.

By 10.30am on Monday, CalMac said there was already a wait of 90 minutes to board.

On Saturday, day trips to the island were suspended at 1.30pm due to 'volume of traffic and restricted capacity'.

On Sunday, despite queues lasting up to two hours, the ferry continued throughout the day in a move which was welcomed by tourism groups and businesses on the island.

A Visit Cumbrae spokesperson said: "We were delighted to welcome everyone who made it over to the island.

"It was brilliant to see all the happy faces, full benches and busy beaches. Thanks to Caledonian MacBrayne for keeping bringing people over for the full day."

A CalMac spokesperson said: "Our capacity remains very different to normal times.

"In response to the pandemic, we are implementing official physical distancing and additional cleaning protocols.

"This means the number of passengers we can carry - and the frequency of our sailings - is much reduced."