The mysterious Largs Hum is recalled in a feature the News carried away back in the year 2000 - and people still claim they can hear the noise to this day.

We interviewed a local resident who was seriously considering putting her house on the market because of the infamous noise.

Down the years, we reported on the mysterious humming noise which emanates within the local area but can only be heard by those with sensitive hearing due to the low frequencies of the noise.

Magnetic forces, radiowaves and the increased use of mobile phones have all been attributed to the ‘Hum’ which would appear to have quietened down in recent years until now.

Mrs Georgie Hyslop, 58, of Raillies Avenue, had environmental health officers, Scottish Power and Hunterston representatives at her house in order to determine the origins of the irritating sound.

The former civil servant moved to Largs from Wales in January of that year and was unaware of the infamous Largs ‘hum’.

Georgie moved to the district because she used to live in West Kilbride and decided to come back to Ayrshire for her retirement.

When Georgie recounted her problem to neighbours, they soon informed her about the ‘hum’. The noise has been very disruptive according to the new Largs resident.

She said: “It is really unbearable. I am getting to the stage where I cannot take it any longer. The only thing that blanks it out is when you play music.”

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North Ayrshire Council denied doing a U-turn after announcing the bus service from the ferry terminal to Largs Academy for Cumbrae pupils has been saved.

Chairman of Education Services, Councillor Peter McNamara blamed a “misinterpretation of the rules” over the announcement that academy students on the island were required to walk a mile to the school after arriving on the mainland.

Concerned parents on the island had already received letters indicating the bus service was to be stopped from the August term onwards sparking an outcry.

Millport Councillor Alan Hill demanded answers from North Ayrshire Council, questioning why the island was being discriminated against in this way as Fairlie and West Kilbride schoolchildren were driven straight to the school gates. 

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Knock RowKnock Row (Image: Newsquest)

A satisfactory compromise was considered unlikely to be met between Skelmorlie Action Group and West of Scotland Water over the Knock Castle Sewage Treatment Works.

The plans for the multi-million pound project were to go to North Ayrshire Council’s Planning Department, which had received over 600 letters of objection.

At the public meeting in Skelmorlie, WoSW officials Bob Wright and Martin Rioch reiterated their previously held stance that the Hunterston site would not be cost efficient, adding around a third to the budget of £10.6 million.

They also stated their belief that the environmental safeguards which would be put in place were satisfactory.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Queen Lisa to star in Cumbrae Queen Festival in year 2000Queen Lisa to star in Cumbrae Queen Festival in year 2000 (Image: Newsquest)

The Cumbrae Queen has been chosen, as usual, from the pupils of P6 at Cumbrae Primary School and in this particular year the honour went to 10 year old Lisa Cory.

Before the crowning ceremony, Millport Pipe Band were to entertain the crowd and afterwards there was to be special entertainment by the Scatty Cats and Rosco the Clown as well as line dancing with the Texas Rose Line Dancers.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Kirsty and Caroline were starring for the national football sideKirsty and Caroline were starring for the national football side (Image: Newsquest)

 Largs Academy pupils Kirsty Finlayson and Caroline Collie led the Scotland 14s girls football team to a 2-1 victory over their Northern Ireland counterparts at Dumfries.

Largs and Millport Weekly News: Millennium ConcertMillennium Concert (Image: Newsquest)

And Photographer Charlie Gilmour captured the great atmosphere of Brownies and Guides Millennium Concert.