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  The Cumbraes - LoveToKnow 1911
THE CUMBRAES, two islands forming part of the county of Bute, Scotland, lying in the Firth of Clyde, between the southern shores of Bute and the coast of Ayrshire.
Little Cumbrae Island lies to the north, separated by the Tan, a strait half a mile wide.
In Great Cumbrae the intrusive rocks mark four periods of eruption, three of which may be of Carboniferous age.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /The_Cumbraes   (587 words)

 Scottish Accommodation Index - Millport, Isle of Cumbrae
Great Cumbrae is one of Scotland’s most accessible islands, being just a ten minute ferry journey from the mainland at Largs.
However, on Great Cumbrae the most striking artefacts from the island’s prehistoric past are a number of Bronze Age cists, or burial chambers, at both Fintry and Lady Bays.
Great Cumbrae was likely incorporated into the kingdom of the Britons, who had their capital at Dumbarton Rock, and later possibly became part of Dalriata, the seed from which the Kingdom of Scotland would grow.
www.scottishaccommodationindex.com /millportview.htm   (800 words)

 Great Cumbrae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Cathedral of the Isles -- William Butterfield, one of the great architects of the Gothic revival designed the cathedral church of the Diocese of Argyll and the Isles, within the Episcopal Church of Scotland (Anglican Communion).
Formal gardens and woodland surround the cathedral, the highest building on Great Cumbrae and the smallest cathedral in the British Isles (and probably in Europe).
Cumbrae lies close to two nuclear power stations - Hunterston A (being de-commissioned) and Hunterston B near Fairlie (Magnox and Advanced gas-cooled reactor respectively).
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Great_Cumbrae   (1284 words)

 Arran and Cumbrae area profile   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
The island of Great Cumbrae is the most accessible island from mainland Scotland with a 10 minute ferry crossing from Largs in mainland Ayrshire.
Cumbrae has around 10.5 miles of road which follows a coastline circuit and is ideal for cyclists, with bicycles availble for hire from a number of outlets in Millport.
Cumbrae has a doctors' surgery in Millport and the nearest dentist is on the mainland at Largs.
www.hie.co.uk /argyll/arrancumbrae.html   (722 words)

 Mycorrhizal Inoculants
Great Cumbrae is a glaciated lump of Devonian (400-350 million years ago) "Old Red Sandstone", a hard, coarse-grained sedimentary rock, in places containing numerous, rounded, water worn quartz pebbles.
The hills in the centre of the island (Terrach and Barbay), the spectacular dykes to the north of the marine station beyond the Lion Rock and the high cliff on the west side called Creagnan Fitheach, where fulmars and ravens nest, are all made of hard igneous trachyte.
The igneous rocks of Great Cumbrae are of great diversity, thanks to the various chemistries of their parent magmas and modes of deposition (deep in the earth's crust under immense pressure or ejected onto the surface).
web.ukonline.co.uk /attadale/merryweather/geology.html   (1528 words)

Great Glen[?] lochs, the Caledonian Canal and Loch Ness at Inverness.
Islands: Bute[?], Great Cumbrae, Islands of the lower Firth of Clyde.
The Firth of Inverness is rarely identified on modern maps, but it is this firth which forms a connection via the River Ness, Loch Ness and the other lochs of the Great Glen[?] and stretches of the Caledonian Canal with the Firth of Lorn[?] on the West coast of Scotland.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/fi/Firth.html   (424 words)

 Little Cumbrae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wee Cumbrae lies barely a kilometre to the south of its larger neighbour, Great Cumbrae, at grid reference NS145515.
In stark contrast to its neighbour, green and fertile Great Cumbrae, Wee Cumbrae is a rough and rocky island.
Cumbrae Lighthouse was built in 1793 by Thomas Smith who was under commission from the Commissioners of the Northern Lights.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Little_Cumbrae   (342 words)

 Great Cumbrae Ferry Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
The two Caledonian MacBrayne ferries that shuttle back and forth on the 10 minute crossing between Largs and the slipway near the northern end of Great Cumbrae form the island's main link with the rest of Scotland and the world beyond.
The Great Cumbrae service operates between Largs pier, literally in the centre of Largs and Cumbrae Slip, on the north east side of Great Cumbrae.
The bus link, coupled with Great Cumbrae's small size, mean that many visitors choose to leave their cars in Largs and travel as foot passengers to the island.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /cumbrae/ferry/index.html   (416 words)

 Great Cumbrae   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Great Cumbrae and other south-west coast islands Great Cumbrae (also known as Cumbrae or the Isle of Cumbrae) is an island in the lower Firth of Clyde, 4 Kilometers long by 2 Kilometers wide.
Formal gardens and woodland surround the cathedral, the highest building on Great Cumbrae and the smallest cathedral in Great Britain (and probably in Europe).
Cumbrae lies close to 2 Nuclear power stations - Hunterston A to the north, at Kip (Magnox, being decommissioned for the next 135 years) and Hunterston B to the east, near Fairlie (Advanced gas-cooled reactor).
great-cumbrae.kiwiki.homeip.net   (1159 words)

 Millport Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
Great Cumbrae first appears as a footnote in history books when King Håkon IVof Norway made his headquarters at its northern end in September 1263 before the Battle of Largs.
Lord Glasgow lost most of his fortune in a banking scandal in 1886 and Great Cumbrae was sold to the then Marquis of Bute, whose descendants still own much of it.
And along with the rest of Great Cumbrae, it is especially popular with cyclists, most doing the 11 mile circuit of the island from the Cumbrae Slip.
www.undiscoveredscotland.com /cumbrae/millport   (628 words)

 Seashore   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Cumbrae belongs to a little group of islands in the Firth of Clyde, the largest of which are Arran and Bute.
South Bute and Little Cumbrae are overlain by basalt lava flows and dykes, which often appear as ridges or even massive walls, have been forced vertically through the rocks over the whole region.
Great Cumbrae is not a large area, so its fascinating geology can easily be explored during a short visit.
web.ukonline.co.uk /attadale/merryweather/seashore.html   (315 words)

 Tourist Information for Isle of Cumbrae :: Yes Scotland Gazetteer :: YesScotland.com
There are two islands making up the Cumbraes, Great Cumbrae and Little Cumbrae, today it is Great Cumbrae that has remained inhabitated.
Cumbrae, along with Arran and Bute became part of Scotland in 1263.
There are a good selection of cafes, bars, sandy beaches and good walking, giving great veiws from the vantage point of the "Gladestone" - highest point on the island.
www.yesscotland.com /region19cos.php   (483 words)

Largs is a coastal town and a holiday resort lying opposite the north end of Great Cumbrae island on the River Clyde.
Largs has everything you would expect to find at a top seaside resort and is the ideal base from which to explore the many west coast islands including the Great Cumbrae (just a mile off shore) and its resort town of Millport with its sandy beaches.
The horseshoe shape of Largs Bay, together with the "Great Cumbrae" only one mile offshore, has made this pretty west coast resort a popular sailing base with anchorage for all craft.
www.visitscotland.com /library/largstown   (232 words)

 BBC News | UK | Residents on starting grid in island sale
The island of Great Cumbrae, off the Ayrshire coast, is to be sold by its owner, the former Formula One racing driver Johnny Dumfries.
The island is owned by London-based property company Cumbrae Properties (1963), whose directors are membrs of the Bute family.
The marquis told The Herald: "This is a purely commercial decision based on the fact that Great Cumbrae is the last agricultural property in the portfolio of our company and it no longer fits in with the way we see the company developing."
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/uk/400797.stm   (497 words)

 Rampant Scotland Newsletter - Colour Supplement - 4 March 2006
This picture was taken from the highest point on the island of Cumbrae, off the Ayrshire coast, in the Firth of Clyde.
The ferry to Cumbrae leaves from the Ayrshire town of Largs.
After all, Great Cumbrae is only four kilometres (2.5 miles) long by 2 kilometres (1.25 miles) at its widest point.
www.rampantscotland.com /colour/supplement060304.htm   (538 words)

 BBC News | Scotland | Green light for sale of island
The island of Great Cumbrae, off the coast of North Ayrshire, has been put up for sale at offers over £900,000.
It is held in the name of London-based property company Cumbrae Properties (1963), whose directors are members of the Bute family.
The marquis said recently the decision to put the island up for sale was "purely commercial" because Great Cumbrae no longer fitted in with the way the company saw itself developing.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/scotland/437311.stm   (327 words)

 Tour of Cumbrae
Right is one of two small ferries that make the short crossing between Largs and Great Cumbrae every 30 minutes.
There is a bus service from the Cumbrae slip that costs about £2 to travel to the islands town of Millport for anyone without a car or bike.
Less than one mile south of the ferry terminal on Cumbrae is the National Centre Cumbrae.
www.ayrshirescotland.com /towns/cumbrae.html   (325 words)

 Largs Hotels
This fine hotel is situated to the north of Largs town centre with views over Largs Bay and Great Cumbrae.
This hotel is situated in the town centre with views over Largs Bay and Great Cumbrae.
The Victoria is the closest hotel to the Largs - Great Cumbrae ferry terminal.
www.ayrshirescotland.com /Hotels/largs.html   (402 words)

 Walking & Cycling
Ayrshire and the Isles of Arran and Cumbrae are great places to bring your walking boots and bikes and head off into the open countryside.
The island is only four miles long and two miles wide, making the easiest and most fun way to get about, by bicycle ¿ take your own or hire one in Millport, pick a direction and cycle your cares away.
The Isle of Great Cumbrae, is only 4 miles long and two miles wide.
www.ayrshire-arran.com /itineraries/walking   (661 words)

 Millport, Cumbrae - Millport Community Website
The island of Little Cumbrae has an estimated market value of £2.5 million and is expected to sell for around £3 million.
Great Cumbrae is a small island off the coast of North Ayrshire, just a 10 minute ferry trip from the town of Largs.
It is a popular destination for a day out or holiday with its sandy beaches and stunning views of Arran, Bute, the island of Little Cumbrae, the Eileans, Ailsa Craig, and the hills of Ayrshire.
www.millport.org.uk   (444 words)

 Great Cumbrae
This article is accompanied by an annotated map and photos to show various parts of the island.
From the ferry pier known as Cumbrae Slip at Holm Bay to Millport via Tomont End, Fintray Bay and Portachur Point - the walk is around 12 km.
However, the stretch of road between Millport and the Cumbrae Slip tends to be busier - so the frequent bus service is another option here.
s115507184.websitehome.co.uk /locations/cumbrae.htm   (777 words)

 Scottish Island Self-catering Holiday
Situated on the Island of Cumbrae or Great Cumbrae, Downcraig Ferry House is in an ideal position for a family holiday for those who want to get away from it all, but not too far away!
A short ferry trip from Largs (10 mins) the house is only a few hundred yards along the road from the landing slip and about 3 miles from the picturesque town of Millport.
The Island of Cumbrae is famous for a number of things.
freespace.virgin.net /fergus.boyle/Welcome.html   (472 words)

 Largs-Cumbrae Slip   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
A new service was inaugurated in 1972 when slips were built inside Largs pier and on Great Cumbrae opposite largs at the former "Tattie" Pier and the small car ferry MV Coruisk was brought south from the Western Isles.
The new service was originally hourly, and doubled at peak periods, but traffic demand encouraged Cal-Mac to bring south the MV Kyleakin, modify her similarly with a bow ramp, and under the name "Largs", inaugurate an improved service.
In 1977, a specially designed 17-car capacity drive-through vessel, to be named Isle of Cumbrae, was introduced, and itself was superceded by two 12-car ferries, Loch Linnhe and Loch Striven in 1986.
myweb.tiscali.co.uk /tramways/Largs-CumbraeSlip.htm   (228 words)

The cold dark waters of the Firth of Clyde are a graveyard of shipwrecks.
The Beagle lies to the West of Great Cumbrae at the northern end.
This was the first of the Clyde wrecks that I dived from the club boat and found it exciting.
website.lineone.net /~reivers.sac/clyde_wrecks/beagle.htm   (578 words)

 Millport.org - The Official Isle of Cumbrae Tourist Association Guide to Millport, Isle of Cumbrae
Cumbrae is just 10 minutes from the mainland (Largs) and a daytrip or summer holiday to Millport, the island’s main town, has been an institution for decades.
With a variety of facilities for people of all ages, Millport is the ideal day trip destination, or for a family holiday with plenty to keep kids and adults alike entertained.
We are the Official Website of The Isle of Cumbrae Tourist Association, and we pride ourselves on providing visitors with lots of information prior to your visit.
www.millport.org   (163 words)

 Bute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-12)
Arran justly ranks as one of nature’s masterpieces, the great charm of its landscape being due to the fact that though the island is only 20 miles long and just over 10 in breadth, its backbone consists of a large number of peaks between tow and three thousand feet in height.
The county is completed by the two islands of Great Cumbrae and Little Cumbrae, which all but close the Firth of Clyde between Bute and Ayrshire Coast.
The smaller island has little but antiquarian relics, and wonderful views of Arran and Bute, Great Cumbrae, on the other hand, has a real town, Millport, a real cathedral, and the memory of a real celebrity, a Presbyterian minister, whose patriotism was of a fiercely local type.
www.british-towns.net /scotland/bute.asp   (1437 words)

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