Thursday, 24 April 2014

Millport Memories

Here is Millport, Great Cumbrae, in picture postcard format from 1904. It was a popular place for trips by Clyde steamers and its heyday as a destination resort was probably in the 1920s & '30s. Film footage of these days has been secured by Video History Scotland and presented in their Memories of Millport.

The appeal of the place can be seen in these recent panoramic views of the town and from the bay. However, to capture the the excitement experienced by throngs of people you have to be transported to a past era, not by boat, but by video history.

Scottish Islands Explorer - aware of excitement past and present


The Greenockian said...

Many memories of going to Millport for the day. Hated the place!

Caroline Gill said...

Great Cumbrae ~ a wonderful, tranquil island. Have just posted about our recent visit here.