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The name Cumbrae is possibly derived from the Gaelic word 'Cumbray' meaning 'shelter' or 'refuge'. Other names on Greater and Lesser Cumbrae owe much to the Viking influence - for example 'Fouleport', a Norse settlement once situated west of the present harbour means 'The port of the mighty warriors'.

If you are planning to cycle around the Island we recommend looking at the 'Around the Island' interactive map which details all the landmarks which you may pass on your trip. This section also has information on the UK's smallest Cathedral, and the Garrison Restoration, in addition to a brief history of Millport itself.

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