Cumbrae, a vibrant island

The Isle of Cumbrae has a lot to offer and is a great place for new community development opportunities.
View of Millport over the water and the Crocodile Rock

Cumbrae is a vibrant island, where businesses, charitable organisations, activities and community groups and projects are flourishing. Information about Cumbrae can be found on the Community Council’s Website.

In 2022, Cumbrae has been selected for the Carbon Neutral Islands project, to be one of the six Scottish islands to become carbon neutral by 2040. More information about Carbon Neutral Islands on our website or the Scottish Government website.

Community Organisations

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Cumbrae Community Council

Information about community organisations & projects, calendar of activities, events and community meetings on the island, local services, planning application, minutes meetings & key issues impacting the life on Cumbrae, can be found on the Cumbrae Community Council’s website Join the Cumbrae Community Council’s mailing list to be kept informed.

Cumbrae Ferry Users Group

The Ferry Users Group Facebook page is a public forum where information about ferry disruptions and information are shared and where ferry users have the opportunity to put forward their comments & ideas as a constructive input which can then be taken forward to Calmac at the planned meetings.

Cumbrae Elderly Forum

The Isle of Cumbrae Elderly Forum was created to promote the general welfare of the elderly on the island. More information on the Isle of Cumbrae Elderly Forum Facebook page.

Cumbrae Community Development Company

Cumbrae Community Development Company is Millport’s local development company whose goal is to help develop new businesses on the island and sustain the town’s economy. The CCDC holds three subsidiary companies, the profits from which feed local community projects. More information on the CCDC website.

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Cumbrae Community Resilience Team

The Cumbrae Community Resilience Team (CCRT) are a volunteer group. Using local resources and knowledge to assist in incidences of flooding, power outage, water stoppage, or anything else that could cause community concerns. More information on the CCRT Facebook page.

Isle of Cumbrae Tourism Association

The Isle of Cumbrae Tourism Association’s website is designed to promote the Isle of Cumbrae and the town of Millport. Membership to IOCTA’s directory goes towards the cost of promoting the island and holding annual events such as the very popular “September Weekend”. More information about things to do and to see on Millport on the IOCTA’s website.

Millport Pier & Harbour Users Group

The Millport Pier & Harbour Users Group has been constituted to best represent those interested in promoting the future of Millport pier, the inner and outer harbour areas of Millport. More information on the Millport Pier & Harbour Users Facebook page.

Millport Support Group

The Millport Support Group (MSG) was formed in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It brought together representatives from Cumbrae Community CouncilThe Cumbrae Forum, Churches Together, North Ayrshire Council’s Locality Partnership and local business owners who worked together to co-ordinate the local response. MSG publishes and distributes to every household on the island a quarterly newsletter “Croc TALK”. Follow MSG on facebook.

North Coast Locality Partnership

The Locality Partnership will provide support for the communities of the North Coast to help them do what is needed to tackle the issues that they have identified as priorities for their local area. These are outlined in the Locality Plan. More information on North Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership website.