Place:Great Cumbrae, Bute, Scotland

NameGreat Cumbrae
Alt namesIsle of Cumbraesource: wikipedia
Big Cumbraesource: Family History Library Catalog
Cumbraesource: civil reg dist
TypeParish, Island
Coordinates55.768°N 4.92°W
Located inBute, Scotland
See alsoStrathclyde, Scotlandregion covering the County of Bute 1975-1996
North Ayrshire, Scotlandunitary council covering Arran and Cumbrae since 1996
source: Family History Library Catalog

Great Cumbrae is the smallest of the three main islands that make up Bute. The island is also a parish. The civil registration district of Cumbrae comprises both Great Cumbrae and Little Cumbrae, although the latter was in the parish of Ardrossan.

Millport is a village which is the main place of habitation on Great Cumbrae. The island is connected to the mainland by a ferry service to Largs. The ferry does not berth at Millport, but at Cumbrae Slip, 4 miles north of the town. A bus is always on hand to transport visitors to the village.

For more information, see the EN Wikipedia article Great Cumbrae.

Research Tips

  • Transcriptions of all the 19th century censuses are available on FreeCen.
  • ScotlandsPeople holds indexes and images for all civil births, marriages and deaths, censuses 1841-1911, and for all Old Parish Registers throughout Scotland. It is a pay-per-view site. ScotlandsPeople also holds records of Wills and Testaments and Coats of Arms. Access to this latter part of their website is free.
  • Vision of Britain provides both the topographical Ordnance Survey of Scotland First Series (1856-1887) in black and white, and the Ordnance Survey of Scotland Popular Edition (1928-1945) in colour at a scale of 1:63360, as well as other series of maps covering the whole of the United Kingdom. These maps are wonderful for finding places that have diminished in size over the past 150 years.
  • Google maps include Street View for Millport and the main roads of the Isle of Cumbrae.
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