A programme of heritage-led activities is being delivered to support the building restoration works by engaging local communities and visitors with local history and heritage, also providing training opportunities in traditional building skills.



Millport Heritage Cycle

Following on the success of the pilot event on the 14th July 2019, we’re working on another one for this summer. It’s a family day out with a self-guided cycle ride following the Cumbrae Heritage Trail around the island and finishing at the Bike Festival. It combines the traditional visitor attraction/activities with local heritage discovery. We aim for the cycle ride to be inclusive for all ages and abilities, however an extended route will be available for those seeking an extra challenge. Check this space for future updates.

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Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions this event had to be cancelled in 2020. We hope to deliver it next year. 

Free Services

As the conservation works progress under Millport CARS project we’re offering some free services to the local property owners and tradesmen.

Our main contractor, John Fulton (Plumbers) Ltd, offers Property Health Checks and Upskilling in Traditional Roof and Leadwork, details of which are in the attached posters. They are scheduled to be delivered on 4-5 August 2020. It’s a great opportunity for the owners of traditional properties to get their buildings looked at and for the local tradesmen to shadow our experts during conservation works.

These services are offered free of charge through the Millport CARS project. North Ayrshire Council actively encourages all consultants and contractors working within North Ayrshire communities, to provide community benefit initiatives that promote social cohesion and deliver positive outcomes for local people.