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The long, winding road to Dornie may seem never-ending, but when you finally turn round that last bend and you catch your first glimpse of the timeless beauty of Eilean Donan Castle sitting perfectly placed at the point where Loch Long, Loch Duich, and Loch Alsh meet, you know it was worth the journey.
As residents of the Clyde Coast, we have ventured to the local islands many times including Cumbrae but I am ashamed to say that this was our first time visiting the Millport Illuminations. We were therefore delighted that Clyde Cruises invited us on a cruise organised specially for the event.
Friday 27 September 2013 to Sunday 16 February 2014
On Friday 27th September, local author Louise Turner will be celebrating the launch of her novel Fire and Sword at Clyde Muirshiel Regional Park’s Castle Semple Visitor Centre in Lochwinnoch. Joining her for the evening will be Jamie, 21st Lord Sempill, Chief of Clan Semple and descendant of Lord John. Louise will read extracts from the novel, with signed copies available for purchase on the night. The event starts at 7pm, refreshments will be provided.
A fantastic evening for all the family on Saturday the 28th September between 5 and 11 pm. Set sail from Greenock for our 2 hour cruise to Millport, disembark at the main pier in Millport, in the centre of the town and enjoy the end of season extravaganza on this beautiful Island. With houses decorated and illuminated, shop window competitions, musical entertainment and the famous Millport Firework display, it really is worth a visit to this annual event. You will then join us for the return sail back to Greenock.