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.
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.
Scotland’s Festival of History 2013 promised to be a great day out for the whole family and it did not disappoint. We took the whole family along aged between 75 and 18 months and everyone had a great time.
On a rather unpredictable Saturday morning, we set off from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay on the Island of Bute to visit Mount Stuart. Wemyss Bay is very easy to get to since it has direct connections with Glasgow via bus and train . There is also ample parking (albeit paid) at the train station which is attached to the ferry terminal. On the ferry there is the option of taking your car but with public transport available on the island, I would recommend leaving it behind. It is quite expensive and unless you plan to do a lot of driving, it is quite unnecessary.
One of Scotland's most dazzling gems, Mount Stuart is one of the world's greatest houses surrounded by some of Europe's finest gardens! The House boasts a rich and intriguing history - with jaw-droppingly stunning interiors and awesome detail and grandeur, this really is a place that has to be seen to be believed! And all just a half hour ferry ride from Wemyss Bay!