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Garrison House (The Garrison) - Millport, Isle of Cumbrae

Garrison House in Millport on Cumbrae, North Ayrshire, Scotland

A few views of the old and venerable house on the seafront in Millport.

Now used as a library and containing the Museum of the Cumbraes, council offices, a GP surgery, a popular cafe and rooms for community use, as well as an indoor model railway and at the front outside some very nice gardens.

Originally built in 1745 (the year of Bonnie Prince Charlie's rebellion and just before the Battle of Culloden) it started out as a garrison post for the crew of the Revenue Sailing Ship the “Royal George” in which customs officers tried to curb the lucrative smuggling business on the island.


Garrison House in Millport on Cumbrae, North Ayrshire, Scotland

It started out as a naval garrison post.

The sunken garden was designed in around 1908 by Robert Weir Schultz.


Garrison House in Millport on Cumbrae, North Ayrshire, Scotland

From the south-east.

The grounds are often used for festivals, the Country & Western one being a popular event, but also car rallies (of the vintage/classic car variety).




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