Garrison House (The Garrison) - Millport, Isle of Cumbrae
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.
It started out as a naval garrison post.
The sunken garden was designed in around 1908 by Robert Weir Schultz.
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).