Great Cumbrae

Great Cumbrae (Scots: Muckle Cumbrae; Scottish Gaelic: Cumaradh Mòr; also known as Great Cumbrae Island,[6] Cumbrae or the Isle of Cumbrae) is the larger of the two islands known as The Cumbraes in the lower Firth of Clyde in western Scotland. Home to the Cathedral of The Isles and a Field Study Centre (formerly University Marine Biological Station Millport), the holiday island has an 18-hole golf course which sweeps almost to the summit, and a round-island road much favoured for family cycle runs.

Great Cumbrae
Scottish Gaelic nameCumaradh Mòr
Scots nameMuckle Cumbrae
Old Norse nameKumrey
Meaning of nameLarge island of the Cymric people[1]
Location
Great Cumbrae
Great Cumbrae shown within Argyll and Bute
OS grid referenceNS169566
Coordinates55.77°N 4.92°W / 55.77; -4.92
Physical geography
Island groupFirth of Clyde
Area1,168 ha (4.5 sq mi)
Area rank45[2]
Highest elevationThe Glaidstane 127 metres (417 ft)
Administration
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
CountryScotland
Council areaNorth Ayrshire
Demographics
Population1,376[3]
Population rank10[2]
Population density117.8/km2 (305/sq mi)[3][4]
Largest settlementMillport
References[4][5]