Sunday, 24 October 2010


As the moon rises above Largs the car ferry LOCH SHIRA, used by CalMac on the service to Cumbrae Slip, unloads traffic heading for Millport, the main settlement on Great Cumbrae. During the winter period LOCH SHIRA, which has a capacity for 36 cars and 250 passengers, serves the island alone but during the height of summer, is generally assisted by one of the company's smaller ferries, to give a crossing every fifteen minutes.