Jan 22, 2023

It's Official!

Press Releases have been issued:https://www.vanoord.com/en/updates/millport-flood-protection-scheme-awarded-van-oordandhttps://www.north-ayrshire.gov.uk/news/Van-Oord-appointed-main-contractor-as-progress-continues-on-Millport-Flood-Scheme.aspxNeither have massive detail, but there's this: "Preparatory works will start this month, with construction beginning in mid-March."as far as I can see there are two main parts to this projectThe onshore work, which impacts the benches,... more

Jan 14, 2023

Interesting news..

One of Cumbrae's local councillors posted this on facebook earlier this week:"Flood Defences: the contractor has been appointed. The successful bidder was Van Oord and works are planning to commence in March 2023. The community council have been advised by NAC and a range of community consultations will take place to advise of the upcoming works. We will update you when we have more details on times etc. Van Oord will also be appointing a Community Liaison Officer to work alongside... more


Jan 02, 2023

Nothing to do with benches

Jan 01, 2023

Happy New Year!

Dec 29, 2022


Cumbrae Benches started on Twitter, with the first bench posted back in July 2021. It's safe to say, that some strange things have been going on with the twitter platform. However Cumbrae Benches is going to continue to post to twitter (and facebook and instagram). The "search engine" of this site used to return any results as embedded tweets, but it's now returning locally served images (they are much faster to load), and you can click on them to get all the details of the... more

Dec 27, 2022

Social Media

So, some strange things have been happening on Twitter recently, and some people are closing accounts and moving away. I don't really want to do that, as the twitter account just posts pictures of benches - nothing very controversial there - I hope.Twitter is where Cumbrae Benches started, Facebook and Insta' were afterthoughts. The website https://cumbrae-benches.com came along much later.As for what the hipsters might call "engagement", there's no doubt that Facebook... more

interesting facebook post!
the lost of an iconic bench
a tiny bit of good news..
Another bench lost..