Continuing on from Ardrossan the paddler's next port of call was Millport (Old) Pier on the Isle of Great Cumbrae. Although Millport was not one of the paddler's regular haunts in her early years, a very special relationship has built up between the folk of Millport and the paddler since they became more closely associated. Waverley is always warmly greeted as she arrives at Millport and she, in turn, is always happy to be there. A few years after this picture was taken Millport Old Pier was closed due to its deteriorating condition. As Cumbrae's 'back door' pier at Keppel had already closed the paddler was effectively precluded from visiting the island. The islanders mounted a tremendous campaign to have Millport Old pier restored and, eventually, their determination was rewarded. A grand reunion was planned. Few that were present will ever forget the scenes that day when the paddler returned for her first visit following the pier's restoration. On another memorable occasion Waverley and her fleetmate Balmoral met at Millport, double berthing alongside the Old pier, and offering their great supporters in Millport the unique experience of two 'steamers' cruising round the Cumbrae Islands simultaneously. Great days.