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Bring me sunshine - on the weather forecast!

Published: 18 Jul 2012 14:204 comments

Businesses on Millport say they are fed up about 'inaccurate weather forecasts' which are driving visitors away.

Shine on ... but weather forecasters have given local businesses the blues.

Shine on ... but weather forecasters have given local businesses the blues.

Suggestions to try and encourage visitors to come to the island include setting up a web camera as businesses say that during the summer, the island has been dry on repeated occasions, in contrast to what weather broadcasts have predicted.

Ken Mapes, chairman of the Millport Tourist Association, and owner of Mapes of Millport said: "The thing about the weather is it has not been all that bad but the general forecasting has been terrible. Just last week, for Tuesday and Wednesday, they had blanket rain and big blue rain drop bubble over Firth of Clyde yet we had two perfect days - that is what we are facing more than anything."

Full story in this week's Largs and Millport News.

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