From £20.00 pp (per night)

Real Family Holidays in the Scottish Islands, Scotland UK

12 April - 17 April 2017

14 July - 05 August 2017

Explore this magical island and get lost in your own family adventure.

Take a Virtual Tour of the Centre

Millport Centre sits on the adventurous island of Cumbrae, just off the western shore of Scotland. It is Scotland’s most accessible island, just an eight minute ferry crossing from the mainland at Largs. The Centre is metres away from the sea; some bedrooms have spectacular views of the Firth of Clyde. Don’t forget to bring you binoculars, on your holiday as you may have a chance to see seals, porpoise and a wide variety of sea birds.

If the weather in Scotland isn’t on your side, during your holiday, then don’t worry; inside we have a common and games room with a TV/DVD, a range of films, a pool table and lots of fun board games. We also have an onsite aquarium and museum filled with weird, wonderful and wacky objects and creatures.

Click the picture to see around the Scottish Islands via our new drone footage and a virtual tour of Millport Centre

Explore the Islands of Scotland

The islands of Scotland are a captivating and ideal place to for a holiday with your family. Our staff are on hand to advise your family of the best places to go in the area and give you directions to any of the places mentioned below.

Kames Bay – Go swimming or snorkelling in Kames Bay, just a short walk from the Centre. Keep a look out as occasionally you can see a seal swimming by.

Cycle - Rent bikes from the local shop see if your family can complete the challenge to cycle around the island in a day.

Largs - Hop on the ferry back to the mainland of Largs and have a walk round the local shops and have an ice cream from the famous Retro Ritz Café! If you have time try the Viking experience.

Cathedral of the Isles and Garrison Museum – Find the smallest cathedral in Europe and explore the lovely little exhibition about the island.

Our Real Family Holidays offer your family one free activity a day, you can choose one per day from the free activity list. If your family wishes to do more than one activity a day, you can add any from the free list but there is a small charge of £4. We also have a list of paid activities available at the bottom of the list.

Free Activities

Thu 13 April

Team Challenges

Can your team complete the Island team challenges? You will need skills and perseverance to get through each hurdle your team faces. Aimed at over 7's, younger family members are welcome with parental help. Free if the first activity of day or £4 if not.

Thu 13 April

Hidden Holiday Histories

What was Millport like in the past? Create a viking house and imagine yourself in the past. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Thu 13 April

What Wanders at Night?

Find signs of creature who come out as night falls from moths to mice and bats to otters. Aimed at over 5s, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Fri 14 April

Rock Pooling

Explore the inhabitants of the rocky shore on the Island. What lives under the rocks and in the seaweed? Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Fri 14 April

Bushcraft: Island Survival

Make a fire from locally scavenged material and see if you could survive on you own desert Island. Aimed at over 8's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Fri 14 April

Holiday Campfire

Share stories and sing songs around the campfire overlooking the sea. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sat 15 April

Minibeast Hunt

Explore the area hunting for things that creep and crawl. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sat 15 April

Beach Art

Explore our local beach for washed up treasures, and create your own holiday-inspired masterpiece on the sandy shores of Millport, Scotland. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sat 15 April

Orienteering

Explore your way around the local surroundings by using a map and learn about the environment on the way. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sun 16 April

Rock Pooling

Explore the inhabitants of the rocky shore on the Island. What lives under the rocks and in the seaweed? Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sun 16 April

Team Challenges

Can your team complete the Island team challenges? You will need skills and perseverance to get through each hurdle your team faces. Aimed at over 7's, younger family members are welcome with parental help. Free if the first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sun 16 April

What Wanders at Night?

Find signs of creature who come out as night falls from moths to mice and bats to otters. Aimed at over 5s, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Mon 17 April

Team Challenges

Can your team complete the Island team challenges? You will need skills and perseverance to get through each hurdle your team faces. Aimed at over 7's, younger family members are welcome with parental help. Free if the first activity of day or £4 if not.

Mon 17 April

Hidden Histories

What was life at Millport like in the past? Create a Viking house and imagine yourself in the past. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sat 15 July

Team Challenges

Can your team complete the Island team challenges? You will need skills and perseverance to get through each hurdle your team faces. Aimed at over 7's, younger family members are welcome with parental help. Free if the first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sat 15 July

Hidden Holiday Histories

What was Millport like in the past? Create a viking house and imagine yourself in the past. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sat 15 July

What Wanders at Night?

Find signs of creature who come out as night falls from moths to mice and bats to otters. Aimed at over 5s, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sun 16 July

Rock Pooling

Explore the inhabitants of the rocky shore on the Island. What lives under the rocks and in the seaweed? Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sun 16 July

Bushcraft: Island Survival

Make a fire from locally scavenged material and see if you could survive on you own desert Island. Aimed at over 8's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sun 16 July

Campfire

Share stories and sing songs around the campfire overlooking the sea. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Mon 17 July

Minibeast Hunt

Explore the area hunting for things that creep and crawl. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Mon 17 July

Beach Art

Explore our local beach for washed up treasures, and create your own holiday-inspired masterpiece on the sandy shores of Millport, Scotland. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Mon 17 July

Orienteering

Explore your way around the local surroundings by using a map and learn about the environment on the way. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Tue 18 July

Rock Pooling

Explore the inhabitants of the rocky shore on the Island. What lives under the rocks and in the seaweed? Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Tue 18 July

Team Challenges

Can your team complete the Island team challenges? You will need skills and perseverance to get through each hurdle your team faces. Aimed at over 7's, younger family members are welcome with parental help. Free if the first activity of day or £4 if not.

Tue 18 July

What Wanders at Night?

Find signs of creature who come out as night falls from moths to mice and bats to otters. Aimed at over 5s, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Wed 19 July

Beach Art

Explore our local beach for washed up treasures, and create your own holiday-inspired masterpiece on the sandy shores of Millport, Scotland. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Wed 19 July

Under the Sea: Aquarium

Dive under the Clyde and explore an amazing underwater world in our own Robertson Museum and Aquarium. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Wed 19 July

Campfire

Share stories and sing songs around the campfire overlooking the sea. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Thu 20 July

Bugs Count

Explore the area hunting for things that creep and crawl, contributing to citizen science. Aimed at over 5's, younger children welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Thu 20 July

Team Challenges

Can your team complete the Island team challenges? You will need skills and perseverance to get through each hurdle your team faces. Aimed at over 7's, younger family members are welcome with parental help. Free if the first activity of day or £4 if not.

Thu 20 July

Orienteering

Explore your way around the local surroundings by using a map and learn about the environment on the way. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Fri 21 July

Under the Sea: Aquarium

Dive under the Clyde and explore an amazing underwater world in our own Robertson Museum and Aquarium. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Fri 21 July

Bushcraft: Island Survival

Make a fire from locally scavenged material and see if you could survive on you own desert Island. Aimed at over 8's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Fri 21 July

What Wanders at Night?

Find signs of creature who come out as night falls from moths to mice and bats to otters. Aimed at over 5s, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sat 22 July

Bugs Count

Explore the area hunting for things that creep and crawl, contributing to citizen science. Aimed at over 5's, younger children welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sat 22 July

Rock Pooling

Explore the inhabitants of the rocky shore on the Island. What lives under the rocks and in the seaweed? Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sat 22 July

Campfire

Share stories and sing songs around the campfire overlooking the sea. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sun 23 July

Bushcraft: Island Survival

Make a fire from locally scavenged material and see if you could survive on you own desert Island. Aimed at over 8's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sun 23 July

Beach Art

Explore our local beach for washed up treasures, and create your own holiday-inspired masterpiece on the sandy shores of Millport, Scotland. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sun 23 July

Orienteering

Explore your way around the local surroundings by using a map and learn about the environment on the way. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Mon 24 July

Under the Sea: Aquarium

Dive under the Clyde and explore an amazing underwater world in our own Robertson Museum and Aquarium. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Mon 24 July

Team Challenges

Can your team complete the Island team challenges? You will need skills and perseverance to get through each hurdle your team faces. Aimed at over 7's, younger family members are welcome with parental help. Free if the first activity of day or £4 if not.

Mon 24 July

What Wanders at Night?

Find signs of creature who come out as night falls from moths to mice and bats to otters. Aimed at over 5s, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Tue 25 July

Minibeast Hunt

Explore the area hunting for things that creep and crawl. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Tue 25 July

Hidden Holiday Histories

What was Millport like in the past? Create a viking house and imagine yourself in the past. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Tue 25 July

Holiday Campfire

Share stories and sing songs around the campfire overlooking the sea. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Wed 26 July

Rock Pooling

Explore the inhabitants of the rocky shore on the Island. What lives under the rocks and in the seaweed? Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Wed 26 July

Beach Art

Explore our local beach for washed up treasures, and create your own holiday-inspired masterpiece on the sandy shores of Millport, Scotland. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Wed 26 July

Orienteering

Explore your way around the local surroundings by using a map and learn about the environment on the way. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Thu 27 July

Team Challenges

Can your team complete the Island team challenges? You will need skills and perseverance to get through each hurdle your team faces. Aimed at over 7's, younger family members are welcome with parental help. Free if the first activity of day or £4 if not.

Thu 27 July

Bugs Count

Explore the area hunting for things that creep and crawl, contributing to citizen science. Aimed at over 5's, younger children welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Thu 27 July

What Wanders at Night?

Find signs of creature who come out as night falls from moths to mice and bats to otters. Aimed at over 5s, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Fri 28 July

Rock Pooling

Explore the inhabitants of the rocky shore on the Island. What lives under the rocks and in the seaweed? Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Fri 28 July

Bushcraft: Island Survival

Make a fire from locally scavenged material and see if you could survive on you own desert Island. Aimed at over 8's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Fri 28 July

What Wanders at Night?

Find signs of creature who come out as night falls from moths to mice and bats to otters. Aimed at over 5s, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sat 29 July

Under the Sea: Aquarium

Dive under the Clyde and explore an amazing underwater world in our own Robertson Museum and Aquarium. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sat 29 July

Bugs Count

Explore the area hunting for things that creep and crawl, contributing to citizen science. Aimed at over 5's, younger children welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sat 29 July

Holiday Campfire

Share stories and sing songs around the campfire overlooking the sea. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sun 30 July

Rock Pooling

Explore the inhabitants of the rocky shore on the Island. What lives under the rocks and in the seaweed? Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sun 30 July

Beach Art

Explore our local beach for washed up treasures, and create your own holiday-inspired masterpiece on the sandy shores of Millport, Scotland. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sun 30 July

Orienteering

Explore your way around the local surroundings by using a map and learn about the environment on the way. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Mon 31 July

Under the Sea: Aquarium

Dive under the Clyde and explore an amazing underwater world in our own Robertson Museum and Aquarium. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Mon 31 July

Team Challenges

Can your team complete the Island team challenges? You will need skills and perseverance to get through each hurdle your team faces. Aimed at over 7's, younger family members are welcome with parental help. Free if the first activity of day or £4 if not.

Mon 31 July

What Wanders at Night?

Find signs of creature who come out as night falls from moths to mice and bats to otters. Aimed at over 5s, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Tue 1 August

Minibeast Hunt

Explore the area hunting for things that creep and crawl. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Tue 1 August

Hidden Holiday Histories

What was Millport like in the past? Create a viking house and imagine yourself in the past. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Tue 1 August

Holiday Campfire

Share stories and sing songs around the campfire overlooking the sea. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Wed 2 August

Beach Art

Explore our local beach for washed up treasures, and create your own holiday-inspired masterpiece on the sandy shores of Millport, Scotland. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Wed 2 August

Rock Pooling

Explore the inhabitants of the rocky shore on the Island. What lives under the rocks and in the seaweed? Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Wed 2 August

Orienteering

Explore your way around the local surroundings by using a map and learn about the environment on the way. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Thu 3 August

Team Challenges

Can your team complete the Island team challenges? You will need skills and perseverance to get through each hurdle your team faces. Aimed at over 7's, younger family members are welcome with parental help. Free if the first activity of day or £4 if not.

Thu 3 August

Bugs Count

Explore the area hunting for things that creep and crawl, contributing to citizen science. Aimed at over 5's, younger children welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Thu 3 August

What Wanders at Night?

Find signs of creature who come out as night falls from moths to mice and bats to otters. Aimed at over 5s, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Fri 4 August

Team Challenges

Can your team complete the Island team challenges? You will need skills and perseverance to get through each hurdle your team faces. Aimed at over 7's, younger family members are welcome with parental help. Free if the first activity of day or £4 if not.

Fri 4 August

Bugs Count

Explore the area hunting for things that creep and crawl, contributing to citizen science. Aimed at over 5's, younger children welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Fri 4 August

What Wanders at Night?

Find signs of creature who come out as night falls from moths to mice and bats to otters. Aimed at over 5s, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Sat 5 August

Under the Sea: Aquarium

Dive under the Clyde and explore an amazing underwater world in our own Robertson Museum and Aquarium. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help. Free if first activity of day or £4 if not.

Extra Activities

Thu 13 April

Wildlife Walk - £6.50

Spot sea birds, porpoise, butterflies and other wildlife on a short stroll from the Centre. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

Fri 14 April

Snorkelling - £10.00

The shallow waters of Kames Bay offers beautiful sandy and rocky seabed's to explore from the warmth of a wetsuit! Must fit wet suit/mask. Usually 8+

Sat 15 April

Wildlife Boat Trip - £15.00

Take a trip on Actinia our research vessel exploring the sea, spotting seals, porpoise and occasionally a whale! (1.5 hours) Must fit life jacket, usually 8+

Sun 16 April

Habitat Creation - £6.50

Enhance your local environment by building a bird box, bat box or bug hotel. Aimed at over 5's, younger family member welcome with parental help.

Sat 15 July

Wildlife Walk (6) - £6.50

Spot sea birds, porpoise, butterflies and other wildlife on a short stroll from the Centre. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

Sun 16 July

Snorkelling (6) - £10.00

The shallow waters of Kames Bay offers beautiful sandy and rocky seabed's to explore from the warmth of a wetsuit! Must fit wet suit/mask. Usually 8+

Mon 17 July

Wildlife Boat Trip (3) - £15.00

Take a trip on Actinia our research vessel exploring the sea, spotting seals, porpoise and occasionally a whale! (1.5 hours) Must fit life jacket, usually 8+

Tue 18 July

Habitat Creation (5) - £6.50

Enhance your local environment by building a bird box, bat box or bug hotel. Aimed at over 5's, younger family member welcome with parental help.

Tue 18 July

Explore Plankton - £6.50

Enter the amazing microscopic world of plankton, have a close look at all the fun, tiny creatures which live in the ocean that you can’t normally see. Aimed at over 7's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

Wed 19 July

Snorkelling (7) - £10.00

The shallow waters of Kames Bay offers beautiful sandy and rocky seabed's to explore from the warmth of a wetsuit! Must fit wet suit/mask. Usually 8+

Thu 20 July

Wildlife Walk (7) - £6.50

Spot sea birds, porpoise, butterflies and other wildlife on a short stroll from the Centre. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

Fri 21 July

Snorkelling (8) - £10.00

The shallow waters of Kames Bay offers beautiful sandy and rocky seabed's to explore from the warmth of a wetsuit! Must fit wet suit/mask. Usually 8+

Sat 22 July

Wildlife Walk (8) - £6.50

Spot sea birds, porpoise, butterflies and other wildlife on a short stroll from the Centre. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

Sat 22 July

Habitat Creation (6) - £6.50

Enhance your local environment by building a bird box, bat box or bug hotel. Aimed at over 5's, younger family member welcome with parental help.

Sun 23 July

Snorkelling (9) - £10.00

The shallow waters of Kames Bay offers beautiful sandy and rocky seabed's to explore from the warmth of a wetsuit! Must fit wet suit/mask. Usually 8+

Mon 24 July

Wildlife Walk (9) - £6.50

Spot sea birds, porpoise, butterflies and other wildlife on a short stroll from the Centre. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

Tue 25 July

Habitat Creation (7) - £6.50

Enhance your local environment by building a bird box, bat box or bug hotel. Aimed at over 5's, younger family member welcome with parental help.

Tue 25 July

Explore Plankton (1) - £6.50

Enter the amazing microscopic world of plankton, have a close look at all the fun, tiny creatures which live in the ocean that you can’t normally see. Aimed at over 7's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

Wed 26 July

Wildlife Boat Trip (4) - £15.00

Take a trip on Actinia our research vessel exploring the sea, spotting seals, porpoise and occasionally a whale! (1.5 hours) Must fit life jacket, usually 8+

Thu 27 July

Wildlife Walk (1) - £6.50

Spot sea birds, porpoise, butterflies and other wildlife on a short stroll from the Centre. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

Fri 28 July

Snorkelling (1) - £10.00

The shallow waters of Kames Bay offers beautiful sandy and rocky seabed's to explore from the warmth of a wetsuit! Must fit wet suit/mask. Usually 8+

Sat 29 July

Wildlife Walk (2) - £6.50

Spot sea birds, porpoise, butterflies and other wildlife on a short stroll from the Centre. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

Sat 29 July

Habitat Creation (1) - £6.50

Enhance your local environment by building a bird box, bat box or bug hotel. Aimed at over 5's, younger family member welcome with parental help.

Sun 30 July

Snorkelling (2) - £10.00

The shallow waters of Kames Bay offers beautiful sandy and rocky seabed's to explore from the warmth of a wetsuit! Must fit wet suit/mask. Usually 8+

Mon 31 July

Wildlife Walk (3) - £6.50

Spot sea birds, porpoise, butterflies and other wildlife on a short stroll from the Centre. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

Tue 1 August

Habitat Creation (2) - £6.50

Enhance your local environment by building a bird box, bat box or bug hotel. Aimed at over 5's, younger family member welcome with parental help.

Tue 1 August

Explore Plankton (2) - £6.50

Enter the amazing microscopic world of plankton, have a close look at all the fun, tiny creatures which live in the ocean that you can’t normally see. Aimed at over 7's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

Wed 2 August

Wildlife Boat Trip (1) - £15.00

Take a trip on Actinia our research vessel exploring the sea, spotting seals, porpoise and occasionally a whale! (1.5 hours) Must fit life jacket, usually 8+

Thu 3 August

Wildlife Walk (4) - £6.50

Spot sea birds, porpoise, butterflies and other wildlife on a short stroll from the Centre. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

Fri 4 August

Wildlife Walk (5) - £6.50

Spot sea birds, porpoise, butterflies and other wildlife on a short stroll from the Centre. Aimed at over 5's, younger family members welcome with parental help.

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Contact Details

Millport Centre
Isle of Cumbrae
Scotland
KA28 0EG
Tel: 01475 530581

“Fantastic accommodation and great activities - a very different holiday but just as fun! Would highly recommend!”

“Our family of four, had a fantastic time and enjoyed taking part in a wide range of activities. The new en-suite accommodation was lovely, the food excellent and plentiful. The staff and particularly the instructors were fantastic.”

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