Wemyss Bay lies on the
Firth of Clyde. A ferry sails from Wemyss Bay to Rothesay on
the Isle of Bute.
first station at Wemyss Bay opened in 1865. The station in
this photograph was built in 1903. It was designed by Donald
Mathieson and James Miller who also designed the railway hotels at
Turnberry and Gleneagles.
The station with its splendid architecture is spacious, designed
to accommodate the large number of holidaymakers travelling from
Glasgow to Rothesay.
There is a long, curved, covered passage linking the station to the
ferry pier. I have been told that at one time both sides of
this passage were lined with models of old ships and ferries,
displayed in glass cases, and that there were hanging baskets of
flowers throughout the concourse above.
The photograph above is taken from the top of the passage leading
to the ferry. It looks away from the ferry and towards the
station's booking office.