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Wemyss Bay Station, showing some of the flowers and the statue that have been provided by the Friends of Wemyss Bay Station

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Couple found guilty of murdering Margaret Fleming
Murdered Inverkip woman Margaret Fleming

A couple from Inverkip, Edward Cairney (77) and Avril Jones (59), have been found guilty of murdering Margaret Fleming in December 1999 or January 2000.

They have been on trial for 7 weeks and the jurors took just three and a half hours to reach a majority verdict on the charges at the High Court in Glasgow.

They had been claiming benefits for Margaret but the authorities became suspicious in October 2016. A massive police search for Margaret was launched but no trace of her was found. 

Avril Jones was also found guilty of fraudulently claiming £182,000 in benefits by pretending that Margaret was still alive.

Sources: Evening Times and BBC.

Friday 14th June 2019
Open Day at Wemyss Bay Station: 22nd June 2019
Wemyss Bay Station, showing some of the flowers and the statue that have been provided by the Friends of Wemyss Bay Station
DateSaturday 22nd June 2019 at 10:30am to 4:30pm
Location Wemyss Bay Railway Station, Wemyss Bay PA18 6AR
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Friends of Wemyss Bay Station are marking their tenth anniversary by holding an Open Day at the station on Saturday 22nd June 2019

Organisations providing displays include ScotRail, Caledonian MacBrayne, Royal National Lifeboat Institution and Visit Scotland, together with a variety of local groups. 

Authors Chris Vine (Peter’s Railway) and Geoff Marshall & Vicki Pipe (All the Stations) will be present to meet readers and sign books.

There will be a face-painter and station quiz for children. The station bookshop and gallery run by the Friends will be open, as usual, as will the station café and bar.

The open day runs from 10:30am until 4:30pm and is free of charge.

Come and admire our extraordinary station, one of very few to be listed Category A, and help the Friends mark their anniversary. Over the last ten years the Friends have restored the famed floral displays and enhanced the station in other ways, including installation of the statue of a wee boy going on holiday.

The list of expected attendees is:

  • All The Stations,
  • Ayrshire Coastal Path,
  • Bute Conservation Trust,
  • Caledonian MacBrayne,
  • Clyde River Steamer Club,
  • Inverclyde Tourist Group,
  • Paddle Steamer Preservation Society,
  • Peter’s Railway,
  • Royal National Lifeboat Institution,
  • ScotRail,
  • Skelmorlie & Wemyss Bay Clean Up Crew,
  • Visit Scotland.
Local man John Reid awarded MBE!
John Reid MBE (on the left) at the 2004 Gala Day
Local Wemyss Bay man John Reid has been honoured with an MBE in the Queen's birthday honours list!

John has worked with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) for the last 35 years and has been given the honour for services to vulnerable customers in Scotland and to the community in Inverclyde. He is currently the area manager for legacy benefits.

John is well known in Wemyss Bay as he was a founding member of Ardgowan Football Development. He was a volunteer coach and secretary of the group for 17 years.

He has also taken part in various charity fundraising efforts which included w...
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Monday 10th June 2019
European Election 2019 Results for Inverclyde
Alyn Smith MEP (image credit: Brian McNeil)
For the purposes of the European Parliament Scotland is seen as one large constituency. Scotland is represented by 6 MEPs. Parties win a number of MEPs equal to their share of the vote in each region.

It was a good night for the SNP and the 6 week old Brexit Party, and a disastrous night for the Tories and Labour Party, as Scotland voiced their displeasure at the UK Parliament and their handling of the Brexit situation. The SNP vote increased nearly 9% while the newly formed Brexit Party were 2nd in Scotland (and 3rd in Inverclyde) with nearly 15% of the Scottish vote.

The Liberal Democrats...
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Monday 27th May 2019
Summer Playschemes
Wemyss Bay Primary School

Inverclyde Leisure have announced that their Summer Playschemes will open on Monday 8th July at the following locations:

  • Wemyss Bay Primary School
  • Kilmacolm Primary School
  • Boglestone Community Centre
  • St Patrick’s Primary School
  • Moorfoot Primary School
  • Inverkip Primary School

Session times are 9.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.00pm, from Monday to Friday, and cost £2.50 per session.

All places allocated on a ‘first come’ basis each day. 

For further information please contact 01475 213121.

Source: Inverclyde Leisure

Tuesday 11th June 2019
Wemyss Bay Gala Day 2019
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Wemyss Bay Gala Day - 18th May 2019!
Photo album: South Lodge
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Childrens' Parties
Having a Party?
Wemyss Bay Community Centre
Wemyss Bay Community Centre

If you are thinking of having a party, why not hold it at the Community Centre? Although it is pretty busy, party bookings are still available outwith the regular lets. Even better, why not theme your party? When placing your booking just say if you would like a Bouncy Castle Party or if you would like the a DJ to provide your entertainment.

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FDF Randers visit to Castle Wemyss in 1948
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FDF Randers 1st Circle boys visited Boys Brigade 2nd Paisley in 1948 and had the honour, together with Lord Inverclyde, to be allowed to plant a tree at Castle Wemyss. Does the tree still exist and if so, where is it?

Poll: Rothesay
How many times have you visited Rothesay?

The ferry to RothesayThis is a question for Wemyss Bay residents, or those who have lived here in the past. There is a ferry to Rothesay right on our doorstep, but how many times have you been over for a visit?
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16.1% (36 votes): Never
10.8% (24 votes): Once
6.3% (14 votes): Twice
15.7% (35 votes): 3-5 times
8.1% (18 votes): 6-10 times
11.2% (25 votes): 10-20 times
26.5% (59 votes): More than 20 times
5.4% (12 votes): Where's Rothesay?
Total votes: 223.
Ardgowan Football Development Gala Weekend 2019
DateSaturday 15th June 2019 at 9:00am to Sunday 16th June 2019 at 4:00pm
Location Wemyss Bay Primary School and Community Centre, Ardgowan Road, Wemyss Bay
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It’s that time of year again and another Ardgowan Gala Weekend.

AFD would like to see as many people as possible along as our AFD and ATFC kids showcase what they've achieved and learned over another fantastic season!

All details of timings for the weekend are available in the AFD newsletter.
Ardgowan Football Development Gala Weekend
Diamond Beauty Salon & Training Academy
Diamond Beauty - Beauty Salon and Training Academy
Friendly relaxing Elemis appointed beauty salon serving Wemyss Bay, Skelmorlie and Inverkip. Experienced and qualified therapists using top brands such as Elemis, Fake Bake and Waxperts and CND.
Whether you're looking for fabulous nails, relaxing massage or award winning skin care, we can help. Pop in or check out our website for price menu and seasonal offers.
Diamond Beauty Salon
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Address: 18A Skelmorlie Castle Road, Skelmorlie PA17 5BB
Ivy Cottage Dental Practice

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Telephone: 01475 521248

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Poll: New Co-op Store
Will the new Co-op store (at the Wemyss Bay Hotel site) be good for the local area?

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79.7% (165 votes): Yes
11.6% (24 votes): No
8.7% (18 votes): Not sure
Total votes: 207.
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