Wemyss Bay is a small village on the Firth of Clyde and is the departure point for ferries to the Isle of Bute.
The history of Wemyss Bay (pronounced ‘weems’) can be traced back to the 15th century, but it was in the late 19th century that Wemyss Bay grew in popularity following the creation of the rail connection to Glasgow and the regular steamer service to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute.
Wemyss Bay Station is a startling wrought-iron and glass palace that serves as a reminder of the glory days when thousands of Glaswegians would alight for their steamer trip 'doon the watter' (down the water) to Bute. You can still arrive at Wemyss Bay by train and catch the CalMac ferry to Rothesay. The village is accessible by car but parking is scarce. The town has a selection of local shops and places to eat.