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Wemyss Bay Ferry - Inverclyde

Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal, Wemyss Bay, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, Scotland

This is the Caledonian MacBrayne ferry “Argyle” arriving from Rothesay on the Isle of Bute and unloading in Wemyss Bay.

The village on the far shore is Innellan on the Cowal Peninsula, just a little south of Dunoon.

These were taken on a less than sunny day with scudding rain clouds.

It's pretty standard weather for the Clyde coast.

In passing, the name is pronounced “Weems” and not, as the Scotrail train announcements once had it “Weh-miss”.


Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal, Wemyss Bay, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, Scotland

Unloading the vehicles. Normal turn-round time is less than 15 minutes.


Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal, Wemyss Bay, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, Scotland

The station at the pier-head.

As you can see it's got curved platforms, a curved roof and a curved frontage.

Not a straight line in the place, basically.

There was a chimney in the background on the old Inverkip power station, a mile or so to the north, but it's now been demolished so it's been edited out.

The view looking the other way can be seen here: Skelmorlie


Wemyss Bay Ferry Terminal, Wemyss Bay, Inverclyde, North Ayrshire, Scotland

These photos of the ferry, pier and station in Inverclyde District were actually taken from North Ayrshire, few yards to the south.

The Cowal peninsula is on the left horizon, to the north-west.



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