The recent renovation of Wemyss Bay station was judged the ‘best entry’ at the 2017 National Railway Heritage Awards following the award ceremony held at Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London in December 2017. A commemorative plaque was unveiled by Andy Savage, Executive Director of the Railway Heritage Trust on 24 May 2018. The plaque will ultimately be mounted on the brick plinth by the booking office, where the plaque for the 1994 award is displayed. Speaking at the unveiling, Andy Savage paid tribute to Nancy Cameron’s determination that the station should be returned to its traditional colour scheme. Robert Hayward, Awards Manager for the National Railway Heritage Awards, made a day trip by train all the way from East Grinstead, Sussex to attend the unveiling. He had not visited Wemyss Bay before and said the station ‘is simply lovely and I am glad I made the effort to get up at 4am to do the journey.’

WEMYSS BAY PLAQUE UNVEILED

The plaque at Wemyss Bay following its unveiling with, from left to right, Jacqueline Rae from Scotrail, Andy Savage, Director of the Railway Heritage Trust and Trustee of the National Railway Heritage Awards, and Donald Stevenson, from Network Rail.

WEMYSS BAY PLAQUE UNVEILED

The restored platforms at Wemyss Bay looking towards the main station concourse; a worthy winner of the top award at the 2017 National Railway Heritage Awards.