Walter Smart's Skelmorlie (1968) provides an account of both Wemyss Bay and Skelmorlie.
Gourock, Inverkip and Wemyss Bay from Old Photographs (1981) and Gourock, Inverkip and Wemyss Bay in Old Picture Postcards (1998) are also of interest.
Wemyss Bay was created in the early 19th century as a 'marine village' and watering-place by Robert Wallace of Kelly, whose lands were adjacent to the bay.
Wallace became Greenock's first MP and was instrumental in establishing the penny post.
However several of the fine red sandstone properties remain and are now seen as renovation opportunities.
There is a butcher, newsagent, cafe and fish and chip shop in the village and a pub and cafe in the extensive railway station buildings.
Wemyss Bay is the port for ferries on the Sea Road to Rothesay on the Isle of Bute.
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