The date for Inverkip and Wemyss Bay Library to move to its new location at Inverkip Community Hub has been confirmed.
The library will close at Wemyss Bay Primary School at 7pm this Thursday 19th January 2017.
It will then reopen at Inverkip Community Hub on Monday 23rd January 2017 at 3.30pm.
Opening hours will be:
Bookbug sessions in the new Inverkip and Wemyss Bay Library will be held on Tuesdays from 1.15pm to 1.45pm.
Source: Inverclyde Now
Wemyss Bay butcher Mearns T. McCaskie have picked up more awards after their meat pies were judged to be amongst the best in Scotland! Their Scotch pies, handheld steak pies and steak and black pudding pies all scooped a coveted Gold Award in the Scottish Craft Butchers Savoury Pastry Products Awards 2017. They also scooped a silver standard accolade for their steak and haggis pies and their chicken lasagne pies.
Co-owner Nigel Ovens runs the business with his wife Helen and mother Elizabeth and was delighted with the awards. "Pies are a big part of our business so it’s tremendous to be recognised and rewarded for their quality and high standard. We produce around 2,000 pies every week and they’re great favourites with our customers. It’s wonderful to have their quality endorsed by the industry and it’s a testament to the skill and hard work of the whole team here."Douglas Scott, the Chief Executive of Scottish Craft Butchers, said, "Customers are demanding top quality and an ever-increasing range of outstanding products and Scottish butchers like Nigel and his team are leading the way with outstanding products made to their own recipes on their own premises. Their pies were judged to be among the very best you can buy in your local Scottish butchers."
Read more on the Largs and Millport website.
A statue of a schoolboy going on holiday 'Doon the watter' will be unveiled at Wemyss Bay Railway Station and Pier in spring of next year. Artist Angela Hunter was commissioned by Friends of Wemyss Bay Station to create the model as a companion piece to Wee Annie, the popular girl on a suitcase statue in Gourock.
Speaking to the Greenock Telegraph, Angela said, "I have loved doing it. The 1950s is the era of my childhood, when families went ‘doon the watter’ for holidays. Just like ‘Wee Annie’ in Gourock, he’s wearing the attire of my childhood with his ‘snake belt’ and Clarks sandals. I am honoured that the Friends of Wemyss have asked me to do this. I am very proud to be asked to have my work in such a wonderful station – it really is a spectacular place. The Friends of Wemyss Bay Station do a really great job."
Angela, from Innerleithen, also revealed that the statue does not have a name yet, "When I did the statue of Wee Annie, it was the local primary school who chose her name. So I’ll leave it up to the local community to choose a name for him."
What do you think the new statue should be called?
Read more and see a preview of the new statue on the Greenock Telegraph website.
You can also read more on the Border Telegraph website.
Inverkip and Wemyss Bay Community Council have reported that Wemyss Bay is to get its own Post Office service beginning from January 26th 2017 at 1pm!
In a letter, Wendy Grant, Network Operations Manager, wrote that the new Post Office will open at the Spar shop on Ardgowan Road and will be one of their new style local branches with a low-screened, open plan Post Office service point integrated into the retail counter.
Customers will be able to carry out a wide range of Post Office transactions alongside their regular retail purchases.
The Post Office opening hours will mirror those of the retail business.
See the images below for further details.
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.