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Wemyss Bay, Inverclyde

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Wemyss Bay, Inverclyde

Wemyss Bay is a village on the coast of the Firth of Clyde falling within the Inverclyde council area and historic county of Renfrewshire in the west central Lowlands of Scotland. The name may derive from the Gaelic uaimh, meaning 'cave'. It is also thought that it derives from Bob Wemyss, who was the owner of a hut on the shore in the 19th century. Wemyss Bay is adjacent to Skelmorlie, North Ayrshire. The villages have always been in separate counties, divided by the Kelly Burn.
Post townWEMYSS BAY
Administrative CountyInverclyde
Traditional CountyRenfrewshire
OS GridNS1969
OS Settlement ClassificationOther settlement (village, hamlet etc)
Region
CountryScotland
Police AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Fire and Rescue AuthorityStrathclyde
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01475
 

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