A BEAUTIFUL bronze statue has been unveiled at the new £4m revamped railway station in Wemyss Bay.

The sculpture of a happy schoolboy heading for a holiday ‘Doon the Watter’ was unveiled on Saturday.

Friends of Wemyss Bay Station commissioned the new piece by Angela Hunter, the artist behind the popular’ Wee Annie’ Girl on a Suitcase statue in Gourock.

The boy at Wemyss Bay is seen as Annie’s brother and Angela said it was a special moment to see the statue take pride of place at the station.

She said: “It’s always a bit nerve racking at an unveiling but it was really nice to see it in place and it certainly goes with the renovated station.

“It’s been a really nice project – I’ve really enjoyed it. It’s been great to work with a really nice bunch of people.

“I would like to thank the Friends of Wemyss Bay Station for their support.”

The statue, which was cast by Powderhall Bronze Limited, was unveiled by John Yellowlees, who was responsible for station adoption in Scotland until he recently retired from ScotRail. 

The public are now being ask to name the new statue.

Suggestions can be made by emailing the Friends of Wemyss Bay Station at info@friendsofwemyssbaystation.co.uk or submitted via their Facebook page.

People can also drop off suggestions at the railway shop between Monday and Saturday from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

Entries will close on June 30 before a shortlist is drawn up.