RAILWAY fans got on board with a party to mark the 10th birthday of the group which helped restore Wemyss Bay Station to its former glory.

The Friends of Wemyss Bay Station fundraise to keep the Edwardian station in fine fettle and held an open day to recognise the landmark.

Enthusiasts founded the group around the book shop in the station which has grown over the years with donations from the public.

Committee member Catherine Galbraith who is a founder member, said: "It was a wonderful day, we were chuffed with ourselves at having a celebration to mark the occasion.

"Various organisations brought along their stalls - we had Inverclyde Tourist Group, the RNLI, The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society, Bute Conservation Trust and the police were there.

"We also had facepainting to attract parents and grandparents with their children.

There were also book signings on the day with visits from writers Vicki Pipe and Geoff Marshall, of The Railway Adventures fame.

Fellow author Christopher Vine, of Peter's Railway, also attended.

Catherine is among several volunteers who helped to set the group up, along with Sheena Inglis, Brenda Campbell, Sue Hothersfall, Simon Dell and Greg Beercroft.

She said the group got together firstly to provide flowers for the station and to make it as attractive as possible for passengers, locals and visitors.

She said: "We wanted to make it look nice and also to preserve it.

"ScotRail say they don't have the money so we are fundraising as part of the bigger Adopt a Station scheme.

"Over the last 10 years we've achieved a very successful book shop and we are quite pleased with the refurbishment."

The next aim for the group is to install iron gates outside historic and iconic station, which dates back to 1903.