Wemyss Bay now joins the ranks of Betjeman at St Pancreas, Paddington Bear, the Kindertransport at Liverpool Street, and even Rusward the dog at Garsdale as having a statute in its honour.

And the Friends of Wemyss Bay Station group are looking for a name for the statue that was unveiled on Saturday and are inviting suggestions from the public.

The statue shows a boy heading off on holiday, with his model yacht and fishing line.

It recalls the days when thousands of people made their way to the Clyde Coast for the summer holidays. The sculptor is Angela Hunter, who is responsible for the statue of Annie at Gourock Station. The boy at Wemyss Bay is seen as Annie's brother.

A reason should be given as to why a proposed name for the new statue is appropriate. The suggestions will be shortlisted at the end of June. There will then be a public vote to decide which name is chosen.

Suggestions can be made by dropping in a note at the station bookshop, by emailing info@friendsofwemyssbaystation.co.uk or through their Facebook page www.facebook.com/WemyssBayStation/

The unveiling ceremony also gave an opportunity for the Friends of Wemyss Bay Station to celebrate last year's completion of Network Rail's renovation in association with CMAL which won the 2017 RICS Scotland award for infrastructure.

The statue was unveiled on Saturday by John Yellowlees, who was in charge of station adoption at ScotRail until his recent retirement. Over fifty local people turned up for the event, despite the wet weather.

John, who has been ScotRail's external affairs manager for many years, said: "The unveiling ceremony celebrates the impact of the Friends of Wemyss Bay Station who have become the station's conscience, restoring its humanity and gathering stories about its heritage. Little did I imagine ten years ago that it would come to this, with the gallery and thriving second hand bookshop, the tiered planters, and raised bed gardening making the station a place of pilgrimage where people want to download their past as well as looking to a brighter future as symbolised by this lovely sculpture."