By Alison Masterson 521403


The Inverkip area was subjected to flytipping recently. Pictures of one area appeared on the Inverkip and Wemyss Bay facebook page. There were household items, bin bags, mattress and other items dumped near the Kennels on the Loch Thom road. There was a problem with four mattress that were dumped at the side of the road by Braeton House.

The council were contacted and they believed this was private ground but were informed this was not the case. The mattress went from where they were dumped but not far, they were tipped over a wall nearby onto Ardgowan property where it was claimed someone would have to pay to remove them as that was private property. How the items got there was questioned and Cllr. Nelson was notified regarding the problem. The understanding is that the Council will move items from private land but the landowner has to pay.


Ardgowan Thistle Teams are delighted to have received sponsorship from the Spar, Wemyss Bay. The recent registration saw over 100 young folk sign up.

Dentist Visit

Children from The Enchanted Forest Nursery paid a visit to the Ivy Cottage Dental Practice recently. A visit that they enjoyed.

Art Exhibition

Strathclyde House are hosting an Art Exhibition on 25th and 26th August. An invitation to visit to view the work from 4.30pm and enjoy coffee or tea in the tea room.

Woopie Group

Inverclyde “Woopie” group offer wider opportunities for the elderly in Inverclyde and recently members of group, the Inverclyde Pipes and Drums entertained at the Oak Mall, Greenock.

Road Closure

Dunrod Road will be closed from 21st August to 16th September for work to be carried out on Auchness Bridge. This work will be conducted with closure only when display signs are in place.

Resurfacing Work

Although notified as resurface work it will be patching that is carried out on the Main Street Inverkip from 19th to 21st August, Main Street to Sainsburys.

Wemyss Bay Station

The Friends of Wemyss Bay Station are to be put forward for an award after their work in commissioning the sculpture for the Station, They were complemented at a recent visit from members of Scot Rail Alliance, who support them.


Abbie Cameron of Inverkip was awarded Best Cadet of 49F Squadron (ATC).

Butcher Finalist

Wemyss Bay butcher, McCaskie’s is a finalist in Champion of Champions in a new competition for Scotch Lamb products.