SWACS members braved the snow and wind yesterday to conduct our annual survey of the carvings, caves, castle and paths. We took hundreds of photographs, made measurements of the coast edge and recorded detailed observations of everything on site. This allows us to compare with the previous year’s survey to
In the cemetery of Kirkcaldy Old Kirk there is a very strange gravestone. Its two sides each have a different dedication, commemorating deaths separated by some twenty years. One side is dedicated by his brother to a man who was buried at sea in 1808. The other side names a
A team from York Archaeological Trust (YAT – mainly Marcus and Rachel) were at Wemyss Caves during March using a variety of complementary methods of data capture. Laser scanning was used to record the contours of the caves and also of the land outwith and above them. In addition, the
We have digital archaeologists from York Archaeological Trust at the Wemyss Caves from Monday, 9 March, to Friday, 20 March, inclusive. They’re here to complete the data collection for the Visualization Project. The pilot project was carried out in Jonathan’s Cave in November 2013 resulting in the Wemyss Caves 4D
SWACS have an exciting couple of weeks coming up. At the moment our Wemyss Caves 4D website features only Jonathan’s Cave, but experts from York Archaeological Trust are about to begin work on rolling out the Visualization Project to the rest of the caves. So, from Monday, 9 March, through
Are you a fan of our Wemyss Caves 4D website? Do you wish you could explore all the other caves online instead of just Jonathan’s? Then you will be pleased to hear that – thanks to generous support from SCAPE (Scottish Coastal Archaeology and the Problem of Erosion) and Historic
Members of the Wemyss Caves Working Group met with representatives of the team from Northlight Heritage who have been commissioned to formulate the Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for the caves. Northlight will undertake a baseline audit of the caves and their carvings and make an assessment of their cultural significance.
SWACS made a start on capturing the Court Cave carvings as part of our Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) project. The weather was kind to us and volunteers came from St Andrews, Edinburgh and Glasgow to learn about this powerful photographic technique and to help out with both the data capture