SWACS AGM 2017

This year’s AGM will be on Monday 26th June at 7pm in the Senior Citizens Centre, Main Road, East Wemyss, KY1 4RQ. If you are a member, you can collect your membership card at the meeting. If you would like to join, or re-join, you can also do so. It’s been

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Can you help SWACS?

Can you help SWACS? You are cordially invited to join us on Sunday, 12 March 2017, at the Senior Citizens Centre, Main Road, East Wemyss, KY1 4RQ, for what we hope will be an interesting afternoon, specially devised for members and friends interested in getting more involved with the society.

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30th Anniversary Conference

Many thanks to all the speakers and visitors who came to our 30th Anniversary Celebration event last Saturday. We counted around 100 people there over the day and the speakers were excellent and informative from start to finish. For those who missed it, all the talks can be seen below.

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30th Anniversary celebration and conference

Saturday, 22nd October, is our 30th Anniversary celebration and conference in the Old Kirk in Kirkcaldy. It’s shaping up to be a great day, with over 80 advance registrations so far to hear some of the best speakers from across Scotland on Pictish art and archaeology.

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Remembering Marilyn Jenkins

SWACS are pleased to remember Marilyn Jenkins, one of the Society’s stalwarts who passed on last year (5th October), with the installation of a bench for the community on the shore front just behind St Mary’s by the Sea, East Wemyss. Marilyn had been with the Society since its inception

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Thanks for coming

Many thanks to everyone who came along to last night’s public meeting about vandalism in the caves, which was well-attended and extremely positive. Lots of ideas were put forward for what we can do immediately, and longer term, to protect the caves for generations to come. Thanks to Peter Grant

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Public meeting announced

Following the recent acts of vandalism to the caves, we were heartened by the enormous interest and messages of support we received. We are therefore holding a public meeting next Wednesday 10th August for everyone with an interest in the caves, and ideas about how we can help protect and

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Vandalism in Jonathan’s Cave

Very regrettably we have to report that Jonathan’s Cave was targeted some time last week by vandals who used spray cans to draw graffiti both outside the cave and inside on areas containing Pictish carvings. We have reported this to police and will be working with Historic Environment Scotland under

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Mercat Shopping Centre stall

SWACS have had a stall at the Mercat Shopping Centre in Kirkcaldy this week, alongside other local heritage groups. We’ll still be there on Friday and Saturday, so why not pop in and see us all?

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SWACS use RTI skills to help out

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

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