2018 tours up and running

Many thanks to everyone who turned out to volunteer or take a tour last Sunday.

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The story of a Victorian sampler

SWACS archivist Pam Cranston on the history of a charming embroidery sampler in our collection.

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Picts and the Wemyss Caves

To coincide with our appearance on Channel 4’s “Britain at Low Tide”, Joanna Hambly has written a very informative article about the Pictish presence at the Wemyss Caves.

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Wemyss Caves on Channel 4

The ancient Wemyss Caves, which contain nationally important Pictish and other historic carvings, are set to feature on the Fife episode of Britain at Low Tide.

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Monitoring Survey 2018

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

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New signage installed

New signage has been installed at the caves! Many thanks to Fife Coast & Countryside Trust for their installation work.

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Winter 2017/18 newsletter out now

Our Winter Newsletter is out now! Pick up yours locally from a number of locations in and around East Wemyss and the surrounding area. Or download a copy here.

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“Anger over vandalism at historic Fife caves” – Kingdom FM

Attitudes need to change to prevent further damage to historically significant caves on the East coast of Fife.

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“Work to save Pictish carvings at Wemyss Caves intensifies” – The Scotsman

Work to save “unique” Pictish-era carvings at a network of coastal caves in Fife has intensified after vandals repeatedly attacked the historic site.

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“Stairs at Wemyss Caves to be shored up thanks to repair cash” – The Courier

An article in The Courier reports great news from Fife Council. "Almost £6,000 is being spent on fixing the stairs leading to the shore from Macduff Castle in East Wemyss."

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