About that filming…

We told you about filming at the caves a few weeks ago. Well, here are the results – short clips that the BBC will be playing between programmes.

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Archaeology Scotland visit the caves

We were delighted to welcome a coachload of visitors from Archaeology Scotland last Saturday as part of their tour of some of the most interesting sites in Fife.

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Filming at the caves

If you were down at the caves in the lovely sunshine on Wednesday morning, you may have seen a TV film crew going about their business. We can’t tell you what it was for yet (we will do as soon as it’s on air), but they were using the site

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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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Bagster’s Comprehensive Bible

This 19th century Bagster’s Comprehensive Bible is one of SWACS’ more enigmatic historical holdings. As the origins are unclear we would be interested to hear from anyone has any idea regarding its provenance. It may be a relict of West Wemyss Primary School which replaced Wemyss Colliery School (built c.1859).

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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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