Special Open Day at the Wemyss Caves

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

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Castle, Caves & Coast Cleanup

SWACS in conjunction with friends will be doing a cleanup of the land surrounding MacDuff Castle, the Wemyss Caves and the general coastal area. This will take place on Saturday, 11th April from 10:00 until 13:00. All Welcome!

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Volunteering Opportunity at Wemyss Caves

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

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Wemyss Caves discussed on BBC 4’s Digging for Britain

Archaeologist, Dom Dawson (SCAPE and St Andrew’s University) discusses the Wemyss Caves on BBC 4’s Digging For Britain.  Tom’s interview is available to watch on BBC iplayer at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b052vcbd/digging-for-britain-series-3-3-north The segment is about 30 minutes in and will be available for the next 28 days.

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Visualization Project

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

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Conservation Management Plan

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. 

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RTI – First Volunteer Session

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

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‘Wemyss Caves: Journeying Through Time’

Dr Sue Hamstead delivered a very successful presentation on the Wemyss Caves at the Old Kirk, Kirkcaldy last night on the history of the Wemyss Caves.

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Bad Weather causes further Erosion at Wemyss Caves Coastline

SWACS are extremely alarmed by the extent to which recent weather conditions have eroded the coastline upon where the caves are situated.  

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Test Run of New RTI Equipment Made in Court Cave

A grant from Awards For All Scotland has enabled us to buy our own photographic equipment, the main aim being to capture all the carvings in the caves using the RTI (Reflectance Transformation Imaging) technique.  We made an outing to Court Cave– in the company of our friends from SCAPE

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