‘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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David Torrance MSP raises the Wemyss Caves in the Scottish Parliament

David Torrance MSP raises the Wemyss Caves in the Scottish Parliament and Fiona Hyslop (Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Europe and External Affairs) replies.

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Illustrated Talk given in Buckhaven

An illustrated talk on local history was given by Sue Hamstead, SWACS Education Officer, to the senior citizens group at Buckhaven Community Centre. Fittingly, the main subject of the talk was Auld Buckhyne and many members of the audience had their own memories to contribute.

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Lecture to Edinburgh University Archaeological Society

A lecture was given by Sue Hamstead, SWACS Education Officer, to Edinburgh University Archaeological Society.  The lecture covered some basic information about the caves for those new to the subject, then delved more deeply into the history of their archaeological exploration from the Victorian pioneers right up to the latest

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Wemyss Caves lecture delivered at TAFAC 2014 Conference

Dr Jo Hambly (SCAPE) and Dr Sue Hamstead (SWACS) delivered a lecture on the history of research into the Wemyss Caves at the 2014 TAFAC Conference. The lecture also focused on the imaging work which was recently carried out on Jonathan’s Cave as part of the Wemyss Caves 4D project.

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Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society: Photographic Project

Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Big Lottery Fund: Awards For All Scotland grant enables the Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society: Photographic Project to continue. “The Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society (SWACS) are pleased to announce they were awarded a grant from the Big Lottery Fund: Awards For All Scotland that will

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