Guide to Wemyss Caves (By Frank Rankin)

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Essential, photographically illustrated guide packed with information for visitors about these important national monuments with their Pictish and other carvings.

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Essential, photographically illustrated guide packed with information for visitors about these important national monuments with their Pictish and other carvings.

Introduces historic Macduff Castle, sited above the caves site, and relates traditions, myths and legends associated with the castle and caves.

Explains how surviving caves were part of a larger group that fringed Wemyss coast from East to West, how 19th century antiquarians noted that the ancient symbols in the caves compared to stone carvings found elsewhere, and that concern for their survival generated campaigns to protect them.

Records how an act of extreme vandalism led to the establishment of Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society, which is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of these unique scheduled monuments.

Includes geographic detail, caves-site map, and drawings of individual caves and their most significant carvings.


Revised edition 2009

Author: Frank Rankin

Published by: Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society