In the news
- 19 Feb
Clean-up Day at the CavesRead more
Last weekend we cleaned up the beach and continued work on our Pictish garden.
- 14 Feb
Monitoring the coastRead more
Our annual drone flight has recorded the latest condition of the coastline.
- 09 Feb
Court Cave gets a trimRead more
We have been cutting down sycamores on the roof at Court Cave to improve safety.
- 08 Dec
Site Warden at the Wemyss CavesRead more
We are looking to appoint a locally-based part-time warden to assist in looking after the site of the Wemyss Caves.
- 10 Oct
Funding appeal!Read more
Support our one-off £10,000 fundraising appeal to help us do more to preserve, celebrate and study a unique place in the history of Fife and
- 06 Oct
Well Cave Open DayRead more
Learn all about how the cave was used, the story of the secret passage to Macduff Castle and more in this special tour on 30th
- 02 Oct
Raffle – we have a winner!Read more
Thanks to all the book holders and participants for raising an impressive £334.
Inauguration of new grillesRead more
On a special day, SWACS dedicated a picnic table to one of our founder members and celebrated the inauguration of the new grilles.
The Caves and SWACS
The Wemyss Caves are a nationally important heritage site under threat from coastal erosion, structural instability and vandalism. The caves along with the remains of Macduff’s Castle are designated as a scheduled monument.
The site contains the largest collection of Pictish inscribed symbols in one place, together with the ruins of the medieval Macduff Castle and remains of later industrial activity. There is archaeological evidence for activity on and around the site for at least 4,000 years.
The Save the Wemyss Ancient Caves Society aims to secure the caves, carvings and other archaeological remains; manage and ensure safe access to them for the public; learn and understand more about the people who have lived and worked here through the ages; and share and celebrate the heritage of the Wemyss Caves.
You can find out everything about the caves on our 4D Wemyss Caves website and more about what SWACS do here.
Upcoming EventsWe are now open again for guided tours! Advance booking is essential as the numbers we can take on tours are strictly limited.
Learn all about the rich history of the area and explore the caves in details on our 4D Wemyss Caves website.4dwemysscaves.org
SWACS are always on the lookout for new members and volunteers. We want you to be part of our work to protect and preserve the important heritage of the caves, whatever your skills and how much time you can spare. Whether it's helping with landscape maintenance, giving guided tours, cataloguing our archives, lending a hand on open days or just doing something in your own time, we'd love to hear from you. Please consider becoming a member and getting involved today!
Learn all about SWACS and how we work to protect, preserve and promote the wonderful history along this section of the Fife coast.Who we are and what we do
What people say about their visit to the caves
I cannot thank you enough for the fantastic tour you gave our family. Learned so much about our local history from your knowledgeable guide. Janet Bruce, Fife
What a fantastic hidden gem. A must-see for anyone visiting Fife. Iain Gardner and family, USA