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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.

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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!

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