Many thanks to all the speakers and visitors who came to our 30th Anniversary Celebration event last Saturday. We counted around 100 people there over the day and the speakers were excellent and informative from start to finish. For those who missed it, all the talks can be seen below.
Saturday, 22nd October, is our 30th Anniversary celebration and conference in the Old Kirk in Kirkcaldy. It’s shaping up to be a great day, with over 80 advance registrations so far to hear some of the best speakers from across Scotland on Pictish art and archaeology.
SWACS are pleased to remember Marilyn Jenkins, one of the Society’s stalwarts who passed on last year (5th October), with the installation of a bench for the community on the shore front just behind St Mary’s by the Sea, East Wemyss. Marilyn had been with the Society since its inception
Many thanks to everyone who came along to last night’s public meeting about vandalism in the caves, which was well-attended and extremely positive. Lots of ideas were put forward for what we can do immediately, and longer term, to protect the caves for generations to come. Thanks to Peter Grant
Following the recent acts of vandalism to the caves, we were heartened by the enormous interest and messages of support we received. We are therefore holding a public meeting next Wednesday 10th August for everyone with an interest in the caves, and ideas about how we can help protect and
Very regrettably we have to report that Jonathan’s Cave was targeted some time last week by vandals who used spray cans to draw graffiti both outside the cave and inside on areas containing Pictish carvings. We have reported this to police and will be working with Historic Environment Scotland under
In the cemetery of Kirkcaldy Old Kirk there is a very strange gravestone. Its two sides each have a different dedication, commemorating deaths separated by some twenty years. One side is dedicated by his brother to a man who was buried at sea in 1808. The other side names a
This weekend we took part in the SCHARP Conference in St Andrews which gathered together archaeologists and volunteers who work to record, protect and publicise coastal heritage sites across Scotland. It was an amazing day where we heard about the work being done by groups like ours from Stranraer to
Thank you to the brave souls who ventured out in Sunday’s rain to join the tour of Wemyss Caves. Amongst their number were Peter Grant MP (pictured here with members of the SWACS committee) and his wife Fiona. Many thanks to Peter for coming along and giving us the opportunity