Archaeology Scotland visit the caves

We were delighted to welcome a coachload of visitors from Archaeology Scotland last Saturday as part of their tour of some of the most interesting sites in Fife.

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Thanks for coming

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

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Public meeting announced

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

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Vandalism in Jonathan’s Cave

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

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More vandalism at the caves

Received this report from one of our volunteers. Really disappointing to see the way some people treat this important site of Scottish heritage.

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Busy Weekend for SWACS and Friends

Castle, Caves and Coast Community Clean-Up and First Open Sunday

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Castle, Caves & Coast Cleanup

SWACS in conjunction with friends will be doing a cleanup of the land surrounding MacDuff Castle, the Wemyss Caves and the general coastal area. This will take place on Saturday, 11th April from 10:00 until 13:00. All Welcome!

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Conservation Management Plan

Members of the Wemyss Caves Working Group met with representatives of the team from Northlight Heritage who have been commissioned to formulate the Conservation Management Plan (CMP) for the caves. Northlight will undertake a baseline audit of the caves and their carvings and make an assessment of their cultural significance. 

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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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