Sharing Heritage: SWACS receive £3000 Heritage Lottery Fund grant for the Wemyss Caves Community Festival

SWACS has received a £3000 Heritage Lottery Fund Sharing Heritage grant to fund an exciting new community festival.

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SWACS wildlife specimens handed over for education and forensic research

On 6 June SWACS handed over a collection of wild birds’ eggs, plus the preserved skins and pelts of other wildlife specimens, to the National Wildlife Crime Unit

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Going underground: Exploring the caves of Courier Country

Michael Alexander digs deep to explore the folklore behind some of Fife and Tayside’s most famous caves.

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Wemyss Caves Community Festival

SWACS are delighted to announce that we will be holding a Wemyss Caves Family Festival at the caves and castle on the afternoon of Saturday July 21st.

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Keeping an eye on the coastline

How SWACS are using the latest technology to monitor and combat coastal erosion.

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2018 tours up and running

Many thanks to everyone who turned out to volunteer or take a tour last Sunday.

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The story of a Victorian sampler

SWACS archivist Pam Cranston on the history of a charming embroidery sampler in our collection.

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Picts and the Wemyss Caves

To coincide with our appearance on Channel 4’s “Britain at Low Tide”, Joanna Hambly has written a very informative article about the Pictish presence at the Wemyss Caves.

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Wemyss Caves on Channel 4

The ancient Wemyss Caves, which contain nationally important Pictish and other historic carvings, are set to feature on the Fife episode of Britain at Low Tide.

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Monitoring Survey 2018

SWACS members braved the snow and wind yesterday to conduct our annual survey of the carvings, caves, castle and paths. We took hundreds of photographs, made measurements of the coast edge and recorded detailed observations of everything on site. This allows us to compare with the previous year’s survey to

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