Photographically illustrated walking guide to historic West Wemyss, a scenic coastal village sited below and closely associated with Wemyss Castle, a seat of the earls of Wemyss from the 15th century.
It was here that Mary Queen of Scots is said to have met Lord Darnley. A nearby cave is said to have sheltered St Adrian and is also said to be haunted by a spectral figure known locally as ‘Green Jean’.
The guide informs visitors on a route that features historic churches, an old pumping tower, an attractive Tollbooth, and a smithy and stables for built for pit ponies. Outlines industrial history, including salt extraction, coal mining and exportation from a once busy harbour.
Includes local maps, notes on public art and the flora and fauna of the area.
Compiled & published by: Save Wemyss Ancient Caves Society