Guided tours from April to October

30th Anniversary celebration and conference

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.

If you haven’t reserved your free place yet, please follow the link below to book, and please also share widely to anyone you think might be interested.

Join us at an afternoon of Pictish history, archaeology and art to celebrate the founding of SWACS 30 years ago this October. We will welcoming a range of guest speakers to talk about the enigmatic Pictish carvings in the Wemyss Caves and the world of the people responsible for them, and looking back over the history of the Society.

Fraser Hunter (National Museums Scotland) on Rome and the ‘Southern Picts’ – Some New Views
Joanna Hambly (The SCAPE Trust) on Making Sense of the Carvings in the Caves
Alice Blackwell (National Museums Scotland) on Pictish Silver and Symbols: The Norrie’s Law Hoard
Gordon Noble (University of Aberdeen) on Discovering the Northern Picts: Latest Results of the Northern Picts Project
John Borland (Historic Environment Scotland) on The Sculptor’s Cave in Moray
Sue Hamstead (SWACS) on Saving Wemyss Caves: 30 Years of SWACS

Doors open at 12:45pm and the conference will finish at 5pm. This will be followed by an early evening reception including light meal.

All welcome. Advance registration not essential but will be very helpful to us for planning the event. The event is free of charge (though of course any donations to SWACS on the day would be gratefully received).