Guided tours from April to October

Auld Handsel Monday: Old and New Year Traditions

Handsel Monday, celebrated at the start of the New Year, was marked by giving small gifts to servants, children and beggars. In East Wemyss there would be a torch-lit procession to the Well Cave where wine and cakes would be consumed, hymns would be sung and the older members of the village would go back home, leaving the youngsters to make their own entertainment. Presentation by SWACS archivist, Pam Cranston.