Header Image, swan carving WEMYSS CAVES 4D



For more information about the Wemyss Caves 4D project, please contact: helpdesk@scapetrust.org


Although we have made the recordings, there is still much to be learned from them. If you identify what you think is a new carving, or have any information or comments about the Wemyss Caves, please tell us about it through the SWACS Facebook page

Visiting the Caves

For information on the location and accessibility of the caves go to the SWACS website.


Antiquarian archaeologists in the 19th and early 20th century carefully documented the carvings in the Wemyss Caves, preserving information about their original form, and preserving by record those now destroyed. To learn more about them click here.

Their drawings and photographs are reproduced in the historic images in the cave. The original publications in which they are found are:

You can also access many of these images through Canmore.


Historic Scotland’s Pictish Stones website contains a wealth of information about Scotland’s Pictish heritage.


Are you a teacher? A Pictish handling box is available from Historic Scotland which helps pupils learn about the Picts through the artefacts and evidence that they left behind.


You can find more information about the archaeology of the Wemyss Caves in Canmore, Scotland’s national heritage database.


Other useful links