East Wemyss is a village situated on the south coast of the Kingdom of Fife, Scotland.
East Wemyss was traditionally one of several coal mining communities. The pit was its main employer for many years until it was closed in 1967 due to a fire which resulted in the deaths of nine men. The mine has since been demolished, however a memorial to the pit and the men who died has been erected.
This coastal area is known for its caves (the place-name derives from Gaelic uamh, ‘cave’), and has the most grouping of caves in Northern Europe, with eleven being recorded, several of which contain Pictish incised carvings.
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