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Wemyss Caves - The Court Cave

Cave / Rock Shelter


King James IV. in a frolick once joined a company of gypsies, who were here making merry, and when the liquor began to operate, the gypsies, as usual with people of their character, began to quarrel among themselves; upon this his Majesty attempted to mediate between the parties, but they, ignorant of the rank of their new associate, were about to handle him pretty roughly for his goodness, which obliged the King to discover himself; in allusion to this affair, the cave was afterwards ironically called the Court Cave.
From the Old Statistical Account for Wemyss parish.
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
30th December 2010ce

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