Caiplie Coves


… a multi-coloured sandstone rock formation
comprising caves, pillars and arches eroded by the sea
on the coast between Cellardyke and Crail  …


… as a kid this was a highlight on our walk to my great aunt’s in Crail …


… the colours of the rock are stunning …


… but it also looks amazing in black and white …


… the textures and lines are so beautiful and sensual …


… over the years the caves have been home to
Christians, cattle and hermits …


 © Copyright James Allan 
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For a time in 1938-1939 this man, Jimmy Gilligan, lived with his four-legged friends in the easternmost of the caves at Caiplie Coves. He vanished just before the outbreak of WW2, leading some to suspect he had been spying on naval movements in the Firth of Forth.


~ by marysia on 30 December 2013.

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