1698 David, Second Earl of Wemyss obtained an Act
of Parliament to make certain kinds of glass.
Mr Gibb, who was the Parish Minister, wrote, “This cave is
200 feet (60 metres) in length, 100 feet (30 metres) broad and about
30 feet (9 metres) in height. A tackman for glassworks fitted it
up about 60 years ago. Soon after work commenced, the man became
bankrupt and the buildings were allowed to go into ruin.
1898 the Michael Colliery shafts were sunk a little
to the east of the Cave. In the course of time the upper seams of
coal were worked under the Cave and on an evening in 1901 the Cave
collapsed and is now filled in with red from the colliery.
Cattle often used the cave as a shelter from the sun. It is also
said to have had a chimney in the centre of the roof. The last hole
of the Wemyss Golf Course lay at one of the entrances. A blocked
up entrance can still be seen beside the Coastal Path, which passes
through the site of the old Michael Colliery.