|The carving found in the Well Cave.|
The East Wemyss coastal area boasts 12 caves, the largest grouping in northern Europe.
Moira Cook of Save the Wemyss Ancient Caves Society (SWACS) said: ''The symbols were discovered in the Well Cave. We have asked experts for their opinion.
''There is a possibility of some sort of Templar connection. It's all very exciting.''
Local archaeologist Edwina Proudfoot added: ''An early carving would be a great find, but understanding what can be seen is also important.''
The Well Cave is below MacDuff Castle and was not thought to contain Pictish carvings, until the recent discovery by SWACS members.
The group was first formed by locals in 1986 following a spate of vandalism at the caves.
To find out more about the group, who run regular tours, visit www.wemysscaves.co.uk
Source: The Courrier