Thursday, January 25, 2007

The Romans in Scotland

Roman occupation south of Hadrian`s Wall is generally well known. The Roman occupation north of Hadrian`s Wall is rather less so.

The Antonine Wall in Scotland was the northernmost frontier of the Roman empire. It ran from Bo'ness near Carriden in Edinburgh on the Firth of Forth, to Old Kilpatrick in the outskirts of Glasgow near Dumbarton on the Firth of Clyde.

Roman remains showing the extent of Roman occupation in Scotland is shown on the above map.

The recent nomination of The Antonine Wall as a World Heritage Site has revived interest in the Roman occupation of Scotland.

The proposal/nomination document on the Heritage Scotland site is a minefield of information, not only about the Wall itself but also about Roman remains in Scotland generally.


The Antonine Wall

Antonine Wall:
Roman Britain:

History of the Antonine Wall

Historic Scotland:
The Antonine Wall World Heritage bid andNomination document: