Lottery funding for Antonine Wall project

Increasing awareness of World Heritage Site

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A project to promote the rich history of the Antonine Wall has received £980,000 funding from the National Lottery.

The Rediscovering the Antonine Wall project will use the money to raise awareness of the 63km World Heritage Site - part of which runs from Castlecary to Croy in North Lanarkshire.

The wall marked the most northerly point of the Roman Empire and council areas it passed through - West Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire and Falkirk - have joined forces with Historic Environment Scotland to bring its fascinating story back to life.

The additional funding will be used to support the £2.1million project for the next three years.

The group plan to place replica distance markers based on the Roman originals at five sites along the Wall with information about its history. There will also be Roman themed playparks, designed in association with local schoolchildren, created at other sites near to the wall so children and young people can explore and play while finding out about the Wall.

A programme of 30 community projects, including a Scouts Big Roman Camp Out and a Roman-inspired community garden, will take place throughout the five authorities. This will  allow the project team to engage with hard to reach groups and highlight that the Antonine Wall is for everyone.

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