Events and Exhibitions

Talk: The Romans in Dumfries and Galloway

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WEDS, 26 oct 2022

2:00-3.30PM

Discover the hidden Roman story of Dumfries and Galloway with archaeologist Andrew Nicholson.

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Description

Scotland has the highest concentration of military camps from anywhere in the Roman Empire, and Dumfries and Galloway has more than its fair share of them. The Roman presence in the region is a story of the ebb and flow of the edge of that empire across 150 years, but leaving a legacy that lasted for centuries. This extensively illustrated talk by archaeologist Andrew Nicolson highlights the extent and character of Roman occupation of the region, including recently discovered sites and finds.

 

 

About the Event

Romans in Dumfries and Galloway runs from 2-3.30pm.

The talk takes place in the Ground Floor Dining Room. There is a flight of stairs from the main entrance with a stair lift.

Please note our cancellation policy.

Your Tutor

Your Tutor

Andrew Nicolson

Andrew Nicholson is the Archaeologist for Dumfries and Galloway Council. He started in archaeology whilst still at school and came up to Galloway to work on the Whithorn Dig in 1986 ‘for a six week break’! In 1999 he started work at the Council, developing their Historic Environment Record for the next fifteen years, before taking on the archaeologist role. His specialist area of interest is the early medieval period, but he is also a co-director of the Burnswark Project, examining a possible Roman assault from the Antonine invasion around 140AD.

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