Why Roman Scottish History?

This web site is an old project created by enthusiasts of Roman History, who residing in Scotland felt the need to share their knowledge of the Roman period in Scotland. Often overlooked in general histories of the period, Roman Scotland hopes to bring an insight into a small, but often challenging, frontier of the Roman Empire

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History site dedicated to discovering Scotland in Roman times and how that era has effected modern day Scotland

About Roman Scotland

Why Roman Scottish History?

This web site is an old project created by enthusiasts of Roman History, who residing in Scotland felt the need to share their knowledge of the Roman period in Scotland. Often overlooked in general histories of the period, Roman Scotland hopes to bring an insight into a small, but often challenging, frontier of the Roman Empire

Roman Scotland History Association

Roman Scotland

Here we look at the History of Scotland under Roman times and look at how this era affects modern day Scotland.

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Other historical Scottish reference websites

Roman Scotland is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.


ScotWars
Portal to all things about the military history of Scotland, the current re-enactment of such, traders and references for all concerned with history.


Caledonia Romana
Digital version of Robert Stuarts classic 19th C work on the Romans in Scotland is now available free on the web. Some interpretations have moved on since Stuarts day but this is still a facinating and beautiful insight into the subject from the era of the Antiquarian.


Comitatus
A historical re-enactment group based in the north of England.
This group breaks the mould of most Roman re-enactment societies which tend in the main to focus only on the first century AD. Comitatus portrays Romans from the other centuries, a period which in reality comprises the bulk of interaction between Rome and ancient Scotland.


"Military Antiquities of the Romans in North Britain" by William Roy in 1793
The National Library of Scotland now has the otherwise unobtainable "Military Antiquities of the Romans in North Britain" by William Roy in 1793 now viewable online.
This a classic work on the military conquest of Scotland by the Romans. This website is a complete electronic facsimile of the original.


RCAHMS
Visiting Roman Sites? Check the sites history before you go...Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland


Armamentaria
Retail outlet dealing in good quality replica Roman equipment.


Jonathon
Scottish photographer and keen historian


Archaeology Scotland
Get involved in Scotlands archaeology!


Roman Frontier Post
A Roman Frontier Post and its People: the Fort of Newstead in the Parish of Melrose


Vindolanda Tablets
Link to the Vindolanda tablets on line.


Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries in Scotland
The archives of the Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries in Scotland


Frontiers of the Roman Empire
A joint venture between various bodies looking at Roman frontiers in a joined up manner.


Outdoor Access Scotland
Scotland is not burdened with restrictions on public access like elsewhere so get out and enjoy visiting Roman sites in Scotland.However know the code before you go.


maps.google.co.uk
Check out 3D aerial imagery of sites mentioned in our articles.


Ordnance Survey
Ordnance Survey for complete mapping service


BBC Weather
Visiting Roman Sites? Check the weather before you go


Antonine Wall Site
Web site dedicated to the Antonine Wall (WHS), set up in collaboration between several public bodies.


The Antonine Guard
Web site of the Roman re-enactment group based in Scotland.


National Museum of Scotland
Web site of the museum holding the pre-eminent collection of Roman artefacts in Scotland. The museum is located in Edinburgh.


National Museums
This web site focuses on the recent dig and the discoveries made at Birnie in Moray (and as discussed in several of our newsbite articles).


Archaeolink
Web site of the Archaeolink historical interpretation centre. The facility is located in the shadow of Bennachie near the Severan marching camp at Durno in Aberdeenshire.


The Scottish Crannog Centre
Web site of the historical interpretation centre located on Loch Tay in Perthshire.


Pictavia
Web site of the historical interpretation centre focussing on the Picts. Located in Brechin, Angus.


Kinneil Museum
Local museum with material and interpretative information from the nearby fortlet on the Antonine Wall.


Historic Scotland; Antonine Wall World heritage Site
Historic Scotland web page with information on the World heritage Status awarded in 2008 to the Antonine wall, has useful downloadable leaflets to assist those visiting the monument.


Callendar House Museum
Local museum web site page on the Roman artefacts on display that were discovered at nearby Antonine wall forts.


Perth Museum and Art Gallery
Web site of the Perth Museum which contains a small collection of Roman artefacts found locally, including one of the impressive huge Inchtuthil nails.


Trimontium Heritage Centre
Web site of the museum dedicated to the major Roman forts at Newstead. Based in Melrose.


Roman Britain
A very useful gazzeteer type web site with entries for most sites in Britain. Uses information harvested from various sources.


The Roman Gask
Web site of the University of Liverpools programme of excavation in Perthshire. Contains valuable archaeological information and aerial photography though their timeline concepts are fraught with difficulties.



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