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Antonine Wall Management Plan 2013-18 – Consultation Draft


The Antonine Wall was built in the years following AD 142 on the orders of the Emperor Antoninus Pius. For a generation it was the northwest frontier of the Roman Empire, following a line 60 km from modern Old Kilpatrick on the north side of the River Clyde to Bo’ness on the Firth of Forth. In 2008 the Antonine Wall was inscribed as part of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site.

In accordance with UNESCO guidelines, a five year Management Plan was prepared for the site upon inscription by a partnership involving representatives from the five local authorities along the line of the Wall – East Dunbartonshire, Falkirk, Glasgow City, North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire – along with Historic Scotland and the Royal Commission on Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland. As the five-year period has now ended, guidelines require a new five-year plan to be drafted and adopted.


Historic Scotland, on behalf of the Antonine Wall Partnership, invited views on the draft Antonine Wall Management Plan 2014-19. This plan will provide a broad framework for the management, conservation and enhancement of the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site for the next five years. The draft Plan, along with the Consultation Report and SEA statement are available below. The final, amended Plan, is available here.  

PDF icon Draft Antonine Wall Management Plan 2013 [pdf, 2.54mb]

PDF icon Antonine Wall Management Plan 2014-19 Consultation Responses (pdf, 674kb)

PDF icon Antonine Wall Management Plan 2014-19 SEA Statement (pdf, 899kb)

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