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Join in the fun at The Antonine Wall on 18 April to mark World Heritage Day 2012

12 April 2012

On World Heritage Day, Historic Scotland’s ‘Shadows of Our Ancestors’ project will be celebrating Scotland’s five World Heritage Sites – The Antonine Wall, The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, The Heart of Neolithic Orkney, New Lanark and St Kilda.

Redfield Arts will be bringing together artworks and performances from each of these locations in a unique celebration of the diversity and cultural significance of Scotland’s World Heritage Sites.

This free event will be held at the Croy Miners’ Welfare Charitable Society, at the foot of Croy Hill, a key site on The Antonine Wall.

The event will run from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm, and will include physical theatre performances, guided walks along The Antonine Wall, and a special exhibition showcasing artworks from each of Scotland’s World Heritage Sites.  

There may also be one or two surprises on the night, so don’t miss out - come along and be a part of this special celebration!

For information

Limited parking will be available at the Croy Miners’ Welfare. A free Park and Ride service will also be operating between Croy station and the Miners’ Welfare every 20 minutes.  The first departure is from 7 pm onwards.    

Please note that if taking part in the guided tours to the Antonine Wall, we recommend that you come prepared for the Scottish weather.   

For more information about the ‘Shadows of Our Ancestors’ World Heritage Day 2012 Project, please visit the website www.shadows2012.co.uk

Notes for editors:

  • Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with safeguarding the nation’s historic environment. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.


  • The Year of Creative Scotland began on January 1, 2012 and will spotlight and celebrate Scotland’s cultural and creative strengths on a world stage. Through a dynamic and exciting year-long programme of activity celebrating our world-class events, festivals, culture and heritage, the year puts Scotland’s culture and creativity in the international spotlight with a focus on cultural tourism and developing the events industry and creative sector in Scotland. More information about the programme can be found at: www.visitscotland.com/creative

  • The Year of Creative Scotland is a Scottish Government initiative led in partnership by EventScotland, VisitScotland, Creative Scotland and VOCAL. More information and resources to help businesses engage with Year of Creative Scotland are available at  www.visitscotland.org/yearofcreativescotland-toolkit

                                                        Year of Creative Scotland 2012

For further information


Jennifer Johnston-Watt
Communications and Media Officer
Communications and Media
0131 668 8070 or 07827 956 866
jennifer.johnstonwatt@scotland.gsi.gov.uk