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Antonine wall site management heritage plan public consultation sessions

13 November 2012


People across Central Scotland are being invited to attend one of five public consultation workshops regarding the development of the next five year Management Plan for the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site.

The Wall became part of the wider ‘Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site’ in 2008 along with Hadrian’s Wall and the German Limes.

Since then, a group of partners, Historic Scotland, East Dunbartonshire Council, Falkirk Council, Glasgow City Council, North Lanarkshire Council, and West Dunbartonshire Council have been working jointly to deliver projects and strategies to protect and promote the Antonine Wall in their local areas.

Patricia Weeks, Historic Scotland’s Antonine Wall World Heritage Site Co-ordinator said:  “The physical scale of the Antonine Wall, which runs across the whole of central Scotland, means that many groups and individuals may wish to be involved in the preparation of this Management Plan.

“We held a series of Key Stakeholder Workshops recently and would now like to consult more widely on a series of proposed issues, aims and objectives. The purpose of the Public Workshops is to gather views of local residents, community councils and special interests groups, and to find out what actions might benefit them the most over the next five years.

“To make it as easy as possible for people to take part, we are holding one session in each of the local authority areas along the length of the Antonine Wall, and anyone who is interested can sign up to the one that is most convenient for them. The only caveat is that places are limited by venue capacity and so must be booked 48 hours in advance.

“Refreshments will be served at all sessions and we hope to see many local residents and users of the World Heritage Site come along to share their hopes and ideas for the Antonine Wall.“

Sessions are being held as follows:

  • The Lighthouse, Glasgow, 20 November, 5.30 pm – 8.00 pm
  • Southbank Marina, Kirkintilloch, East Dunbartonshire, 21 November, 6.00-8.30 pm
  • Napier Hall, Old Kilpatrick, West Dunbartonshire, 27 November, 2.00 - 5.00 pm
  • Croy Miners Welfare, Croy, North Lanarkshire, 28 November, 2.00 – 5.00 pm
  • Callendar House, Falkirk, 29 November, 2.00 – 5.00 pm

For information:

Please call Patricia Weeks on 0131 668 8853 to reserve a place or email patricia.weeks@scotland.gsi.gov.uk.

Due to catering and capacity requirements, it would be helpful if attendees could confirm as soon as possible which session they would wish to attend and no later than 48 hours before each session, by providing name(s), email address and any special requirements (eg access or dietary).

Notes for editors:

  1. Historic Scotland is an executive agency of the Scottish Government charged with ensuring that our historic environment provides a strong foundation for a successful future for Scotland. The agency is fully accountable to Scottish Ministers and through them to the Scottish Parliament.
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  3. 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
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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