June was an exciting month for the Rediscovering the Antonine Wall Project. The Antonine Wall Steering Group came together in person for the first time since the Covid-19 pandemic for a tour of the wall and to see some of our completed and in progress projects. The Steering Group is made up on representatives from Historic Environment Scotland and the five local authorities that the wall runs through, West Dunbartonshire (who are the host authority for the Rediscovering project), East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow City, North Lanarkshire and Falkirk Councils. We ended our tour by visiting the ‘Antonine Wall: Beyond Boundaries’ Exhibition at Dalmuir Library and were particularly excited to read everyone’s feedback so far! If you are looking for a family friendly exhibit during the summer holidays, the reviewers have said that it has ‘brilliant information for kids and adults’ and is ‘highly interactive and informative’! The exhibition will be Dalmuir Library until Sunday 11th September, why not pop along and let us know your thoughts?
In June we also co-hosted two fantastic events in the Refugee Festival Scotland 2022 – celebrating the huge contribution refugees have made to life in Scotland! These events were part of a series of community collaborations The Rediscovering the Antonine Wall Project has been working on with Jasmine and Thistle Syrian and Scottish Women’s group, artist Paria Goodarzi and CSREC’s Global Language Café. We would like to thank our co-hosts for organising such great events, the Auld Kirk Museum for supporting our Family Fun Day and everyone who came along and made the events so special.
We are not the only ones who went exploring on the Antonine Wall last month though. Many of you shared brilliant photos of your Antonine Wall adventures with us on Social Media using the #antoninewall hashtag. We’ve picked a few of our favourites photos to share below. If you’d like to join in we’d love to see your best or favourite photos from the Antonine Wall where you are, especially if your favourite spot is less well known. Why not help others Rediscover your Antonine Wall?
Thank you everyone who shared their photos with us in June! Help us rediscover your antonine wall by sharing your photos using the hashtag #antoninewall or tagging us @antoninewall