Loo couldn’t make it up … Sewage reveals secrets of Roman troops’ diet

November 30, 2017

PROFESSOR David Breeze, formerly chief inspector of ancient monuments for Scotland and a key figure in the Antonine Wall’s bid for world heritage status nine years ago, tells Sally McDonald the Honest Truth behind his book Bearsden: The Story of a Roman Fort. What is your background? I was brought up in Blackpool and went to university in Durham. In 1969 I was appointed an inspector of ancient monuments in Scotland and have stayed here ever since. I now lead the team implementing the management plan for the Antonine Wall.


Vote reveals six of Scotland’s hidden gems

August 1, 2017

12,000 were cast and counted and now the winners of the 'Hidden Gems in Scotland' poll can be revealed. The nationwide search was coordinated by Dig it! 2017,  the year-long celebration of archaeology Winners chosen by popular vote include Viking-era monuments, a “castle on the hill” and a medieval burial ground The six stunning sites are... Govan Stones, Glasgow With over 2,000 votes, the Govan Stones was the most popular site. The collection consists of 31 medieval stones carved in the Viking era, including carved crosses and five Viking hogback stones. Ardrossan Castle, North Ayrshire Ardrossan Castle, a medieval ruin which once played host to some of Scotland’ s most powerful people including William Wallace, came in second place.