Rediscovering the Antonine Wall.

Nov 23, 2021

Central Scotland. World heritage for community development

Participatory governance of cultural heritage



The Antonine Wall is part of the ‘Frontiers of the Roman Empire’ transnational World Heritage Site. The 60km site cuts across five councils and one city in central Scotland. The wall runs through many disadvantaged communities of Scotland, many of which fall into the 20% most deprived in the country. The key idea behind ‘Rediscovering the Antonine Wall’ was to use the wall as a catalyst for the social and economic development of the neighbouring communities.

‘Rediscovering the Antonine Wall’ is a series of projects that allows local communities to explore the stories embedded in the wall to inspire creative and educational opportunities. The communities co-design projects, programmes and activities that reflect what the wall means to them and what they want to do with their local heritage assets.



Central Scotland: world heritage for community development

by Anthony Colclough | Cultural Heritage in Action


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