Big Roman Week
17 – 25 September 2016
To mark the birthday of Emperior Antoninus Pius – who built his Roman frontier,
Antonine Wall, across the Falkirk district, Friends of Kinneil have organised a
series of events to celebrate Falkirk's rich Roman heritage.
There are Roman displays
at Bo'ness and at Bonnybridge Libraries. There is a permanent exhibition at Callendar
House and at Kinneil Museum. Also showing all week is a free film show, The Mark
of Rome, which is shown on demand at Kinneil Museum.
Saturday 17 September
On Sat 17 there will be a family event: Big Roman Day at Kinneil. As part of
Doors Open Day, Kinneil House will be open for free tours from
1pm to 4pm.
There will also
be a family fun day in the surrounding
Kinneil Estate, including a Roman encampment
staring the Antonine Guard re-enactment group. This is a free event.
Sunday 18 September
On Sun 18, the Antonine Wall Community Conference will take place at the
Cinema in Bo’ness. Start time is 10:30am, finishing at 1pm. Attendance is free but
must be pre-booked.
In the afternoon,
archaeologist Geoff Bailey will lead a walk from Bo'ness town centre, along the
John Muir Way to Kinneil's Roman Fortlet (via Kinneil Museum). Depart from Bo'ness
Library at 2pm. If you fancy something a bit more relaxing, the Hippodrome Cinema
are showing Roman Holiday from 2:30pm (also on Sat 17).
For a full programme of
the week's events including walks and talks, visit Big Roman Week 2016.