War and Diplomacy on Rome's Northern Frontier

When & Where

Wednesday, 20 March 2024 - 7:00pm to 9:30pm
Black Bull Inn, Main Street, Gartmore, FK8 3RW

Event Details

The Roman army provided the muscle for the most powerful empire in the ancient world. Yet this empire met its limits. The fearsome legions tried three times to conquer Scotland, and three times they withdrew.

To understand what happened, we need to consider the archaeological evidence of forts, farms and finds. They tell a dramatic tale of war and diplomacy, of advance and retreat, of divide and rule, of pitched battles and guerrilla warfare, conflict and collaboration. From Celtic art to silver coins, from Roman armour to Pictish jewellery, the impact of the Roman world on what is now Scotland was fundamental and far-reaching.

Dr. Fraser Hunter, Principal Curator of Iron age and Roman Archaeology - National Museum of Scotland, will look across Scotland, putting finds from this area into the bigger picture.

Why not combine your visit with a superb Black Bull bar meal. For table reservations call 01877 382 054

All enquiries call Paul Wilson 07979 552 106


Paul Wilson
07979 552 106


£5 (under 16's free)

Event Location

Black Bull Inn
Main Street


Please note that you should check with the event organiser to confirm details of times and location - Scottish Local History Forum is not responsible for the events hosted by Member Societies.