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Age of Stone
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Age of Invasion

Roman occupation, and the Age of Invasion, revolutionised the way of life across large parts of Scotland. New architectural complexes such as Roman bathhouses and latrines, signal stations, roads and camps appeared across the landscape.

Carrickstone Roman Altar - Cumbernauld, The Antonine Wall

The Carrickstone is a rare site – a Roman altar sitting within a housing estate in Scotland. Originally it had a commanding hillside position but is now tucked away behind a fence in the centre of a housing estate just outside Cumbernauld.

Glenlochar Roman Fort and camps - Dumfries and Galloway

Roman Scotland was on the periphery of a vast Empire which circled the Mediterranean, stretching from Scotland in the north to Libya in the south, and from Spain in the west to Syria in the east. Somehow, south-west Scotland appears to have been on the periphery of a periphery, but tantalising clues left behind demonstrate how strategically important this area was for the conquest of northern Britain. One such clue is the fort and camps at Glenlochar, on the east bank of the River Dee at Loch Ken in Galloway.