Enjoy a Big Roman Day at Kinneil

A family fun afternoon is taking place at Kinneil Estate, Bo’ness, on Saturday, September 16, 2017.

Kinneil House will be open for free tours. There will also be a variety of Roman-themed activities in the grounds as part of a “Big Roman Day”.

The imposing House was built on the line of the Roman Antonine Wall, which became a World Heritage Site in 2008.

The Big Roman Day kicks off at 1 p.m. and runs until 4 p.m. Admission to the House and the events are free of charge.

Look out for:

  • the Roman Antonine Guard re-enactment group, setting up camp in the grounds of Kinneil House, and displaying Roman life;
  • dressing up for children in Roman gear – as well as making swords, headgear and gliders; and
  • a fundraising stall from The Friends of Kinneil, helping to organise the day.

Volunteers will be on hand to give free tours around Kinneil House, which boasts amazing renaissance wall paintings. The last admission to the House will be 3.30 p.m.

Kinneil Museum, next to the mansion, will be also open. There will be a pop-up cafe, selling hot and cold drinks and snacks, in the museum.

The Roman event has been organised by the Friends of Kinneil charity in association with Historic Environment Scotland, Falkirk Community Trust and Forth Environment Link (supporting the Orchard project).

A spokesperson for the Friends said: “It’s a free event, so please come along with the family for a great day out..”

The event is part of Doors Open Days in Falkirk district this year. It’s also supporting the Scottish Archaeological Month – and is part of the Big Roman Week festival.

For directions to the venue, click www.kinneil.org.uk/map 

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