Summary of main research recommendations are as follows:
- There is tremendous potential for using Scottish data in applying theoretically-framed questions to issues of identity and social space on the frontier. This could be applied to both site complexes which have seen extensive excavation (eg Newstead, Inveresk) or on a broader, comparative basis between sites.
- An updated and authoritative catalogue of Roman finds from non-Roman sites is highly desirable. Such a catalogue must incorporate specialist insights into the material, and pay close attention to issues of taphonomy.
- The Roman finds have to be integrated in an understanding of the Iron Age context.
- Traprain Law remains pivotal but poorly understood to relations with the Roman world; reappraisal of older finds and fresh excavations have the potential to revolutionise our knowledge of this key site.
- Study of hybrid forms of material culture, such as glass bangles, shows great potential for understanding these changing worlds.
- A long and integrated view is needed of the long-term history of Roman effects.