8.7 Public engagement

The great public interest in the Roman period is seen in the many visits to museums and field monuments, attendance at lectures and sales of books. The presence of the Romans on the school curriculum means that it is easy to enthuse children in the topic. There is a need for more and better resources to allow the wider public to engage with the material, and the idea of a “Roman frontier in Scotland” resource would play a key part in this. It is also critical to engage and inform the public about some of the exciting new perspectives mentioned in this topic; this will build enthusiasm and support for the topic.

A photograph of an archaeological excavation showing people trowelling and collecting soil samples

Community excavations at Cramond fort, image courtesy of AOC Archaeology.

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