Romans in Angus under antiquarian society spotlight

The next meeting of the Montrose Natural History and Antiquarian Society will be held this Tuesday, November 9, at 7.30pm.

Monday, 1st November 2021, 11:44am
Romans in Angus under antiquarian society spotlight
The Romans established a camp at Battledykes, just a few miles from Forfar.

This month’s talk will be given by Alasdair Sutherland and will be a presentation on ‘The Romans in Scotland and Tayside’.

Alasdair, a former librarian with Angus Council, spent much of his working life researching and presenting talks on Scottish history, with a particular emphasis on the history of Angus. He has always been struck by how big a role Angus has played in the nation’s story.

For his talk to the Society, Alasdair will concentrate on what is known about the Romans in Scotland.

He has said that “Popular history tells us that a Roman army invaded Scotland in 79 AD – or 84 AD, or 85 AD – and defeated the Caledonians at the Battle of Mons Graupius – and that is about all! Archaeology, however, tells us a very different and much fuller story”.

On this occasion, the meeting will be held by Zoom. Members will be sent a link, but information on how to attend the meeting online can be obtained from and those attending should join the meeting at 7.20pm for a 7.30pm start time.

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