The History of Leith

January 24, 2007

Scottish landmark seeks Heritage status

THE UK government will put forward a historic Scottish landmark for World Heritage Site status, it was announced today.

The Antonine Wall will be nominated to the United Nations for the elite heritage status. It would become only the fifth Scottish landmark to have been bestowed lofty recognition.

The 2,000-year-old wall runs 37 miles from Bo’ness in West Lothian to Old Kilpatrick in West Dunbartonshire and is one of the most significant Roman remains in existence. It is an extension to the trans-national Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site, which includes Hadrian’s Wall and the Upper German Raetian Limes. for more click here

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