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Big Roman Week 2015

Posted on: 09/09/2015

Dates: 19/09/2015 to 27/09/2015

Falkirk District
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FALKIRK district’s annual Roman festival returns this September.

The seventh Big Roman Week kicks off on Saturday, September 19 and runs until Sunday, September 27.

Walks, talks, family events, film shows and arts and library activities have all been lined to get local people to explore their “Roman roots” and appreciate local history. Many events are free of charge, but check listings for full information.

The Week coincides with the birthday of Emperor Antoninus Pius (born 19 September, 86 AD) – the Roman leader who ordered the construction of the Antonine Wall from Bo’ness, right across Falkirk district, to Old Kilpatrick, near Glasgow.

This year there will be festival events are in Bonnybridge, Polmont, Larbert, Falkirk, Grangemouth and Bo’ness.

Organisers The Friends of Kinneil have joined forces with a range of bodies, including Falkirk Community Trust and Falkirk Council, to run the festival.

Full details are now online at

You can also get updates via the Friends of Kinneil’s social media channels: and