The Roman Gask Project Graphic

A long term programme to study the Roman Frontier works on and around the Gask Ridge in Perthshire, Scotland.

The Gask Ridge frontier system is the earliest Roman land frontier in Britain, built in the 70s or 80's AD, 40 years before Hadrian's Wall and 60 years before the Antonine Wall.

Since German archaeologists have now re-dated the start of their frontier (which was once thought also to belong to the 80's) to the Trajanic period 15-20 years later, it now seems that the Gask system is the first Roman land frontier anywhere.

As such, the Gask acquires a particular importance, because it is difficult to judge how Roman frontiers changed and developed over time unless one can study the prototype.

The Roman Gask project is sponsored by the Perth & Kinross Heritage Trust.

The Roman Gask Project
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