Birrens Roman Fort, Middlebie

Seeing beneath the soil: the results of magnetic survey at the Roman Fort at Dalswinton

Our first survey project is happening at Birrens Roman Fort, near Middlebie , Annandale, described as

“a site with a unique role in Romano-British frontier history”.

We have places available on the resistance survey for volunteers on Tuesday-Thursday 3rd-5th of July. If you would like to put your name down for one or more days, please contact Giles – giles.carey@glasgow.ac.uk or 01387 702056. Find out more about what will be involved on our Frequently Asked Questions page.

We will also be running an Open Day between 10 and 4 on Saturday 7th July. Meet at Middlebie Community Hall – there will be a small display about the site, and the chance to see archaeology in action – with guided walks to see the current surveys in progress. Hopefully, there will also be a sneak preview of the current results!

Download a poster with all the details (PDF).

Why not find out more about the fort on Canmore? http://canmore.rcahms.gov.uk/en/site/67099/details/birrens/ 
Interesting fact – its Roman name – Blatobulgium – literally means “flour sack” (presumably because it had 3 granaries instead of the usual 2).

As ever, any queries or questions – just drop us a line!

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