Roman Organisations and Resource Links
A list of organisations and resources for Romans in Scotland. Also see “doing your own research“
- Historic Environment Scotland – government body responsible for all historic sites with the excellent Canmore database.
- Scottish Archaeological Research Framework – ScARF is managed by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and grant funded by Historic Environment Scotland as a key part of it’s commitment to Scotland’s Archaeology Strategy.
- National Museum of Scotland hold the majority of Scotland’s Roman artefacts
- The Hunterian , part of Glasgow university holds many Antonine Wall artefacts
- The Antonine Wall – Frontiers of the Roman Empire has lots of resources focused on the Antonine Wall and is a collaboration between six local authorities
- Society of Antiquaries of Scotland – Founded in 1780 to investigate both antiquities and natural and civil history in general.
- Scotland’s Archaeological Strategy – Overarching strategy which celebrates each year what has been achieved.
- Digit – Dig It! is a hub for Scottish archaeology which includes articles on the Romans.
- Scottish Archaeology – website dedicated to all things archaeology.
Local History and Archaeological Groups
More general UK based resources
- Roman Britain – lots of info although can be hard to find – see https://www.roman-britain.co.uk/places-of-roman-britain/
- The Roads of Roman Britain
- The Romans in Britain – really good comprehensive site
- Roman Inscriptions of Britain – great resource – use search term “Scotland”
- Heritage Gateway – access over 60 resources in England and Wales
European and other resources
- Archaeological Atlas of Antiquity: all Europe searchable – this link is focused on Scotland
- OmnesViae: Roman Routeplanner (does not include Scotland)
- ORBIS The Stanford Geospatial Network Model of the Roman World (does not include Scotland)
- Database of Military Inscriptions and Papyri of Early Roman Palestine – includes translations of payslips to soldiers
- The Roman Trees Database – identifies the usage of species names in Latin literature, with a primary focus on those up to 200 CE
- Topos Text – over 800 ancients texts with databases of people and places