Consultation launched on the Antonine Wall

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HAVE your say on the future of an important historical feature which runs through East Dunbartonshire.

Residents are being encouraged to play a part in finalising the new five year management plan for the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site (WHS).

The 60-kilometre Antonine Wall became a WHS in 2008 and joined the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site, alongside Hadrian’s Wall and the German Limes.

The 12-week consultation, led by Historic Scotland and the five local authorities through which the wall runs, seeks to encourage communities to comment on the draft management plan which has been drawn up following a series of stakeholder workshops and public sessions at the end of last year.

It sets out the vision and key objectives for the management, conservation, promotion and interpretation of the wall.

Rhondda Geekie, leader of East Dunbartonshire Council, said: “This consultation is an opportunity for residents, businesses and agencies to share their views and contribute to the future development of this important historical resource.”

The draft plan can be viewed and downloaded at www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/antonineconsultation and comments can be submitted via hs.awconsultations@scotland.gsi.gov.uk or by post to Patricia Weeks, Historic Scotland, Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh EH9 1SH.

The public consultation will close on June 28. Further information on the Antonine Wall World Heritage Site can be found at: www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/antoninewall

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