A CONFERENCE marking the 10th anniversary of the inscription of the Antonine Wall as a World Heritage site is being held to celebrate the involvement of communities.

Part of the wall, built by the Romans across the central belt of Scotland, lies within Goldenhill Park in Clydebank.

Kilpatrick councillor Jim Finn, convener of planning, said: “The Antonine Wall is such an amazing attraction to have on our doorstep and we hope this conference encourages residents to take full advantage of that.

“It is one of just a handful of World Heritage Sites we have in Scotland and the conference will be a rare opportunity to get expert insight into its rich history.”

The Rediscovering the Antonine Wall project organised the event to promote the site’s fascinating history.

A community conference is being led by West Dunbartonshire Council on Saturday, September 29 at Glenskirlie House and Castle in Banknock.

The free conference will see a range of academic and community speakers talk about the unique history of the site.

Attendees will also be offered an optional guided tour of parts of the wall and refreshments will be provided.

Last year, the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded £97,000 to the project and a range of improvements were planned.

This included new interpretive play spaces with themed equipment merged with digital content to create exciting new learning environments and a series of arts/performance events designed and delivered by local communities.

Registration is from 9.15am with the conference starting at 10am. Optional tours and afternoon workshops will finish at 5pm.

The conference is free to attend however booking is required. To book, visit eventbrite.co.uk.