On the Wall — Holiday Club 2022

Come and join us as we go on an adventure across the Roman Empire, all the way from Jerusalem to right here in Bearsden! We’ll follow some great journeys and meet some amazing people who carried the stories of Jesus with them, telling people about all He said...

Maximus, the Roman Soldier

Roman Armour – What did soldiers really wear? Maximus our Roman soldier was carved from a cedar tree in 2015. Is what he is wearing an accurate representation of a Roman soldier really wore? Maximus was inspired by the writings of Paul who was held captive in Rome and...

Woodland sounds

During community events in the garden or our weekly café you can hear the sounds of soldiers training, of traders selling their goods, and children running around. Members of our church congregation, the Creatovators playscheme and Antonine Wall project staff were...

Granary Garden

David Breeze talks about the life of the soldiers in the Roman Fort at Maxholme in Bearsden. Roman Mosaic for garden planter Design by Ana Maria Ortega and team. Granary garden area before redevelopment Granary garden area after redevelopment Project led by Rachel...

Welcome to the Fort!

Around 7 000 soldiers were stationed on the Antonine Wall. Although some soldiers came from Europe most were mainly recruited from Britain. There is no evidence for Scots in the Roman army. The soldiers could receive orders to travel from their fort to fight in other...

Roman Food

Granaries were an important feature of all Roman forts. They housed the grain for the troops and fodder for the horses. Each fort was supposed to hold a year’s supply of food in case it fell under siege. Granaries had raised floors to keep the food dry and...