Discover what's on in the Annan area ... below you will find a list of events happening soon in the Annan area.
The story of the Priestside anchor and the ships that carried Roman invaders to our shores 2000 years ago.
We know that the Roman Army was almost invincible on land of its own choosing but what is less well known is that it was closely supported by sea by a formidable navy.
For many years an ancient iron anchor from Priestside near Annan has been on display in Dumfries Museum. New studies have revealed that this may be one of the rarest survivors of an invading Roman navy. Find out more about the anchor and how the Romans used boats to conquer and colonise.
Drop in gallery activities to
accompany the Roman
Invaders in the Solway exhibition:
• Make a Roman boat model
• Anchors aweigh gallery trail
• Quizzes and colouring sheets
Could the Priestside anchor be a relic of this Roman invasion?
Historian Dr John Reid presents evidence of the Roman’s use of boats around the coast of Scotland and conservator Will Murray describes a new study that is comparing ancient anchors, placing the Priestside anchor in context
Please phone Annan Museum on 01461
201384 to reserve a place.
Events are free unless otherwise stated. Donations towards costs are always appreciated and help to make the museum sustainable in the longer term.
ANNAN SHORE WALK
Mainly level walk on quiet roads, paths and tracks. Annan to Whinnyrigg, then Summergate, Back of the Hill, Waterfoot and back to the Town.
Walk distance: 5 miles / 8km approx. | Walk time: 3.5 hours approx.
Annual Quiz Night organised by Annan Walking Group
taking place at The Firth Hotel, Scott’s Street Annan be there from
7.30 for 8.00pm start.
Click here for info on the Annan Walking Group