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Trimontium is the biggest Roman complex in Scotland

Trimontium Roman fort near Newstead, just east of Melrose is of international importance as the largest Roman fort and settlement north of Hadrian’s Wall and the site of one of the greatest concentrations of Roman military-related finds in the British Isles.

Its place in the history and archaeology of this period and area cannot be overstated. It is a truly remarkable site and without doubt still has a great deal to reveal.

The Trust run a museum and a range of activities throughout the year telling the story of the Romans in the Scottish Borders & beyond, the relationship with native population and the legacy left behind as the Romans abandoned their ambitions north of the border.

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The Trimontium Trust

The Trust was born over thirty years ago from the embers of a public enquiry into a threat posed to the site of the fort by the proposed Melrose bypass. The enquiry was successful in moving the course of the road and in re-awakening interest in this fascinating site and its central place within the network of Roman sites built during their occupation of Scotland.

The Trust is currently developing its main museum site increasing its size, refurbishing the displays running more activities and offering new volunteer opportunities. We have further plans for a new extension alongside our museum site that will house a community research and learning centre where families, students, enthusiasts and academics can access a range of innovative technologies (3-D printing, image manipulation, scanning & video editing) alongside visits to historic sites across the Scottish Borders & beyond.

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