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Telling the story of Trimontium for 30 years

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Who we are:

We are a charitable organisation and our interest is in the Roman Fort at Newstead, Melrose, and the associated Roman Iron Age in Southern Scotland.

Our purposes are:

  • To increase knowledge and community awareness of the Roman Fort at Newstead and the Roman Iron Age in Southern Scotland.
  • To collect and conserve archaeological material from the Roman Iron Age and present it in our Museum in Melrose.
  • To contribute to community engagement in this period of history.

The Trimontium Trust Board comprises up to nine Trustees. The Board has a governance role for our charity that includes advising on strategic, financial, legal and operational issues. The Board meets quarterly, including our Annual General Meeting that takes place in November.

Aerial view of the fields where the Roman fort Trimontium lay. The outline of the fort is still visible in the cropmarks.
Displays of Roman military equipment, both in cases and on open display.

What we do:

  • Run the Trimontium Museum, a small Roman History museum in Melrose
  • Deliver a series of lectures on areas related to the period or of interest to our subscribers
  • Provide guided walks, and associated activities, to the site of the Roman Fort at Newstead
  • Offer educational visits to schools and students on the Roman Iron Age
  • Engage with academics to increase the knowledge of this period through collaboration

Roles & Responsibilities of the Trustees:

The members of the Board have a generic role to ensure that the Charity meets the aims and objectives defined in our Constitution. Some members may provide more specific expertise, depending on their experience. The tasks associated with the Trustee role include:

  • To be an ambassador for Trimontium Trust.
  • To ensure Trimontium Trust compliance with Scottish charity law.
  • To ensure effective governance of the Charity.
  • To take collective responsibility for Board decisions.
  • To share a sense of purpose in the delivery of the aims and objectives of the Trust

See our Trustee, Patron and Employee biographies.

Group of children wearing face masks and Roman helmets and holding a shield.
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