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Artist’s impression of Bar Hill Roman Fort.

This evening, I am focusing on the fort  at Barr Hill which sits approximately in the middle of the Antonine Wall which served as the northern frontier of the Roman Empire from around AD 142 to AD 164.  The Wall  ran across the ‘waist’ of Scotland from Carriden in the east to Old Kilpatrick in the west along which were interspersed some 18 forts, one of which being that at Bar Hill (or Barr Hill). The fort included standard features: a H.Q.building, granaries, bathhouse, latrine, barrack blocks and praetorium ( residence) for the garrison commander.
Inscriptions indicate that Barr Hill was garrisoned by cohors 1 Hamiorum, a Syrian archer unit and later by cohors 1 Baetasiorum from the Rhine.

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Glasgow and Campsie Fells in distance.

This morning I ventured out to avail of photo opportunities inspired by an unusual combination of bright sunlight, low angle sun, blue skies and sub-zero (centigrade) temperatures. Within the last 24 hours or so Scotland has experienced temperatures down to minus 10/minus 15 centigrade.

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Golf, Glasgow and snow-capped Campsie Fells

This evening, I am posting I am posting images of my walk this morning which benefited from a combination of temperatures around zero (centigrade), clear blue skies and good visibility.

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