A 'special' boat trip will be hitting the Forth and Clyde Canal next month. 

On Tuesday, September 19 from 11am to 1pm and 3pm until 5pm, a screening of the film The Antonine Wall: A 37-Mile Landmark will play as a boat takes passengers along the Forth and Clyde Canal, the Southbank Marina, Kirkintilloch, and back.

The film explores the history and heritage of the iconic Roman construction (which was built around 142 AD and marks the northwest frontier of the Roman Empire and East Dunbartonshire) and draws inspiration from a silent movie created in the 1950s by Professor Anne Robertson.

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The screening comes as part of the Rediscovering the Antonine Wall project, which has helped to create a Roman-themed play area at Peel Park, Kirkintilloch, a replica distance stone in Twechar and a Roman Granary Garden in Bearsden.

The event, which has been organised by East Dunbartonshire Council in conjunction with the Forth and Clyde Canal Society, will cost £5 per person.

Tickets are available to purchase, by card only, from the Kirkintilloch Community Hub at 2-4 West High Street, Kirkintilloch G66 1AD or call 0300 123 4510. 

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Speaking on the upcoming event, Councillor Paul Ferretti, convener of place, neighbourhood and corporate assets, said: "I'm delighted we have been able to organise these special screenings. It will be an amazing experience to watch the film – the culmination of years of dedication and hard work – while enjoying a leisurely sail on the Forth and Clyde Canal.

"At the moment we have managed to arrange two daytime screenings. If these prove popular, then we can potentially look at additional events in future."

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Stephen Balfour, project manager of Rediscovering the Antonine Wall, added: "We are pleased that East Dunbartonshire Council and the Forth and Clyde Canal Society have chosen to show ‘The Antonine Wall: A 37 Mile Landmark’ film.

"The filmmakers have done a tremendous job of creating an entertaining educational and social history record which shines a light on the volunteers and community groups who have helped us to deliver the project."

The Rediscovering the Antonine Wall initiative aims to raise awareness of the Wall, primarily amongst local communities but also with visitors.

It has received support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, Kelvin Valley and Falkirk LEADER Programme, Historic Environment Scotland, and East Dunbartonshire, Glasgow, Falkirk, North Lanarkshire and West Dunbartonshire Councils.

For more information, visit https://rediscoveringtheantoninewall.org