Welcome to the new address of the Roman Gask Project. 20 years ago we started our first web page with the following words:

A long-term programme to study the Roman Frontier works on and around the Gask Ridge in Perthshire, Scotland.

The Gask Ridge frontier system is the earliest Roman land frontier in Britain, built in the 70s or 80’s AD, 40 years before Hadrian’s Wall and 60 years before the Antonine Wall.

Since German archaeologists have now re-dated the start of their frontier (which was once thought also to belong to the 80’s) to the Trajanic period 15-20 years later, it now seems that the Gask system is the first Roman land frontier anywhere.

As such, the Gask acquires a particular importance, because it is difficult to judge how Roman frontiers changed and developed over time unless one can study the prototype.

To celebrate our 20th anniversary we invested in a new web page with the ability to quickly update you on new research news, be it in the field or at the desk.Most of our old content is now online again (except our old interactive maps, which will need reworking). But now, it should be readable on tablets and smartphones as well. We have also added an event calendar and a small blog, to add short notices about new developments. Please let us know by email if anything is broken or does not display properly or if you think we should add something to the site that relates to the Gask.
We are planning for the next few months weekly updates to the site, which we will record in the Blog, so that you know what has changed.

We created an introductory page, if you want to find out more about what we do and how we go about our research, alternatively, just follow the links or the search results.

Who we are and how to contact us?

The Roman Gask Project consists of two directors, Dr David John Woolliscroft and Dr Birgitta Hoffmann, as well as a number of volunteers and visiting experts. After 18 years at the Universities of Manchester and Liverpool, the Roman Gask Project became an Independent Research Organisation based in Manchester, UK in 2012.

How to contact us:

You can contact us by email at Director.RomanGaskProject@yahoo.com

or find our Facebook Site: RomanGaskProject
as well as a Facebook group: Friends of the Gask.  for past excavators and visitors wanting a space to discuss amongst other Friends and Colleagues.

Finally, we are also on Twitter: @RomanGaskProjct

© The Roman Gask Project

Last modified Friday 31 January, 2020


It has been brought to our attention that a new blog is trading under our project name and old web address. We have nothing to do with this person, who has bought the old domain against our wishes. This is the only official Website of the Roman Gask Project.


A long term research project to study the Romans north of the Antonine Wall