On World Heritage Day, Historic Scotland’s ‘Shadows of Our Ancestors’ project will be staging an event to celebrate Scotland’s five World Heritage Sites – The Antonine Wall, The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, The Heart of Neolithic Orkney, New Lanark and St Kilda. The project will be bringing together artworks and performances from each of these locations in a unique celebration of the diversity and cultural significance of Scotland’s World Heritage Sites.
This is a free event, and no tickets are required. The event will be held at The Fingerpost (formerly Croy Miners’ Welfare Charitable Society), at the foot of Croy Hill, a key site on The Antonine Wall.
Our event will run from 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm, and will include physical theatre performances, guided walks along The Antonine Wall, and a special exhibition showcasing artworks from each of Scotland’s World Heritage Sites. There may also be one or two surprises on the night, so don’t miss out – come along and be a part of this special celebration!
Limited parking is available at the Fingerpost, but, to avoid disappointment, we recommend that you take advantage of our free Park and Ride service, operating between Croy station and the Fingerpost every 20 minutes. First departure is from 7 pm onwards.
If you plan to take part in the guided tours to the Antonine Wall, do come prepared for the Scottish weather.
This year, to round off Shadows of our Ancestors, we will be celebrating World Heritage Day, on April the 18th, at The Croy Miners’ Welfare community hall in Croy, North Lanarkshire.
Artists and community groups from the five World Heritage sites across Scotland are all creating their own responses to the theme of “time of the Romans” and these ideas, stories and thoughts of a distant time of Romans will all converge in one final celebration at the host World Heritage Site for 2012, Croy Miners’ Welfare and The Antonine Wall.
All of our plans for Croy and the World Heritage Day event will be posted and up-dated on this page so check in here for maps, times, sneak previews and anything else we can think of.