Another Saturday night with the Scots and Roman legions

Stracathro Fort near Stirling, Scotland, the world’s most northerly Roman fort, may have been served by a wine bar or pub. Archaeologists woring on the Roman Gas Project discovered a settlement adjacent to the fort including "a large square room – the equivalent of a public bar – and fronted on to a paved area, akin to a modern beer garden."

“We hadn’t expected to find a pub. It shows the 
Romans and the local population got on better than we thought," said Dr Birgitta Hoffmann, co-director of the project. The site of the pub was discovered using a "combination of magnetometry and geophysics without disturbing the site.