Life in Roman Scotland

Judy Vickers of the Scotsman looks at the Roman legacy in Scotland and how they influenced life north of Hadrian's Wall.

The Romans spent a relatively short period of time in Scotland, but in that time, they accomplished much, establishing several towns and Romanizing the population. "What the Romans did was to conquer an area, then try to 'Romanise' the indigenous population," says Professor Bill Hanson, professor of archaeology at Glasgow University. "It was very much a hearts and minds thing."