The Antonine Wall in Scotland was inscribed as a World Heritage Site in 2008 resulting in a series of initiatives to interpret key sites located along this linear monument. The newly acquired recognition draws national and international attention to the Antonine Wall, which is now expected to receive visitors in far greater numbers.
In 2009 Historic Scotland commissioned Erich Kadow Interpretation & Design to develop an Interpretation Plan and Access Plan to determine how and with what means the story of the Wall will be conveyed to visitors, and also how increased numbers of visitors can access the monument while safeguarding this former frontier of the Roman Empire. The work involved consultation with the five local authorities that the Wall passes through, along with partner organisations like Historic Scotland who commissioned the study and other government agencies such as RCAHMS, Scottish Natural Heritage, Forestry Commission and British Waterways.
Erich was assisted by Fritha Costain of Costain Heritage who covered the audience development aspects of the Access Plan and by two York-based designers, Sarah Doyle, a graphic designer, and Heath Gwynn, a 3D museum and exhibition designer, who both helped visualise the interpretive concepts.