An afternoon on the tiles with Italian builders

Apart from the aqueducts ... what did the Romans ever do for us?  Archaeologist Geoff Bailey has the answer.
Apart from the aqueducts ... what did the Romans ever do for us? Archaeologist Geoff Bailey has the answer.

The ancient Romans were supremely proud of their building skills, and toiled manfully away on everything from paved roads to heated bathhouses, walls and aqueducts.

But how did they manage all that in the days before out-of-town DIY megastores?

Archaeologist Geoff Bailey will be staging a family-friendly workshop at Callendar House on September 20, where in one easy session you can find out everything you need to know about Roman walls, floors and even roof tiles.

You’ll also get the chance to make some tiles using authentic methods using air-drying clay, as well as a fancy mosaic tile for decorating your villa.

Finally - to ward off any restless natives - you will get the chance to build your very own mini-section of the once mighty Antonine Wall.

This workshop is family-friendly, costs £3.30 per child (or a family ticket is £12), and runs from 2pm till 2.30pm.

For further details email callendar.house@falkirkcommunitytrust.org