Roman history centre ruled out

By Cameron Brooks

Published: 02/10/2010

Culture Minister Fiona Hyslop has rejected a plea to open a national tourism centre in Perthshire to celebrate its Roman heritage.

She said the Scottish Government had no plans to fund such a project anywhere in the country or even draw up a list of possible sites where it could be based.

The announcement came as a blow to Conservative Murdo Fraser, who for years has been campaigning for a centre to promote the region’s links with the ancient empire.

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