Scotland’s six World Heritage Sites – from Neolithic Orkney to New Lanark – are outstanding for a diverse range of reasons.
World Heritage Sites are cultural and/or natural sites of ‘Outstanding Universal Value’, which are important across countries and generations.
A brief guide to achieving World Heritage Site status, from government nomination to UNESCO assessment.
Each World Heritage Site has a Statement of Outstanding Universal Value and a management plan.
Get a brief overview of Scotland’s six World Heritage Sites.
When built 2,000 years ago, the Roman Empire’s most northerly frontier was also its most complex.
These prehistoric monuments form one of Western Europe’s richest surviving Neolithic landscapes.
Robert Owen’s management transformed this cotton mill village and inspired wider social change.
Scotland’s capital contrasts an extraordinary landscape with many significant historic buildings.
One of the few World Heritage Sites to hold mixed status for its cultural and natural qualities.
A masterpiece of human creative genius, this 2.5km-long bridge spans the River Forth estuary.
Explore Scotland’s outstanding sites using these resources – many of them in different languages.