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Download World Heritage Site information

Explore Scotland’s outstanding sites using these resources – many of them in different languages.

World Heritage Short Guides

World Heritage in Scotland [PDF, 2MB]
Antonine Wall World Heritage Site [PDF, 1.5MB]
Forth Bridge World Heritage Site [PDF, 6.5MB]
New Lanark World Heritage Site [PDF, 2MB]
St Kilda World Heritage Site [PDF, 1.5MB]
The Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site [PDF, 1MB]
The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site [PDF, 1.5MB] 

World Heritage Sites in Scotland leaflets

World Heritage Sites in Scotland [PDF, 836KB]
Exploring Scotland's World Heritage Sites [PDF, 845KB]
Antonine Wall [PDF, 1MB]
Forth Bridge [PDF, 1.92MB]
New Lanark [PDF, 883KB]
Heart of Neolithic Orkney [PDF, 674KB]
Orkney Community Map [PDF, 4.42MB]
St Kilda [PDF, 912KB]

Make Your Own

Make your own St Kilda Mailboat [PDF, 764KB]
Make your own Neolithic Carved Stone Ball [PDF, 238KB]
Make your own Neolithic Pinch Pot [PDF, 230KB]

World Heritage Site posters and colouring sheets

Antonine Wall [PDF, 2.16MB]
Forth Bridge [PDF, 1.66MB]
Heart of Neolithic Orkney [PDF, 1.91MB]
New Lanark [PDF, 2.14MB]
Old and New Towns of Edinburgh [PDF, 1.31MB]
St Kilda [PDF, 2.09MB]
All six Scottish WHS [PDF, 735KB]
Scotland's World Heritage Site Map [PDF, 394KB]

Statements of Outstanding Universal Value and management plans

Each World Heritage Site has a Statement of Outstanding Universal Value (SOUV), which:

  • clearly states the reasons for the site’s inscription on the World Heritage List
  • identifies what must be protected, conserved and managed to protect its outstanding universal value for the long term

UNESCO also requires each site to have a management plan. This provides a shared framework for a site’s active:

  • conservation
  • management
  • enhancement

The Antonine Wall

The Antonine Wall Management Plan 2014–19 [PDF, 5.86MB]

The Antonine Wall World Heritage Site: Statement of Outstanding Universal Value is currently in development.

Forth Bridge

Forth Bridge World Heritage Site Management Plan [PDF, 6MB]

The Forth Bridge World Heritage Site: Statement of Outstanding Universal Value is currently in development.

Heart of Neolithic Orkney (HONO)

HONO World Heritage Site Management Plan 2014–19 [PDF, 3.26MB]
HONO World Heritage Site: SOUV [PDF, 176KB]

New Lanark

New Lanark World Heritage Site Management Plan 2013–2018 [PDF, 2.5MB]
New Lanark World Heritage Site: SOUV [PDF, 210KB]

St Kilda

St Kilda World Heritage Site Management Plan 2012–17 [PDF, 5MB]
St Kilda World Heritage Site: SOUV [PDF, 187KB]

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site Management Plan 2011–2016 [PDF, 4.18MB]
Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site: SOUV [PDF, 175KB]

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