World Heritage Short Guides

World Heritage in Scotland [PDF, 2MB]
World Heritage in Scotland (Gaelic) [PDF, 1.58MB]
Frontiers of the Roman Empire: The Antonine Wall World Heritage Site [PDF, 1.5MB]
The Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site [PDF, 1MB]
New Lanark World Heritage Site [PDF, 2MB]
The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site [PDF, 1.5MB]
St Kilda World Heritage Site [PDF, 1.5MB]

World Heritage Sites in Scotland leaflet

World Heritage Sites in Scotland (English) [PDF, 836KB]
World Heritage Sites in Scotland (French) [PDF, 554KB]
World Heritage Sites in Scotland (Gaelic) [PDF, 605KB]
World Heritage Sites in Scotland (German) [PDF, 594KB]
World Heritage Sites in Scotland (Gujarati) [PDF, 1MB]
World Heritage Sites in Scotland (Hindi) [PDF, 625KB]
World Heritage Sites in Scotland (Japanese) [PDF, 1MB]
World Heritage Sites in Scotland (Mandarin) [PDF, 700KB]

Exploring Scotland's World Heritage Sites leaflet

Exploring Scotland's World Heritage Sites (English) [PDF, 845KB]
Exploring Scotland's World Heritage Sites (French) [PDF, 750KB]
Exploring Scotland's World Heritage Sites (Gaelic) [PDF, 750KB]

The Antonine Wall leaflet

The Antonine Wall (English) [PDF, 1MB]
The Antonine Wall (French) [PDF, 486KB]
The Antonine Wall (Gaelic) [PDF, 2MB]
The Antonine Wall (German) [PDF, 633KB]

Heart of Neolithic Orkney leaflets

Heart of Neolithic Orkney (English) [PDF, 674KB]
Heart of Neolithic Orkney (French) [PDF, 880KB]
Heart of Neolithic Orkney (Gaelic) [PDF, 2MB]
Heart of Neolithic Orkney (German) [PDF, 1MB]
Orkney Community Map [PDF, 4.42MB]

New Lanark leaflet

New Lanark (English) [PDF, 883KB]
New Lanark (French) [PDF, 916KB]
New Lanark (Gaelic) [PDF, 2.5MB]
New Lanark (German) [PDF, 1MB]

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh leaflet

The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh (English) [PDF, 974KB]
The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh (French) [PDF, 382KB]
The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh (Gaelic) [PDF, 2MB]
The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh (German) [PDF, 535KB]

St Kilda leaflet

St Kilda (English) [PDF, 912KB]
St Kilda (French) [PDF, 379KB]
St Kilda (Gaelic) [PDF, 912KB]
St Kilda (German) [PDF, 585KB]

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.

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]

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]

St Kilda

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

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.

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