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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, 3.50MB]
Antonine Wall World Heritage Site [PDF, 2.11MB]
Forth Bridge World Heritage Site [PDF, 2.23MB]
New Lanark World Heritage Site [PDF, 2.59MB]
St Kilda World Heritage Site [PDF, 2.16MB]
The Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site [PDF, 2.63MB]
The Old and New Towns of Edinburgh World Heritage Site [PDF, 3.17MB] 

World Heritage Sites in Scotland leaflets

World Heritage Sites in Scotland (English, Italian and Spanish)
Exploring Scotland's World Heritage Sites (English and Italian)
Antonine Wall
 (English, Italian and Spanish)
Forth Bridge
 (English, French, German, Italian and Spanish)
New Lanark
 (English, Italian and Spanish)
Heart of Neolithic Orkney
 (English, Italian and Spanish)
Orkney Community Map
St Kilda
 (English, Italian and Spanish)

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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