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World Heritage in Scotland: A Short Guide

Front cover of World Heritage in Scotland

This short guide is an introduction to World Heritage matters in Scotland. It explains what World Heritage Status is and what it means, summarises key concepts associated with the World Heritage Convention, outlines the responsibilities and benefits attendant upon achieving World Heritage Status, and sets out current approaches to the protection and management of World Heritage Sites in Scotland.

Accompanying this are Site-specific short guides for each of Scotland’s six World Heritage Sites.

  • Audiences:

    Conservation and Heritage Enthusiasts
  • Date Published:

    30 April 2019
  • Last Updated:

    30 April 2023
  • Publisher:

    Historic Environment Scotland
  • Publication Types:

    World Heritage Documentation
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