Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site Management Plan 2014-19 - Consultation Draft
The Heart of Neolithic Orkney represents one of the richest surviving Neolithic landscapes in north-west Europe. Dating from c. 5000 years ago its impressive domestic and ritual monuments are masterpieces of Neolithic design and construction and give us exceptional insights into the society, skills and spiritual beliefs of the people who built them. In 1999 it was inscribed on the World Heritage List.
In accordance with UNESCO guidelines, following inscription a Management Plan was agreed by the partners with responsibility for managing the WHS and facilitating access to it. As the 2008-13 five-year plan period has now ended, the guidelines require a new five-year plan to be drafted and adopted.
Following a series of stakeholder and public workshops in 2013 to explore the medium–term objectives for inclusion in the Management Plan, a consultation draft of the 2014-19 Plan has been prepared. This plan will provide a broad framework for the management, conservation and enhancement of the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site for the next five years.
The Management Plan Partners (Historic Scotland, Orkney Islands Council, Scottish Natural Heritage, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds) are now inviting comments on this draft Management Plan. The document and the response form can be downloaded below: Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site Management Plan 2014-19 – Consultation Draft [pdf, 3mb] Consultation Response Form [word doc, 349kb]Hard copies are also available for reference at these locations:
- OIC Reception, School Place, Kirkwall and OIC Cash Office, Northlink Terminal Building, Stromness;
- Orkney Library and Archive, Stromness Library, and the Orkney Mobile Libraries;
- Stenness Post Office, Sutherlands Garage, Stenness and Standing Stones Hotel, Stenness;
- Historic Scotland head office, Longmore House, Salisbury Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1SH
Large print versions are available on request; please call 01856 873 716 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Responses should be sent to email@example.com
by 8 December 2013
Alternatively if you are replying by post, please send your response to:
Heart of Neolithic Orkney WHS Coordinator
Orkney Islands Council