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Scheduled Monuments

Sites of outstanding universal value for all humanity

what is a world heritage site?

World Heritage Sites are places of outstanding universal value.

achieving world heritage status

Skara Brae

Details of the criteria required to achieve World Heritage status.

WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN SCOTLAND

Charlotte Square, Edinburgh New Town world heritage site

Scotland currently has five World Heritage Sites.

INFORMATION & RESOURCES

St Kilda aerial view

Free downloadable fact sheets and leaflets.

ANTONINE WALL

Part of the Antonine Wall

The Antonine Wall is one of the UK’s most important Roman monuments.

the heart of neolithic orkney

Orkney

The monuments of HONO are masterpieces of Neolithic design and construction.

New lanark

New Lanark world heritage site

An eighteenth century restored cotton mill village on the banks of the River Clyde.

The Old & New Towns of Edinburgh

John Knox's House, Edinburgh Old Town

This site contains nearly 4,500 buildings more than 75% of which are listed.

ST KILDA

St Kilda, taken by Niall Benvie 1996. Copyright: the National Trust for Scotland.

St Kilda is a group of five remote islands which lie in the North Atlantic.

 
 
Forth Bridge

Consultations

Current consultations on World Heritage Site Management Plans and potential nominations to the World Heritage List

Consultations

SOUV and Management Plans

Ring of Brodgar
Statements of Outstanding Universal Value and Management Plans