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World Heritage Sites are places of outstanding universal value.
Details of the criteria required to achieve World Heritage status.
Scotland currently has five World Heritage Sites.
Free downloadable fact sheets and leaflets.
The Antonine Wall is one of the UK’s most important Roman monuments.
The monuments of HONO are masterpieces of Neolithic design and construction.
An eighteenth century restored cotton mill village on the banks of the River Clyde.
This site contains nearly 4,500 buildings more than 75% of which are listed.
St Kilda is a group of five remote islands which lie in the North Atlantic.
A unique milestone in the evolution of bridge and other steel construction.
Current (and closed) consultations on World Heritage Site Management Plans and potential nominations to the World Heritage List can be found on our consultations page.Consultations
Statements of Outstanding Universal Value and Management Plans