Scotland’s World Heritage sites celebrated
18 April 2016
As part of World Heritage Day, Historic Environment Scotland hosted a free event at the National Museum in Edinburgh to celebrate Scotland’s six World Heritage sites.
In 2015, the Forth Bridge was inscribed to UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites, becoming the sixth site in Scotland, representing its significant importance to Scotland’s cultural heritage.
The event was aimed at raising awareness of the World Heritage sites at St Kilda, the heart of Neolithic Orkney, New Lanark, the Antonine Wall, the Forth Bridge and Edinburgh’s Old and New Towns.
Representatives from each of Scotland’s World Heritage sites were available to provide visitors with information and educational activities to bring the sites to life.
A spokesperson for the Forth Bridge World Heritage Management Group said: “Today’s event was a fantastic opportunity for visitors to engage and find out more about the six spectacular World Heritage sites in Scotland, recognisable across the world for their iconic status.
“The Forth Bridge is a marvel of engineering and has attracted attention for over 125 years. Now officially recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage site, the responsibility of raising awareness of the Forth Bridge’s history, and the importance of its preservation, has never been more vital.”
Find out more about the Forth Bridge World Heritage status here
Find out more about UNESCO World Heritage here