World Heritage Sites (HES WMS)

What is it: 

World Heritage Sites are described by UNESCO as exceptional places of 'outstanding universal value' and 'belonging to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located'.

Scotland currently has five cultural World Heritage Sites - two of coastal marine interest - Heart of Neolithic Orkney and St Kilda. Once a World Heritage Site is inscribed, under the Convention, member states have a duty to protect, conserve and present such sites for future generations.


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