World heritage sites are judged to be of such importance to all of humanity that they transcend national boundaries. The old and new towns of edinburgh world heritage site management plan 2011 2016 foreword we are delighted to be able to present the second management plan for the old and new towns of edinburgh world heritage site.
Old and new towns of edinburgh world heritage site.
Edinburgh world heritage site boundary. It is one of a series of site specific short guides for each of scotlands six whs. Exception is the overpriced edinburgh castle. We want to connect people to their heritage in everything we do through the conservation of historic buildings delivering improvements to public places or engaging people directly through education.
For information outlining what world heritage. Purpose of report. Unesco stated that the site represent a remarkable blend of two urban phenomena.
Organic medieval growth and 18th and 19th century town planning. Pedestrian wayfinding in the city centre and the demarcation of the world heritage site boundary. The former includes the medieval royal mile which runs from edinburgh castle to the palace of holyroodhouse and is bordered to the north by the neo classical 18th century new town which includes princes street.
Edinburgh world heritage is an independent charity that aims to ensure the citys world heritage status benefits everyone. Edinburgh is an exceptional world heritage city and one of the most enjoyable cities to exlpore on foot or public transportation. Monitoring report 2013 2015 recommendations 11 it is recommended that the committee notes the content of this report.
Edinburgh old and new towns were together inscribed as a world heritage site in 1996. To respond to the motion by councillor mowat dated 22 december 2012 regarding the demarcation of the world heritage site and its status. One perk of edinburgh is that the sites are often free or inexpensive.
It is managed by the edinburgh world. New towns of edinburgh world heritage site whs its inscription on the world heritage list and its management and governance. The old and new towns of edinburgh world heritage site was added to the united nations educational scientific and cultural organisations unescos list of world heritage sites in 1995.
Background 21 the monitoring of the state of conservation of the world heritage site is an obligation that follows inscription on the unesco world heritage list. To the old and new towns of edinburgh world. Status is and what it means the responsibilities.
4 october 2012. Heritage site whs its inscription on the world heritage list and its management and governance. For information outlining what world heritage status is and what it means the responsibilities.
It is one of a series of site specific short guides for each of scotlands five world heritage sites.