Flying the flag for World Heritage Day

For those of you with a keen eye, you may have noticed that the ‘Celebrating World Heritage’ flag is flying from the City Chambers on the Royal Mile for the second year running.

City Chambers. World Heritage Site flag

City Chambers. World Heritage Site flag

Friday 18 April is World Heritage Day. It is celebrated around the globe to help raise the profile of World Heritage Sites and make people aware of our diverse cultural and natural heritage and how these sites are of outstanding value.

‘Shared Heritage’ is this year’s theme in Edinburgh and an event was held at the Royal College of Physicians last night which looked at the benefits that World Heritage can bring to everyone.  The speakers were Sue Bruce, Chief Executive of the City of Edinburgh Council, and Lloyd Anderson, Director of the British Council Scotland.  The event was a great opportunity to hear the Chief Executive’s thoughts on how we manage the challenges as a World Heritage city and was followed by a lively question and answer session.

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