Saturday 18 April 2015 is World Heritage Day and this year the theme is the value of heritage. World Heritage Day is celebrated around the globe to raise awareness of our diverse cultural and natural heritage and why World Heritage Sites are of outstanding value.
There are a number of events planned to mark the occasion with the Scottish Storytelling Centre hosting an afternoon of activities on Saturday 18 April to help you get to know more about all five World Heritage Sites in Scotland. You could also take the opportunity to follow one of the Edinburgh World Heritage walking trails to discover the hidden gems of the Old and New Towns.
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.
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.