World Heritage Sites (DATASET)

Published by Scottish Government Spatial Data Infrastructure.   Licensed under [Open Government Licence] Open Government Licence & “; The dataset is INDICATIVE only. This data is licensed under the UK Open Government Licence .”. Read More
Openness rating:
★★★★★  Linked data - data URIs and linked to other data (e.g. RDF)
★★★★☆  Linkable data - served at URIs (e.g. RDF)
★★★☆☆  Structured data in open format (e.g. CSV)
★★☆☆☆  Structured data but proprietry format (e.g. Excel)
★☆☆☆☆  Unstructured data (e.g. PDF)

Responsible Party: Historic Environment Scotland (pointOfContact, custodian)


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’. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to protect and preserve such sites through an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, drawn up in 1972 Scottish Ministers identify and put forward sites to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport for nomination. This dataset includes both the legal designation and buffer zone boundaries of the World Heritage Sites in Scotland enscribed by UNESCO as well as non-statutory sensitive areas for planning advice. 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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Dataset Extent

Latitude: 61.4645° to 54.5329°
Longitude: -9.5537° to -0.5320°

Additional Links (2)

Source GEMINI2 record
Source GEMINI2 record (formatted)

Additional Information

Added to 16/08/2011
Theme Environment
Temporal coverage 20/9/2001
Harvest URL
Harvest date 03/11/2017 09:51
Metadata date 2/11/2017
Harvest GUID 011edcca-d7b5-4d90-9a57-4b5da5a3b9c0
Extent Latitude: 61.46458999999996° to 54.532970000000006°
Longitude: -9.553770568239041° to -0.53202°
Spatial reference system urn:ogc:def:crs:EPSG::27700
Dataset reference date 1/1/2008 (creation), 4/11/2015 (revision)
Frequency of update asNeeded
Responsible party Historic Environment Scotland (pointOfContact, custodian)
Access constraints If this data is reproduced it must be attributed with the following: Contains Historic Environment Scotland and Ordnance Survey data © Historic Environment Scotland - Scottish Charity No. SC045925 © Crown copyright and database right [year]
ISO19139 resource type dataset
Metadata language English
Themes (secondary) No value
Schema/Vocabulary No value
Code list No value
Service Level No value
Coupled Services