Edinburgh: A World Heritage City and its people
You are currently standing in Scotland’s sixth World Heritage Site – the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh.
UNESCO requires each site to have a Statement of Outstanding Universal Value. This lists its special qualities or values which must be understood and protected. Edinburgh’s values include its unique physical landscape and skyline, its monuments and green spaces, the contrasting designs of its Old and New Towns and the remarkable survival of its historic buildings.
This is the ‘official line’ on Edinburgh’s value, but what do its people think? We asked a range of people who live and work in our World Heritage city to tell us what they feel is special about it. Do you agree with their views?
Aerial view of Edinburgh highlighting World Heritage Site