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Scotland's UNESCO Trail

The World's First Country-Wide UNESCO Trail

A World Heritage Site

The Forth Bridge is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site.

A world heritage site can be anything, from an incredible landscape to a city with a rich history and vibrant culture. It can be a magnificent monument, an archaeological discovery or a piece of ground-breaking technology. Most importantly, it must be something of world-renowned significance and occupy a special place in history to earn this prestigious title from the UNESCO World Heritage Convention.

The Forth Bridge meets all these criteria. As the world’s first major steel structure, it is a powerful symbol of Britain’s industrial, scientific, architectural and transport heritage and, in particular, Scotland’s engineering prowess and ingenuity.

Despite achieving such an accolade, it remains a working estuary crossing. The distinctive red bridge carries around 200 local and intercity trains across the Firth of Forth every day and forms a key part of the national East Coast Main Line.

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UNESCO in Scotland Explained

Scotland's UNESCO Trail

Scotland is the first country in the world to bring together 13 UNESCO sites into one trail.

The Forth Bridge is one site on the trail. 

The full trail takes in:

  • UNESCO Biospheres: Wester Ross and Galloway and Southern Ayrshire 
  • UNESCO Creative Cities: Glasgow (City of Music), Edinburgh (City of Literature), and Dundee (City of Design)
  • UNESCO Global Geoparks: Shetland and North West Highlands
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites: St Kilda, Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Old and New Towns of Edinburgh, New Lanark, Frontiers of the Roman Empire - The Antonine Wall, and The Forth Bridge.

Some of the sites are clustered relatively close to the bridges.

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