Those under 16 years of age will get free access to ticketed sites managed by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) this summer.
“I’d had a bad night – didn’t sleep much – so we thought a gentle stroll along the sand at Skaill Bay would be just right “
18th April is World Heritage Day
Tickets must be booked in advance
Tickets must be booked online in advance.
“We hadn’t been to Skaill Bay for months – rules is rules, and we stayed close to home.”
Historic Environment Scotland which manages key historical sites across Scotland and in Orkney like Skara Brae will be phasing in the opening up of some of the properties in its care. Others will remain closed for the duration of 2020.
The impact of mass tourism on the UNESCO World Heritage Site ‘The Heart of Neolithic Orkney’ was the subject of a public consultation commissioned by Historic Environment Scotland.
We have taken the decision to close public access to our staffed properties and offices until further notice, with effect from 5pm on Wednesday 18 March.
” “It’s important that the public have the opportunity to have their say as we begin development of our new management plan for the site”