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Celebrate Scotland's iconic World Heritage Sites on World Heritage Day with #ScotlandinSix
From stone circles predating Egypt's Great Pyramids by nearly 1,000 years to a modern marvel of engineering on the Firth of Forth, Scotland's World Heritage Sites are being celebrated like never before this World Heritage Day. Scotland in Six, coordinated by 'Dig It! 2017', will host interactive events on April 18th at each of Scotland's six World Heritage Sites: The Antonine Wall, Edinburgh Old & New Town, Forth Rail Bridge, Heart of Neolithic Orkney, New Lanark, and St Kilda. Each event, like a Picts v. Romans 5K race at the Antonine Wall or an explorable Minecraft recreation of St Kilda, aims to engage people in heritage and archaeology in unexpected ways - it's not all trowels and trenches, after all!If you're a heritage or tourism person in Scotland (and beyond!) it would be great to get your support in spreading the hashtags #ScotlandinSix and #WorldHeritageDay far and wide in preparation for the big day. Most importantly, to anyone who just loves Scotland and a spot of history then get in on the action by attending the events and sharing your perspectives on Scotland's World Heritage Sites. Each event will be covered live on the 18th, and myself and the other bloggers, along with everyone else involved including VisitScotland, would love to hear from you. So - what World Heritage Site means the most to you? Share your stories on the relevant threads here and across social media platforms including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Periscope and Tumblr using the hashtags above. I'll be covering the "Old vs. New: Battle of the Bands" in Edinburgh - hope to see you there, and in spirit all across Scotland on the day!
David C. Weinczok