The Unesco World Heritage : 6 Sites in Scotland
After Ireland, Scotland is the second supply point for Le Comptoir Irlande because we find here the most important choice in the world for whiskies. We have a long relations with distilleries like Glenfarclas, Glenmorangie…. to give you only some of them as examples.We are also proud to let you discover scottish products in France like Mackays marmelades, Shorbreads biscuits Campbells, and beers from different breweries.
Beyond these tasty products, Scotland has a lot of amazing landscapes and historical sites of which 6 are ranked to the Unesco World Heritage
1. The Orkney Islands
The group of neolithic monuments is composed of a big grave with fenerary chambers (Maes Hawe), two ceremonial stones circles (Stenness prepared stones and Brodgar circle) this is an important point in its populating (Skara Brae). It remain also quite a few burial sites, ceremonials and establishments not excavated. All these together constitute an important cultural landscape. On this Archipelago there are 2 distilleries : Scapa and Highland Park.
2. St Kilda
Archipelago of remote Islands uninhabited since 1930 because of the weather conditions and the lack of food. This is an area for sea birds like Northen Gannet (the second more important colony in the world after the Bass Island in the Northern Scotland), the petrels and the Atlantic Puffins. St-Kilda also has two races of sheeps. There are volunteers that work on the island during summer to restore the many ruined buildings that habitants have left behind and share the island with the small military base established in 1957.
3. The New Lanark restored town
The New Lanak small town is located within 50 miles to the south-east of Glasgow on the Clyde river banks. The philantropist and utopian Robert Owen established an industrial society at the beggining of the 19th century. The most impressive wool company, spacious accomodations well designed and the school certify to this day the Owen's humanism. In 1968, after the progressive closure of factories, the locals started leaving the town and builings deteriorated.The removal of the town was avoided thanks to the New Larnak Conversation Trust that wanted the maintenance of the town that transforms into a tourist site.
4. Forth Bridge
This rilway Bridgecrossing the estuary of the Floth river. It links the Edimbourg Area to the Fife Area. Inaugurated in 1890, It has the longest spans of the world (541m). The Bridge is one of the world's longest cantilever and it daily works, that allow to the passengers and freight transport. It has an innovative style, materials, scale. That highlight an important conception and construction for bridges in general.
5. The Antonin's Wall
The Antonin's wall was to the border the most northerly between the Roman Empire and the Great Britain.This is a 60 kilometers long fortification that was begun under the Antonius Pius Emperor in 142 After J.-C. As a defence against barbarics from the North. It represents the section located on the northen Atlantic Coast in Great Britain, through Europe to the Black Sea and, from there, until the Red Sea to come back ti the Atlantic Coast.
6. The old city and the new Edimburg city
Capital of Scotland since the 15th century, Edimburg is composed firstly with the old city dominated by a medieval fortress and then by a new georgian neoclassical that the development from the 18th century, gave its influence to the European Urbanism. The harmonious neighbourhood of these two contrasting parts are rich in architecture, historical interest that bring a unique character to this city.