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Islanders asked to help heritage
Stones of Stenness [Pic: Undiscovered Scotland]
The Stones of Stenness are one major attraction
Orkney islanders have been invited to assist the draft of a new management plan for the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site (WHS).

The aim is to maximise the economic and social benefits from the site, while protecting its environment and ancient monuments.

A public meeting is being held at Stenness Community School on Thursday, 28 February to discuss developments.

It is hoped as many people as possible will take part.

Sabina Strachan, WHS co-ordinator, said: "We hope residents will take this opportunity to have their say on what issues should be addressed over the next five years.

"World heritage site status has already brought many gains, not least by further raising Orkney's profile as an international visitor destination and the universal importance of its heritage.

"We want the new management plan to build on the strong foundations that have been laid and to set specific and measurable objectives for the future."

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