Scotland's UNESCO Trail

Galloway & Southern Ayrshire UNESCO Biosphere is recognised as a world class visitor destination and pioneer of sustainable tourism. The network of UNESCO designations across Scotland includes World Heritage Sites, Global Geoparks, and Creative Cities, thirteen of which have now been brought together in a national trail – the first of its kind anywhere in the world.

Here in southwest Scotland the UNESCO Trail spotlights both our Biosphere Communities and businesses that have been awarded the Biosphere Certification Mark: visitor attractions, accommodation providers, and food and drink enterprises which have achieved recognition for sustainable practice.  If you’re looking for somewhere to base yourself while you explore the trail, why not consider a Proud Supporter accommodation provider?  And don’t forget to look out for the Biosphere Certification Mark logo; it tells you that a business is a member of our trademarked quality scheme and that they are working hard to achieve Sustainable Development Goals.

For visitors who want to experience the very best the country has to offer, Scotland’s UNESCO Trail offers an opportunity to create a unique journey – watch and be inspired!

Explore the trail

Watch – and be inspired!

Are you ready to discover the wonders within?

For visitors who want to experience the very best the country has to offer, Scotland's UNESCO Trail offers an opportunity to create a unique and sustainable journey