The Scotland District of Barbados
The Scotland District of Barbados is part of the Tentative list of Barbados in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.
The Scotland District of Barbados has base of sedimentary rocks and is the only place in the Caribbean that a submarine mountain range lies above water. This sparsely populated region holds interesting rock formations created by tectonic movement and erosion. The area includes Mount Hillaby, at 340m the highest point on the island.
Map of The Scotland District of BarbadosLoad map
The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.
I did not really get the outstanding value of this TWHS. It was even hard to determine if you are in the Scotland district or outside. Scotland district is actually the nickname for the Saint Andrew district. I visited Morgan Lewis and the Saint Andrew’s Parish Church and drove up the country side. It’s a nice and not very populated part of the island. The description does (unlike for Barbados’ other TWHS) not even state under what criteria the site should be inscribed. If this gets inscribed it will be one of the sites you ask yourself if you are in it while you are in it. Not my favorite ones.
2005 Added to Tentative List
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