On behalf of all the Board of Trustees at World Heritage UK, I wish all our members, supporters and your families a very happy and restful Christmas.
2019 has been a busy year, set against a turbulent political back-drop and with the need to urgently address global environmental challenges which are undoubtedly becoming the defining issue of our age. We know through our networks the hard work that goes on every day at all of our 32 UK World Heritage Sites, often undertaken by just a few dedicated people and a pocketful of change. Hard work, creative minds and professional expertise then turn these ingredients into heritage protection and interpretation which is the envy of the world.
Christmas is a time for thankfulness and optimism. Perhaps we can look forward to a little more political stability in 2020? …and maybe even the prospect of more funding?! Whatever the New Year will bring, we will face it collectively with enthusiasm, mutual support and the knowledge that what we deliver, in conserving our irreplaceable cultural and natural heritage, is cherished by so many in this generation and those who will succeed us. They can’t always say thank you for all that you do, but I can.
Chair of Trustees
World Heritage UK