The 2014-19 plan, which sets out how the site will be protected, conserved and enhanced over the next five years, follows consultation with stakeholders and members of the community last year.
In 1999, the Heart of Neolithic was added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites – a designation for places “of outstanding universal value to humanity” which includes places such as the Pyramids of Giza, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, the Taj Mahal in India, and the Acropolis in Greece.
Gavin Barr, OIC executive director of development and infrastructure, said: “Orkney’s heritage plays an important role in life on the islands today, by providing cultural, spiritual, economic and educational benefits.
“I’m delighted that the new management plan will ensure an appropriate policy context for ensuring the Sites remain relevant to modern day challenges, recognising their role in the wider sustainability of Orkney’s environment and economy.”
The plan can be downloaded here.