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Year of Coasts and Waters 2020

Water is the life-blood of our green and pleasant country. It's what makes the landscape so special and loved, whether you're exploring the coastline by kayak, enjoying some delicious Scottish seafood or uncovering the secrets of a coastal fortress.

You can now travel short distances of around 5 miles to enjoy Scotland's outdoors, use public spaces for recreational purposes such as sitting in the sun, and to meet up with one other household in small numbers.

Please remember to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres at all times, both indoors and outdoors.

Find out more about the activities you can do in current Covid-19 restrictions of Phase 2 and future phases.

While you are not able to visit in person, do keep an eye on our website and social media channels for lots of inspiring #YCW2020 content celebrating our coasts and waters - our way of keeping you smiling through these difficult times.

Coasts and Waters Events

The events programme that was designed to celebrate the year is currently subject to cancellation and postponement in line with current COVID-19 government advice and some events planned for 2020 may re-schedule to 2021. Further updates will follow.

Share your coasts and waters experiences using #ycw2020 and #visitscotland!

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