Kajakfahrer am Camusdarach Beach bei Arisaig, Highlands

Year of Coasts and Waters 2020

Splash into Scotland in 2020 as we celebrate our remarkable coasts and waters. Water is the life-blood of our green and pleasant country, it's what makes the landscape so special and loved.

Explore some of our magnificent coastline by kayak or yacht, enjoy some delicious seafood and a wee dram from our seas and streams, uncover the secrets of a coastal fortress, or relax with a spot of fishing in our lochs and rivers. Plan your trip now and come and join our 2020 Year of Coasts and Waters celebrations.   

Coasts and Waters Events

Alongside our stunning scenery, amazing attractions and wonderful wildlife, Scotland will host an exciting array of events throughout 2020 that will put our coasts and waters in the spotlight.

From canal carnivals to coastal inspired opera and art, a unique seaweed festival and science events to thrill-seeking endurance challenges and coastal rowing voyages, Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters will shine a light on a wide-ranging and far-reaching programme of events and festivals.

Explore what's on via the event listings below.

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


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