Year of Coasts & Waters 2020

Scotland’s coasts and waters are being showcased in 2020 with a themed year designed to inspire both visitors and locals to explore and experience our unrivalled shores, rivers, lochs and waterways.

Led by VisitScotland, the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 (YCW2020) aims to build on the momentum of previous themed years to celebrate and promote opportunities to enjoy Scotland’s fantastic coasts and waters, encouraging responsible engagement and participation.

The year 2020 will focus on unique, authentic experiences and sustainable tourism, with the following four key strands:

Our Natural Environment and Wildlife
Our Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage
Activities and Adventure
Food and Drink

Scotland’s coasts and waters are rich in life and colour and draw visitors from around the globe. As part of YCW2020, SNH wants to encourage and inspire people to explore our wonderful coasts and waters.

SNH is running a core programme of activities throughout 2020. Details of these events can be found here

Visit Scotland is also highlighting a full programme of events across the country and great places to visit which can be found here