Year of Coasts and Waters 2020

Splash into Scotland in 2020 as we celebrate our remarkable coasts and waters.

Take a look at some of the remarkable coasts and waters in our region.

What's it all about?

2020 has been designated as a year in which Scotland’s Coasts and Waters will be showcased and celebrated with a programme of activity designed to support the nation’s tourism and events sectors. The year, led by VisitScotland will sustain and build upon the momentum of Scotland’s preceding Themed Years to spotlight, celebrate and promote opportunities to experience and enjoy Scotland’s unrivalled Coasts and Waters, encouraging responsible engagement and participation from the people of Scotland and our visitors.

Download VisitScotland's guide to the year below. It includes information on the key objectives and scope of this year's activity. It's a handy pocket size guide too!

Download YCW2020 guide

You can also have a look at the partner's video to hear from some of the business involved and how they expect to benefit from the year long celebration. 

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Get involved

Packaged under the banner of Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 (YCW2020), a number of tourism initiatives have been created aimed at attracting visitors and locals to enjoy Scotland's waters. 

VisitScotland has created a toolkit for businesses looking to capitalise on the opportunities being created as part of this year long celebration. So jump right in - download the industry guide and get started today!

VisitScotland's YCW2020 industry guide

Find out more

Go to VisitScotland's industry website for more information and a full toolkit to help you make the most of this year. 

Immerse yourself and your business in West Coast Waters 2020!

West Coast Waters 2020 are hosting a series of workshops up and down the west coast, focusing on raising awareness of their exciting plans for the campaign. There, you can learn how you can get involved and attract international and domestic tourists to your business.

See more details for each event below. Book your place today and get ready to inspire both visitors and locals looking to enjoy everything Scotland’s west coast has to offer.