Cabinet Secretary, Fiona Hyslop unveiled 30 further events set to make a huge splash in celebration of Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.
From canal carnivals to coastal inspired opera and art, seaweed festivals and science events to thrill-seeking endurance activities and coastal rowing voyages, Scotland’s forthcoming celebratory Themed Year will shine a spotlight on a wide-ranging and far-reaching programme of events and festivals throughout 2020.
As part of the programme, the Scottish Fisheries Museum and Anstruther Harbour Festival will team up for the museum’s 50th Anniversary to bring Fèis Chala An t-sruthair**** - a spectacular summer sea-side festival.
Fiona Hyslop MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Culture, Tourism and External Affairs, said:
“We have an exciting year ahead celebrating Scotland’s wonderfully diverse coasts, canals, rivers and lochs. The Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 Events Programme is full of tours and exhibitions, great events, cultural performances, community activities and festivals, supported by over £770,000 of Scottish Government funding. These events will be taking place in locations from Shetland, Dumfries and Galloway, Western Isles to Fife and in the heartlands of our great cities.
“Scotland’s Themed Years have been running since 2009 and we know they are a proven mechanism for us all to work together to create opportunities to diversify our tourism offer whilst promoting Scotland as a great place to visit for people from around the world.”
Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland, said:
“The incredible events receiving funding for the Year of Coasts and Waters are leading examples of how Scotland will shine in 2020. These celebrations will help to showcase the year and country across the globe.”
Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 will begin on 1 January 2020 and run until 31 December 2020.
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