Year of Coasts and Waters

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In 2020, Scotland celebrates its Coasts and Waters with a year-long programme of events and activities which will shine a spotlight on these vital elements of our landscape.

From our beautiful natural features including coasts, lochs and rivers to our industrial heritage such as our canals, mills and the creation of our national drink – whisky, Scotland’s Coasts and Waters have shaped our culture, our stories and our way of life.

Edinburgh's Hogmanay kicks off the celebrations with the world-famous New Year's Day Loony Dook. The annual event held on New Years' Day sees brave souls dive into the freezing waters of the Firth of Forth at South Queensferry in fancy dress to raise money for charities.

Edinburgh International Film Festival is also setting sail for the Firth of Forth with unique outdoor cinema experience. Audiences can swap the multiplex for the sandy shores of the Forth, and dip their toes into a programme of classic films celebrating the many beautiful landmarks and locations on Scotland’s coasts and waterways that have featured on the big screen. The programme takes place from 17 – 28 June 2020.

Edinburgh Science present Water for Life – an extensive series of events and exhibitions as part of Edinburgh Science Festival.

Keep an eye out for more Festivals announcements coming soon!

Join the conversation #YCW2020

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