2020 has been designated the year to celebrate Scotland’s remarkable coasts and waters.

From water inspired myths and legends to historic harbours, sweeping coastlines and the very best in seafood, whisky and wildlife – Scotland’s enviable reputation for unspoiled beaches, rich natural and cultural heritage and thrill-seeking adventure activities will be showcased through a year-long programme of events and activities.

Malcolm Roughead, Chief Executive of VisitScotland, said: “From fishing and textiles, to whisky and wave power, Scotland’s waters have shaped our history and influenced our culture, our stories and our way of life.”

“Our coasts and waters are host to an amazing array of riches and are greatly valued and cherished by visitors and locals alike, so it’s fitting that we have a full-year placing them in the spotlight.  Scotland’s distinctive scenery, landscape and our unique history and culture continue to remain the key motivations that drive visits to the country, so the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 presents a fantastic opportunity to play to our strengths.”

See Scotland from a different perspective – from the deck of Hebridean Princess. Exploring some of the magnificent coastline and myriad islands by boat is an incredible experience that will stay with you for years.  Enjoy delicious local seafood and a wee dram made with water from the seas and streams, uncover the secrets of remote islands, relax with a spot of fishing in one of the sea lochs, or simply drink in the ever-changing views as you cruise through some of the most stunning scenery in the British Isles. 

Book your cruise now to join the 2020 Year of Coasts & Waters celebrations.