NatureScot and the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 - #YCW2020




The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has inevitably affected many of our planned activities and events to celebrate Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020. At the moment while it is not possible to travel we will aim to bring our wonderful shorelines and waterways to you through inspiring content on our website and social media channels using #YCW2020. You can find the latest updates on our planned programme of activities below.

In Tune with Nature competition - closing date 31 May 2020

News release - Winning videos launched for ‘In Tune with Nature’ lockdown contest

In Tune with Nature

A competition inviting musicians of all genres to compose new music as part of a high-profile national composition and song writing project called 'In Tune with Nature'.


Message in a Bottle


Full version of the Message in a Bottle music and animation commissioned by NatureScot for the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020, with music by Ingrid Henderson and animation by Cat Bruce.

Plunge In! Coasts and Waters Community Fund - funding decisions made

SNH SGT Ayrshire Coast 040, ©beckyduncanphotographyltd

Plunge In! The Coasts and Waters Community Fund funding decisions made.

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Scotland's varied coasts