NatureScot and the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020/21 - #YCW2021




VisitScotland has confirmed that Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters will flow into 2021, welcome news given the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on many activities. You can find the latest updates on our programme of activities below. Throughout the year we will also bring our wonderful shorelines and waterways to you through inspiring content on our website and social media channels using #YCW2021.

In Tune with Nature competition

News release - Winning videos launched for ‘In Tune with Nature’ lockdown contest
In Tune with Nature (Click for a full description)

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 (Click for a full description)

Full version of the Message in a Bottle music and animation commissioned by NatureScot for the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020/21, with music by Ingrid Henderson and animation by Cat Bruce.

Plunge In! Coasts and Waters Community Fund

SNH SGT Ayrshire Coast 040, ©beckyduncanphotographyltd
Plunge In! The Coasts and Waters Community Fund projects underway.

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Scotland's varied coasts
In Tune with Nature Competition - winners 2020