Published date : 03 Jan 2020

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP, Jenny Gilruth, has welcomed the announcement of the upcoming Year of Coasts and Waters 2020.


Scotland’s forthcoming celebratory themed year will shine a spotlight on a wide-ranging and far-reaching programme of events and festivals throughout 2020.


Several coastal-themed events will be held in Fife during 2020, including the Fife Regatta and the Travelling Gallery’s Coasts and Waters tour which will showcase new work and fresh perspectives at waterside locations throughout the Kingdom.


Commenting on the upcoming Year of Coasts and Waters, Jenny Gilruth MSP said:

“I am delighted to hear of the upcoming plans for Fife during next year’s ‘Year of Coasts and Waters’.

 “Scotland has an unrivalled coastline, and I am grateful to be the MSP for such beautiful stretches like the Largos and Leven.  This is a truly fantastic opportunity to boost engagement and participation from local communities and our visitors.

“The Scottish Government and VisitScotland initiative will undoubtably build upon the momentum of Scotland’s preceding themed years and help to promote the economy, tourism and event sectors.”


The Cabinet Secretary for Tourism, Fiona Hyslop MSP, said:

“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.

“Over 60% of the events announced today include an ‘on the water’ activity element. Whether it’s a canal boat holiday, a week sailing round the Western Isles, an afternoon kayaking or walking by our rivers, lochs or on the beaches, I would encourage everyone to take advantage of the opportunities offered by Scotland’s beautiful Coasts and Waters.”



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