Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 features a range of early-year activity across January and February.
Celtic Connections on January 18 celebrates Scotland’s Year of Coasts and Waters with a day of events. It takes at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Scottish Natural Heritage will also be premiering Message in a Bottle, a collaboration with traditional musician Ingrid Henderson that will celebrate Scotland’s unique marine environment.
Edinburgh-based visual theatre company, Vision Mechanics will reveal their epic new project and the UK’s leading marine charity, Marine Conservation Society, will start the year with their first Beachwatch clean and litter survey at Cramond Beach on January 18.
Burns on the Beach on January 24 will take place at the pier end of Ayr beach and will feature five sound and light installations lighting up local coastal assets including Ayr Pier, The Watchful Boat, Ayr beach and the promenade path.
SPECTRA 2020 (13 – 16 Feb) explores Aberdeen’s position as the connecting point to other cultures on Scotland’s North-East coast through a series of art works across a range of locations including Marischal College Quad, Broad Street, Upper Kirkgate, Schoolhill, St Nicholas Kirkyard, The Kirk of St Nicholas, and Aberdeen Art Gallery.
RSPB Scotland will have a range of guided walks and a number of exhibitions celebrating the themes of the year will also span the early part of the year.