Skip to main content
Visit Scotland | Alba

Could this be 'your' year?

Scotland’s Themed Years have been running since 2009 as a way to celebrate a particular side to Scotland that we feel deserves recognition. Some past examples that you might have heard of are; The Year of History Heritage and Archaeology, Year of Innovation Architecture and Design and the Year of Food and Drink.

Funding is available for events related to whatever our current Themed Year may be. We’ll be sure to update this page with any relevant information when we have it.

In 2020 we’ll be celebrating The Year of Scotland’s Coasts and Waters, while in 2022 the focus will be the Year of Scotland’s Stories.

Find out more about the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 fund at