Partner Programme - Year of Coasts and Waters 2020

Could your event benefit from being part of the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 Partner Programme?

In 2020, Scotland celebrates its Coasts and Waters with a year-long programme of events and activities which will shine a spotlight on these vital elements of our landscape. From our beautiful natural features including coasts, lochs and rivers to our industrial heritage such as our canals, mills and the creation of our national drink – whisky, Scotland’s coasts and waters have shaped our culture, our stories and our way of life.

YCW2020 will sustain and build upon the momentum of the preceding Themed Years to spotlight, celebrate and promote opportunities to experience and enjoy Scotland’s unrivalled Coasts and Waters, encouraging responsible engagement and participation from the people of Scotland and our visitors.

Event and festival organisers are invited to join the celebration by submitting their event to the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020 Partner Programme. Events must be:

  • Public-facing,
  • Appeal to Scots and visitors alike
  • Take place in Scotland during 2020

  • Reflect one or more of the four programme strands:
    • - Our Natural Environment and Wildlife
    • - Our Historic Environment and Cultural Heritage
    • - Activities and Adventure
    • - Food and Drink

This is a non-funded opportunity to align your event with the year and to benefit from a listing on visitscotland.com’s events page as well as potential inclusion in VisitScotland promotional activity.

To sign up to the YCW2020 Partner Programme, please complete the form below, giving as much information as possible. On successful submission, you should receive a confirmation message on screen as well as a confirmation email. If you have missed any fields the page will reload and prompt you at the top of the form in red to revisit the relevant boxes.

We will be in touch soon after you have submitted your application to gather any additional event information. Please note your event details are added via the events data gathering services of The List and are subject to their terms and conditions, and may be syndicated to other client websites and marketing outlets which subscribe to The List's data feed

Unless specifically stated on eventscotland.org/events, an event listing on visitscotland.com and mobile applications do not imply any funding or endorsement of the event by VisitScotland.

If you do not yet have an event name, please fill in a suitable equivalent.
We require a contact name so that we know who to ask for when we contact you
We require a contact name so that we know who to ask for when we contact you
If you do not have fixed dates yet, please put in an approximate date for when your event is planned. As we have three funding round per year, the dates help us identify which funding round it would come under.
If you do not have fixed dates yet, please put in an approximate date for when your event is planned. As we have three funding round per year, the dates help us identify which funding round it would come under.
If you are not part of an organisation, please provide detail on who will be organising the event
Please include your email address so that we can contact you easily
Please confirm your email address
Please include your telephone number so that we can contact you easily
For public listings etc.
For public listings etc.
Please include 150 words max for your online events listing. This will be used if your event progresses to the partner programme.

The personal information that you provide in this form will be used by VisitScotland to contact you in relation to signing your event up to the YCW2020 Partner Programme including, for example, welcoming you to the programme, asking you for more event information, asking for an image to accompany the listing. By submitting your personal data you accept our Privacy Policy. Unless the same information is also provided as event (public contact) information on this form, personal information will not be published on visitscotland.com or provided to a third party.

The event information you provide will be used by VisitScotland to create your free event listing on visitscotland.com and will be published into the public domain.

I agree to the terms of the Working with VisitScotland Terms & Conditions on behalf of the business. I confirm that I am authorised to agree to the terms and conditions set out in this form for and on behalf of the business.

As part of its role in relation to Themed Years (e.g. the Year of Coasts and Waters 2020), VisitScotland may (i) work with industry to showcase various activities in relation to the Themed Years and/or (ii) offer promotional opportunities. If you would like to be considered for these opportunities, please let us know by choosing one of the boxes below.

Yes, I would like to be considered for these opportunities
No, I would not like to be considered for these opportunities

You will be able to remove your details at any time by emailing erin.bottomley@visitscotland.com.

Please tick the 'I'm not a robot' box and follow any instructions appearing on your screen, then click 'Submit enquiry'. It may take a few moments for your form to be submitted, you should receive a message on screen as well as an automated email to confirm your submission has been successful.

We will be in touch once your enquiry has been processed and will be able to provide further guidance on using the official logo, messaging for the year and uploading your event to the VisitScotland event listings.

If you would like to know how we manage your personal data, please click on the EventScotland privacy policy

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