Pop-up plays on CalMac ferries part of Scots water celebration

Pop-up plays on CalMac ferries, an outdoor cinema overlooking the Firth of Forth and a night-time flotilla turning the Clyde into a “river of light” will be part of Scotland’s first nationwide celebration of its coastline and waters.

A tour of historic Ayrshire-bulit yachts around classic holiday destinations and a festival aimed at establishing Aberdeen as one of Europe’s best dolphin-watching locations are also expected to be among the highlights of a £1.14 million campaign.

The biggest ever marketing drive to promote Scotland’s maritime events, unspoiled beaches, seafaring stories and waterfront attractions has been developed following the success of previous year-long showcases of the nation’s history and heritage, architecture and design, food and drink, creative industries and young people.