SCOTLAND’S Boat Show and Kip Marina aim to make a splash as part of the Year of Coasts & Waters 2020 with a new event that will see Scotland’s biggest boat show’s programme extended for the first time into the Saturday evening to host a brand new special event called ‘River of Light’.

Boat owners, sailing clubs, marinas and commercial shipping will be invited to take part by decorating their own boats, ships and sailing craft with fairy lights, colour washes and other forms of decorative lighting effects, then to gather offshore at Kip Marina on the evening of Saturday 10 October 2020 to form a mass floating spectacle that is set to dazzle the crowds with a living, floating, River of Light.

On shore, as well as viewing the illuminating display afloat, visitors will be treated to a family friendly festival of entertainment, torchlight processions, a showcase of Scottish food and drink, plus plenty more surprises in store for the first ever, night time opening of Scotland’s Boat Show which next year is proud to be part of Scotland’s Year of Coasts & Waters 2020 and has received support from EventScotland, a team within VisitScotland’s Events Directorate.