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Scotland’s first Year of Homecoming led to a series of strategically themed years being programmed. Scotland’s Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016 presents the opportunity to highlight, celebrate and promote Scotland's achievements in innovation, architecture and design to our people and our visitors. Tourism businesses and event organisers can get involved, click here for further information about this national programme and support materials.

Future themes 

•    2017 - Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology
•    2018 - Scotland’s Year of Young People

Previous themes

Year of Food & Drink 2015 - A key activity of the Tourism Team for the 2015 themed year included the creation, in partnership with The List magazine, of a new regional Food & Drink Guide called Ayrshire Larder, which you can view here.  

Homecoming Scotland 2014 - Ayrshire & Arran Tourism Team worked with industry partners to develop and promote a series of itineraries themed around Scotland’s national poet Robert Burns. Promoted under the banner of ‘Burns and the South West’, they were created to inspire visitors to explore the region, taking in the attractions linked to Burns.