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21 to 24 MAY
It’s our 18th Birthday!
A limited number of super early cheap tickets are now available here
Make sure you snaffle one or more before they’re gone!
2014 will be our 18th birthday. That’s long enough to make a whole adult! We welcome back those who have been coming since they were born, those that have just discovered us and those who will be discovering us for the first time.
We offer the most unique and beautiful festival location in the UK. If you like your parties big, your people friendly, your air fresh and your music amazing, we’re here for you!
Help us come of age in 2015…

In other news….
The Droving Project
Knockengorroch has always had rural regeneration and the culture and history of our area at its heart. The Knockengorroch cows recently embarked on an adventure as part of  The Droving Project, a heritage and environmental multi-arts project celebrating our relationship with the landscape, of which we are part.

The project culminates in a photographic exhibition and film, showing at the Doon Valley Museum in Dalmellington, Ayrshire from 10 October to 31 January 2014.
The museum is open Thursday to Saturday each week from 10am to 4pm. Entry is free. For more information check

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Are you a professional musician? Would you feel comfortable performing in a healthcare environment and are you a natural communicator?

Music in Hospitals is seeking musicians to give live performances in hospitals and other care establishments throughout Scotland.

In particular this year we are encouraging applications from pianists to accompany our current singers.

However all professional singers and instrumentalists will be considered.

Musicians are carefully selected for:

• their ability to communicate easily and encourage audience participation where appropriate

• their flexibility, warmth of approach and sense of humour

• their wide-ranging repertoire of familiar music including a selection of Scots songs

One man said to us that he would remember this concert for a long time. So will we!

(comment from a Music in Hospitals musician)

Auditions will be held in Edinburgh on:

Sunday 9th November 2014

Please contact us for more information and to request an application pack:

Music in Hospitals, 10 Forth Street, Edinburgh EH1 3LD

Tel: 0131 556 5848 Fax: 0131 556 0225

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Festival of Museums fund open for applications
Workshops available
As you may know, dates for the 2015 Festival of Museums are 15-17 May 2015. Following on from their success last year, Museums and Galleries Scotland are running a series of workshops in October and November 2014, which will include information on submitting a Festival of Museums funding application.

The closing date for applications to the fund is 5 pm on Friday 21 November. Any Accredited museum in Scotland can apply for between £300 and £1500 to support them to deliver ambitious events that will be part of the Festival of Museums 2015 programme.

We can also support staff training costs where the training is helping to build skills in the areas relevant to event planning, marketing, PR and sponsorship.

For further information and to download an application form, please visit the MGS website.

If you are interested in attending a workshop, they will be taking place in the following locations. Please click on the links to book a place.
Perth, 15 October 2014 – Perth Museum and Art Gallery
Inverness, 22 October 2014 – Inverness Museum and Art Gallery
Edinburgh, TBC November 2014 – MGS Offices, Waverley Gate
Glasgow, TBC November 2014 – GoMA

Further information can also be found on the MGS website.

If you have any questions do contact us

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These two-day events will take place in Aberdeen on 5-6 November and the Scottish Borders on 19-20 November and will incorporate our popular Introduction to Sponsorship and Introduction to being a Board Member training courses as well as regionalDevelopment Forums(FREE for members), which provide an opportunity for fundraising professionals to meet, exchange information and discuss relevant issues.

Participants can select from a range of training and briefing sessions to create an agenda tailored specifically for their needs. Each roadshow will also offer extensive networking opportunities with complimentary drinks and canapés.

Full details and booking information for these events can be found on our website:


Scottish Borders:

Further events will be announced soon and will take place in Dundee, Fife, Inverness and the Central Belt.


The winners of the 2014 Arts & Business Scotland Awards will be announced at a ceremony on Friday 24 October at the Theatre Royal in Glasgow.

This year’s Awards event will include a reception to welcome all our guests and an opportunity to celebrate with the winners after the ceremony at a celebratory party with a hot buffet from award-winning caterers Wilde Thyme, wine, beer, whisky cocktails and performances during the evening.

Tickets are still available and prices start at £60+VAT.  To book, please email your request to by 17 October.

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FF-14-logo4-300x298The Scots Fiddle Festival are looking for talented young fiddlers aged 12-18 years old to be part of an exciting project working with professional musicians leading towards a performance at the Scots Fiddle Festival’s Saturday night concert at The Queen’s Hall!

Participants will build repertoire, meet other young musicians, develop skills and gain confidence in arranging, learning by ear, working as a group, talking to audiences, learning to use microphones, as well as the experience of recording at a top Edinburgh recording studio and performing at one of Scotland’s biggest traditional music festivals.

All workshops and performances will take place in Edinburgh – participants may come from other parts of Scotland as long as they can make these. Auditions will be held on the 4th & 5th of October with workshops on 12th, 19th, 26th October, 2nd, 9th, 16th November & performance Sat 22nd November. There is no cost for participants to be involved in this project.

If you are interested in auditioning or for more information contact: by the 1st of October.

To see a video of last year’s  project and the 2014 festival programme see:

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