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Music Sector Practical Information

Downloads and links to useful practical information and resources for those involved with the traditional music sector.



Volunteering in the Arts Toolkit

Voluntary Community Arts Evaluation Toolkit

Culture Counts Advocacy Toolkit (See also Creative Scotland's Creativity Matters page)

Introduction to Social Enterprise & Cultural Organisations

Harpist Rachel Hair has produced this excellent guide to the paperwork involved in self-releasing a CD or downloads


Below are some useful websites listing funding opportunities:

SCVO Funding Scotland - Find funding for your charity, community group or social enterprise using their free online search engine.

Youthlink Scotland Funding directory - An alphabetical (and searchable) list of funding available for youth-related activities in Scotland.

Voluntary Arts funding resource - A regularly updated list of new funding opportunities (UK-wide). VA Scotland sends a regular newsletter picking out those opportunities relevant to Scotland. Sign up here.

Creative Scotland - Offering a number of funding programmes for cultural activity in Scotland

Heritage Lottery Fund - Offering grants to support heritage projects (including Intangible Cultural Heritage)

Scotrail Community Arts and Culture Fund 


List of places to learn traditional music across Scotland

This list contains opportunities for all ages, from 8-80 plus.It will be regularly updated. If you wish to add an opportunity to this please email 


Festivals Listings

Digital Development Support

Help for small businesses to ‘Do More Online’

Without an online presence both businesses and charitable organisations are losing out on valuable support and revenue. Working with the FSB and other partners, Go ON UK are helping small businesses to develop their digital capability.

Visit the site.

Where you can learn traditional music