Wester Hailes Residency


SCO in Wester Hailes

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra brings an inclusive and imaginative community residency programme to Wester Hailes! From October 2017 to summer 2020, local children, young people and adults join our musicians to create, perform, record and enjoy music at a series of creative music workshops and performances in schools and venues in Wester Hailes and beyond.

WHALE family day 3

Our Projects

Dots & Lines for nursery children. Join Dorothy Dot and Lily Line for music, movement and art - parents and carers welcome! (check with your nursery for session times)

  • Canal View Nursery: Thursdays, 7 March to 2 May 2019


SCO Soundmoves. A collaborative, creative project for primary classes using music, movement and film making.

  • Canal View Primary School: Thursdays, 16 May to 17 June 2019
  • Screening and live performance at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, 21 June 2019 (details to follow)

SCO at WHEC. Collaborative composition for secondary school pupils at Wester Hailes Education Centre. 


WHALE family day 2


We are proud to have children's television presenter Chris Jarvis as our Residency Champion. Chris will be visiting schools and community groups over the course of the residency.

We are grateful to our partners at WHALE Arts, Edinburgh College, Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Edinburgh Napier University, The Hub, Edinburgh International Festival, City of Edinburgh Council and all participating schools for their help in delivering the residency programme.

Keep up to date with the Residency here on the website and on SCO social media.

To find out more about projects and performances in Wester Hailes, please contact Joanna Burns on 0131 478 8342 or joanna.burns@sco.org.uk.

It’s really something to be proud of. It’s an amazing piece of music and there was a lot of work put into it, and it makes me feel now that I can go onto other things and they’re not going to be as difficult and they’re going to be better.
WHEC Pupil, 2018