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Connect, Create, Celebrate!

SCO in Craigmillar is a five-year programme of music and cross-artform workshops and performances for residents of all ages in Greater Craigmillar, Edinburgh. Building on the area’s extraordinary history of Community Arts, the SCO is proud to be part of a community-wide journey to re-energise creative, intergenerational activity with and for diverse groups, and to connect the community with a national cultural resource in the form of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. On this page you can watch what we've been up to so far and find out more about the programme.

Workshop Programme

SCO in Craigmillar includes nine unique creative projects which will run annually in schools and community centres. These projects are designed to develop musical and practical skills, and to promote wellbeing and creativity. They will culminate in two commissioned community performances, co-created and performed by residents and SCO musicians - a collaborative community performance in 2024, and a commissioned community musical in 2026.

Community Projects

Seen & Heard

A creative project for adults

Returning in January 2023

Craigmillar Voices

A vocal project for children and adults - find out more about Voices here.

Castlebrae Community Campus on Fridays

Children 1 - 2pm | Adults 2 - 3.30pm

23 Sept - 25 Nov 22

20 Jan – 24 March 23

28 April – 16 June 23

ReConnect

A project for older people in partnership with Caring in Craigmillar - find out more about ReConnect here.

Caring in Craigmillar on Fridays 12 – 1pm

30 Sept – 2 Dec 22

6 Jan - 10 Mar 23

21 April – 9 June 23

School Projects

Soundmoves

Learn more about Soundmoves here

Castleview Primary School: Oct – Dec 2022

Brunstane Primary School: Jan – Mar 2023

Niddrie Mill Primary School: Apr – Jun 2023

Moving Music

Learn more about Moving Music here

Niddrie Mill Primary School: Oct – Nov 2022

Castleview Primary School: Jan – Mar 2023

Brunstane Primary School: Apr – Jun 2023

Dots & Lines

Learn more about Dots and Lines here

Brunstane Primary School Nursery: Oct – Nov 2022

Greengables Nursery School Centre: Jan – Mar 2023

Newcraighall Primary School Nursery: Jan - Mar 2023

Castleview Primary School Nursery: Apr – Jun 2023

Vibe at Castlebrae Community High School

Hear from workshop leader Paul Griffiths here.

Castlebrae High School | Autumn 2022 and Summer 2023

Lead Artists

Click below to meet some of the fantastic Lead Artists who will be working alongside SCO musicians and residents to develop creative content during the workshops:

For a more detailed overview of SCO in Craigmillar, browse or download our Stakeholder Document

SCO Violinist Aisling O'Dea in Craigmillar smiling with two statues

SCO Violinist Aisling O'Dea in Craigmillar (Photo Credit: John Brown)

Kindly supported by

Scops Arts Trust, The Daphne Hamilton Trust, The Plum Trust, The Stevenston Charitable Trust, Cruden Foundation, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, Mrs Rowena Goffin's Charitable Trust, The Misses Barrie Charitable Trust, Mrs Jean Fraser’s Charitable Trust and those who wish to remain anonymous

Our Creative Learning Partner

This project was made possible by the generous support of Baillie Gifford. Their sponsorship is enabling us to reach thousands of people in communities across Scotland.