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. Scroll down for information about our projects and how to get involved.
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.
Seen & Heard
A creative project for adults
Craigmillar Now on Thursdays
7 & 14 October 10am – 3pm
21 October – 25 November 10.30am – 1.30pm
A vocal project for children and adults
The Venchie on Fridays
Children 1 - 2pm | Adults 2 - 2.30pm
29 Oct - 17 Dec 21
14 Jan– 4 March 22
29 April – 17 June 22
A project for older people in partnership with Caring in Craigmillar - find out more about ReConnect here.
Caring in Craigmillar on Fridays 12 – 1pm
8 Oct– 26 Nov 21
14 Jan– 4 Mar 22
29 April – 17 June 22
Castleview Primary School: Oct – Dec 2021
Brunstane Primary School: Jan – Mar 2022
Niddrie Mill Primary School: Apr – Jun 2022
Niddrie Mill Primary School: Sept – Nov 2021
Castleview Primary School: Jan – Mar 2022
Brunstane Primary School: Apr – Jun 2022
Dots & Lines
Brunstane Primary School Nursery: Sept – Nov 2021
Greendykes Early Years Centre: Jan – Mar 2022
Castleview Primary School Nursery: Apr – Jun 2022
Vibe at Castlebrae
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
Kindly funded by
The Borletti-Buitoni Trust, the Scottish Government’s Youth Arts Fund through Creative Scotland, Scops Arts Trust, H R Creswick’s Charitable Trust, Mrs Rowena Goffin’s Charitable Trust, The Plum Trust, Cruden Foundation, The Stevenston Charitable Trust, Geraldine Kirkpatrick Charitable Trust, The Misses Barrie Charitable Trust, PF Charitable Trust, our Creative Learning Partner Baillie Gifford, and those who wish to remain anonymous.
The Borletti-Buitoni Trust (BBT) supports both outstanding young musicians (BBT Artists) and charitable organisations that help the underprivileged and disadvantaged through music (BBT Communities). Whether developing and sustaining young artists’ international careers, or bringing the joy of music to new communities, the Trust provides invaluable assistance and encouragement. www.bbtrust.com
SCO in Craigmillar is funded by the Scottish Government’s Youth Arts Fund through Creative Scotland with support from Youth Music Initiative and Time to Shine. The Youth Arts Fund ensures creative opportunities for children and young people continue to exist across Scotland despite the COVID-19 pandemic.