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.
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
Returning in January 2023
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
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
Castleview Primary School: Oct – Dec 2022
Brunstane Primary School: Jan – Mar 2023
Niddrie Mill Primary School: Apr – Jun 2023
Niddrie Mill Primary School: Oct – Nov 2022
Castleview Primary School: Jan – Mar 2023
Brunstane Primary School: Apr – Jun 2023
Dots & Lines
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
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 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