Caithness Creative Learning Residency

The SCO's Summer Touring programme includes more than just concerts! We take our unique Creative Learning events and activities across Scotland as our musicians travel from Lewis to Largs. 

This year, with the support of our Creative Learning Partner Baillie Gifford, we are collaborating with Caithness Music and Lyth Arts Centre to bring six special events to Caithness, working with people of all ages across the community from Saturday 15 to Monday 17 June. Find out more below and join us!

BELE 2016 Wester Hailes

Join the SCO Wind Trio at Lyth Arts Centre for a live music experience with your little one. Big Ears, Little Ears gives you the chance to relax and enjoy wonderful performances up-close in a relaxed, child-friendly atmosphere.

Principal Trumpet Peter Franks will spend an afternoon coaching and playing alongside a group of local brass players. 

We're delighted to host a special concert at the West Church, Thurso. Experience a delightful evening of chamber music, specially programmed and performed by seven SCO musicians.

Local orchestral musicians aged 9 and above are invited to join forces with SCO musicians at a Come & Play event featuring a new commission by Katrina Gordon. Book your free place by contacting Susie Dingle on

On the final day of the residency the team will be out and about visiting local schools and care homes. At primary schools, Julia Donaldson's much-love tale 'The Snail and the Whale' will be brought to life through musical story-telling, while older members of the community will be invited to take part in SCO ReConnect interactive music workshops.

Book your tickets

Saturday 15 June

Big Ears, Little Ears | 10.30 & 11.45 | Lyth Arts Centre | Book your tickets here

SCO Chamber Concert | 19.30 | West Church, Thurso | Book your tickets here

Sunday 16 June

Come & Play with SCO musicians and Caithness Music | 10.00 | Thurso High School | To book your FREE place, contact Susie Dingle on

In partnership with

Lyth Arts

and kindly supported by Dounreay Communities Fund.