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Youth Music Inititative Oral Question, 25/09/13 [S]

During Question Time on 25 September 2013 Rob Gibson (SNP) asked the Scottish Government how the youth music initiative dovetails with voluntary sector programmes such as Scotland sings and the fčisean movement.

The Cabinet Secretary for Culture and External Affairs, Fiona Hyslop, replied that the youth music initiative is creating career pathways for Scotland’s young talent as well as creating enhanced access opportunities. Many would never have participated in music without it.

The youth music initiative continues to operate a successful partnership between Fčisean nan Gŕidheal, Fčis Rois and Highland Council that delivers 12 weeks per year of introduction to traditional music in all 188 primary schools in the area. That provision does not duplicate or interfere with existing music provision in schools.

Discussions are due to take place between Scotland sings, the big, big sing and Creative Scotland to ensure that young people who participate in youth music initiative projects across Scotland have the opportunity to engage with Scotland sings.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 25 September 2013 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 25 September 2013