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TMSA Newsletter Issue 1 2013
TMSA Newsletter Issue 1 2013

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Still time to warm up for St Andrews Weekend and Hogmanay!

There’s still time to get in the party mood for St Andrews weekend and Hogmanay with Trad Trails sessions continuing around the country into December.

 There’s still time to get in the party mood for St Andrews weekend and Hogmanay with Trad Trails sessions continuing around the country into December.


And new venues joined the project in Autumn offering of Scottish Traditional music sessions around Scotland. They include The Market Inn (Ayr), The Tam O’Shanter (Dumfries) and The Ardlui Hotel (Loch Lomond), The Glen Mhor Hotel (Inverness) and The Ramnee Hotel (Forres).


Full details of all the venues with session dates & times are available on the website

Trad Trails is a joint cultural tourism project between two of Scotland’s most pre-eminent traditional arts organisations, the TMSA and Fèis Rois, funded by Creative Scotland. It aims to provide visitors and local people alike with the opportunity to hear live Scottish traditional music in a wide range of venues across Scotland throughout the Year of Creative Scotland 2012. The two strands of Trad Trails are a session programme run by the TMSA and a National Ceilidh Trail co-ordinated by Fèis Rois.

David Taylor, Portfolio Manager Special Projects at Creative Scotland comments:

“We were pleased to support this collaboration between Feis Rois and TMSA to promote opportunities across the country for visitors to experience the best of our traditional music in the Year of Creative Scotland”.

The sessions are generally led by musicians booked by the TMSA, but they are free, participatory and anyone is welcome to join in or listen.

For details of other events, sessions and folk clubs happening around Scotland - visit

Creative Scotland is the national development agency for the arts, screen and creative industries. Our vision is:  That Scotland is recognised as a leading creative nation – one that attracts, develops and retains talent, where the arts and the creative industries are supported and celebrated and their economic contribution fully captured, a nation where the arts and creativity play a central part in the lives, education and well-being of our population.

About the Year of Creative Scotland 2012: The Year of Creative Scotland began on January 1, 2012 and is a chance to showcase, celebrate and promote Scotland’s cultural and creative strengths on a world stage. Through a dynamic and exciting year-long programme of activity celebrating our world-class events, festivals, culture and heritage, the year puts Scotland’s culture and creativity in the international spotlight with a focus on cultural tourism and developing the events industry and creative sector in Scotland. More information about the programme can be found at: