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Scottish Traditional Music

Part of Question Time — Scottish Executive — Education and Young People, Tourism, Culture and Sport – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:00 pm on 16th September 2004.

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Photo of Frank McAveety Frank McAveety Labour 2:00 pm, 16th September 2004

Throughout Scotland, local recording studios have been developed through a combination of lottery, local authority and Scottish Arts Council funding. During the summer, I visited one such centre: the Lews Castle College centre for music development in Benbecula. One of the key elements of that project is to enhance the work that has been done in the development of music. Another benefit is that the Scottish Arts Council has developed the tune up programme, which covers a variety of forms of music and aims to showcase the best talents that we have in Scotland. I assure the member that we are working on the issue. We can and wish to do much more, but we are working in partnership with other organisations to maximise the opportunities.