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One of the great things about being a string orchestra is how portable we are! It means we can easily get out and about across the country and perform in all kinds of spaces. No trucks, no staging, no timpani to worry about, though we do have to remember our wet weather gear… Violinist standing outside Dunollie Hotel, Skye in the rain in 2011
Performing outside of the large cities in Scotland has always been an important part of our year – plus it’s a great way to experience some of the beautiful countryside that Scotland has to offer!

Scottish Ensemble players sitting along the shore enjoying the sunshine

Of course, when you’re performing in small venues or community halls, you’ve got to be prepared for the unexpected, as Di, our bassist tells us


This year we’ve already been to Straphpeffer and Aboyne and are off again next week for another two concerts at Birnam Arts,  Perthshire on Monday 20 August and in Broughton on Tuesday 21 August. Click here to find out how to buy tickets