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Orkney Schools Instrumental Music Service


Orkney Islands Council Instrumental Music Service currently offers pupils tuition in brass, woodwind and bowed strings. There is a team of nine professional instrumental instructors teaching over 500 pupils weekly in our schools.

Orkney is proud to be one of the few Scottish authorities which does not charge for instrumental instruction or instrument hire. On average we teach 25% of the P4 to S6 age range – the highest among Scottish Local Authorities – however demand always exceeds available places.



Applications for bowed string, woodwind and brass tuition are now open to pupils in P4 to P7 in mainland primaries, Rousay, North Walls and Shapinsay. A copy of the application form can be downloaded in PDF format from the 'Related Downloads' section. The closing date for primary applications is Friday, 25th August 2023.

Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme

An application form for the 'Assisted Instrument Purchase Scheme' is available in PDF format from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.


Lynn Procter (Principal Teacher Expressive Arts).

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