Bands/ Musicians

Hom Bru - Shetland band of 25 years standing

Horizontal Sunday – Contemporary folk trio combining a subtle blend of musical influences from across the UK

Ronan Martin - Highland Fiddler and Musicians' web / art Designer

Sarah Naylor – Fine Scottish Fiddler, Winner of Glenfiddich 2005

Phil Cunningham - Musician, composer, broadcaster


Bagpipe Journey Unique collection of reference material for pipers of all levels, including a drone reed identification page

Benbecula College - Traditional Music & Gaelic Course Based at the Isle of Benbecula, Outer Hebrides

The Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen Researching, recording and promoting Scotland's culture

Feisean nan Gaidheal - community based arts tuition festivals

Folk Fax – tunes, lyrics, info dedicated mainly to music with a "Folk(ish)" flavour

Folk and Roots - online guide to the Folk, Roots and Acoustic Scene around the UK, providing information on events, festivals, workshops, venues, reviews and artists

Highland Music Trust - Highland publishers of interesting old music collections

Music Scotland Celtic music CDs, DVDs, sample mp3s, books and sheet music

Music in Scotland - Dedicated to promoting music and musicians with a Celtic connection to a world-wide audience

The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland (Formerly RSAMD) - Traditional Music Course and Graded Exams

Sabhal Mor Ostaig - Gaelic and music summer courses

Scottish Folk Spotlight on Scottish music sessions, gigs, events, tunes and lyrics

Scottish Music Centre Scottish music archive and musicians resource centre offering services in publicity, website design, printing, digital scoring and recording

Scottish Music Information Centre University of Glasgow Music Dept.

Stoneyport Music Agency Based in Edinburgh, Scotland

Swedish Folk Music - Udda Toner - folk music publisher, workshops, kulning, concerts in Swedish folk music

TMSA - Traditional Music & Song Association of Scotland

Music Magazines

Fiddler Magazine - Quarterly magazine for fiddlers of all levels and styles

Fiddle On UK based and packed full of informative articles, tunes, reviews and features

fRoots – folk, roots and world music guide

FolkWorld Magazine The online music magazine. News, articles, cd reviews etc. from Europe's folk world music scene

The Living Tradition Magazine - Bi-monthly Folk and Traditional music magazine

Instrument Makers

Angus Violin Studio - quality violins and other string instruments for sale

Bodhrans and Bodhran Lessons All you ever wanted to know about this traditional Irish instrument

Clive Morley Harps – family run pedal and lever harp makers, London

Colin Adamson - Violin, viola and cello maker and repairer, Edinburgh

Lochalsh Pipes - Small pipes and Border pipes made to order in the Scottish Highlands

Pilgrim Harps - traditional harp makers

Starfish Designs - Harps - Custom built quality Scottish harps, electric violins, cellos and violas

Steve Burnett Violin Maker – Maker of violins, violas and cellos in the classical Italian tradition, Edinburgh

Telynau Teifi Harps - Teifi Harps continue the long tradition of harp making in Wales.

Violin Makers, Scotland - Premiere violin makers in Scotland

Caerini Violins, David Sutherland Violin maker, 11, Upper Inverroy, Roy Bridge, PH31 4AQ, Scotland

Interesting Music Shops

Palm Guitars - specialises in buying, selling, repairing and appraising all rare and unusual instruments

Vintage and Rare - market place for the world’s finest instruments, connecting local buyers with global dealers & builders

The Violin Shop, Glasgow - Retail, repair, restoration and manufacture of stringed instruments

Scottish Music Clubs around the World

The Adelaide Scottish Fiddle Club - Club promoting and playing the fiddle music of Scotland in Adelaide, Australia

Danish Folk Fiddler Circle - Danish folk music

Melbourne Scottish Fiddlers - Club promoting and playing Scottish music in Melbourne, Australia

Orangeville Fiddle and Step Dance Camp – Contests, events and Traditional Canadian old time fiddle music

Record Labels and Recording Studios

Brechin All Records - Sandy Brechin's record label

Caber Records - Producer of bagpipe and traditional Scottish music for MP3 download

Greentrax Recordings - Scottish Music Recordings

Heriot Toun Studio – rehearsal, workshop and recording studio in the Scottish Borders

Old Laundry Productions – recording and music production studio in Glenfinnan, Highland

Watercolour Music – recording studio covering a wide spectrum - Pop and Rock, Americana, Jazz, Country, Spiritual, Classical, Traditional and Medieval, based in Ardgour, Scotland


An Comunn Gaidhealach America - The American Scottish Gaelic Society

Beag air Bheag – BBC Alba Gaelic for absolute beginners

Comunn Luchd Ionnsachaidh - Resources and information for Gaelic learners m

Comunn na Gàidhlig - Scottish Gaelic Organisation

Lews Castle College - Scotland's newest and most exciting higher education institute

Sabhal Mòr Ostaig - Gaelic college based on Skye

Ùlpan – A fresh way of learning Gaelic


Am Baile - Fascinating collection of historical and cultural material in English and Gaelic

Caledonian MacBrayne - Scottish Ferry Service

School of Scottish Studies – extensive resource archive of Scottish culture

Scots Heritage Magazine - unique and authentic articles on Scotland’s rich history and its vibrant past

Scots Magazine – a magazine that captures the essence of Scotland with an attractive blend of interesting and in-depth articles in culture, history, events, etc.

Scottish Radiance - Scottish music and other information relating to Scotland

Scottish Roots - ancestral research service

Scottish Tartans Authority - A Scottish based organisation dedicated to promoting the knowledge of Scottish Tartans

Stravaiging around Scotland - Online guide to Scotland, includes history, culture, music, places to stay

Visit Scotland - Scottish tourist board information

Walkabout Scotland - Walking holidays, hiking tours and Scottish music festival holidays in the Highlands of Scotland


Highlands of Scotland – Accommodation, information centres, tours

North Highlands – Attractions, nature reserves, heritage and history

Highlands of Scotland Tourist Board

Walk Highlands – Information on the best walks around the Highlands

Isle of Skye

Aros Heritage Centre - The best of Scottish culture and heritage - books, CDs, & Exclusive products

Clan Donald Skye – 20,000 acre estate in South Skye with museum, castle, gardens

Feis an Eilein - South Skye Music Festival and concerts throughout the year

Skye the Island and Lochalsh – Official site for Skye; heritage, culture, events, businesses, tours

Ronan Martin Design - Musicians' web / art Designer

Skye Music Shop – specialists in Scottish traditional music books, CDs, instruments, accessories and tuition on Skye

ScotlandsMusic holiday cottage on Skye. Why not come and stay with us on our croft (smallholding) for your visit to Skye?