Festival organisation now a charity
14 Sep 18
by Nathon Jones
Scottish Charity Regulator OSCR
On the 8th August 2018 we were delighted to receive news from the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) that our application for Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (SCIO) status had been approved under the new name of the Trad Music Trust SC048610.
The organisationâ€™s purposes are:
4.1. the advancement of education in traditional music, dance and language by encouraging, supporting, delivering, developing and promoting traditional music, dance and language learning and education through a range of workshops, talks, training days and other educational events and opportunities;
4.2. the provision of recreational facilities, or the organisation of recreational activities, with the object of improving the conditions of life for the persons for whom the facilities or activities are primarily intended;
4.3. the advancement of the arts, heritage and culture of Scotland and other Celtic nations;
Over the next few weeks we'll be posting details of how you can become a member and help support the work of the Trust. We have ambitious plans for the future and we hope, with our new charity status confirmed, that we can secure funding to continue the tremendous work the organisation has carried out over the past 5 years in delivering outstanding traditional music projects in Wigtownshire, Dumfries & Galloway.
With your help and support, through a strong membership of traditional musicians, music lovers and those with a dedication to, and support for, projects in the Wigtownshire region of Dumfries & Galloway, the outstanding work of the Board of Trustees, our volunteers, friends and families, we hope to deliver a programme of regular traditional music, dance and language tuition for young and old in the Wigtownshire region as well as the continuation of the annual Newton Stewart & Minnigaff Traditional Music & Dance Festival which is now Internationally recognised as one of Scotland's leading traditional music, dance and language festivals.
Trad Music Trust on OSCR