Anthony Abbot


As with fashion, Scottish music isn’t all about the bagpipes and country dancing. The country is home to a wealth of internationally-renowned contemporary bands and artists currently gracing stages, speakers and soundtracks around the world. And that’s not to mention all the new Scottish  bands that are critically acclaimed but not yet mainstream.

From funk to folk, rock, hip-hop, pop and punk - Scotland’s musical mixing desk has it all covered. Here are just some artists you know, some artists you should know, and some artists you soon will know…


For a small country, Scotland certainly does have its fair share of music festivals. From traditional and folk to rock and pop, Scotland’s music festivals are among the best that you’re ever likely to experience.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

BBC Orchestra

Glasgow CIty of Music

Scottish Chamber Orchestra