The Big Music Project Music Hubs

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A major part of the project involves setting up 100 music hubs across the UK, partnering with Youth Scotland to offer organisations working with young people in each region of Scotland, the chance to become BIG Music Project Hubs and be part of a UK-wide music network.

Each Hub will be given funding, toolkits and free training to recruit and support 10 young people aged 16 - 24 (Music Champions) to run their own community music projects, to develop their skills, to share their knowledge with their peers, and to gain accreditation for their achievements through Music Hubs.


The aim of the Big Music Hub project is to:

  • build and accredit peer education skills and opportunities amongst young people 
  • offer young people personal and career development opportunities within the music industry
  • create music-based learning opportunities and events in local communities.

In 2014, 17 hubs from throughout Scotland received funding to become a Big Music Project Hub.  The funded hubs include DD8 music in Kirriemuir, ELJAM in East Lothian, Irvine Beat in Irvine and Mid Argyll Youth Development Service in Lochgilphead. The full list of hubs and their locations can be seen on this Google map.

These hubs have been successfully supporting Big Music Champions to develop their skills and confidence through this project as well as delivering Community Music Events.  

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If you'd like to find out more about the project, please get in touch with Rebecca Simpson, Youth Active Manager: Rebecca.Simpson@youthscotland.org.uk

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