New Big Noise community orchestra to transform lives launched in Edinburgh

05 Jul 2021

Sistema Scotland has announced it will be launching a major project in Wester Hailes – months after celebrations to mark 50 years of the creation of the first housing there.

A new “Big Noise” community orchestra will be gradually created under the project, which aims to reach more than 400 participants in its first year, and will eventually involve everyone from babies to school-leavers in Wester Hailes.

It targets “disadvantaged” parts of Scotland for intensive long-term programmes offering youngsters up to four after-school sessions of intervention and support a week during term time, and up to four days each week during the spring, summer and autumn holidays until they leave school.

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