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Friends of NESMS

Charity No. SC 014898


At the EGM on November 18th 2023 the decision was taken by members to begin the wind-up process of the Friends

Read the full letter to the Friends here

Anyone wishing to continue supporting NESMS with a regular donation (previously the Friends of NESMS Membership fee) can download a bank mandate form here
For more information about making any other donations including yearly scholarship donations please see the Want to help? page

Click on a poster below to read previous Friends Newsletters and events:

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Scholarship Concert 


The annual Friends Scholarship concert has taken place in June at Craigiebuckler Church for many years. This concert provides a platform to highlight those NESMS students holding named and/or full scholarships and provides a wonderful evening of music for Friends and family.

Below are reviews of the concerts from the past decade.

The next Scholarship Concert will take place at Craigiebuckler Church on  21st June 2024

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June 2023

Eve Begg, Charlotte Slater, Laura Smith, Olwenn Stewart, Chenhong Zhu

with accompanist Blair Cargill.

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June 2022

Charlotte Hay, Aaron Magill,

Hannah Magill and Scott Manson

with accompanist Shirley Magill


June 2021

A pre-recorded online concert by Louis Kowal, Ruaraidh Williams, Chenghong Zhu

and Eve Begg

June 2019
Emma Barnett, Kirsty Campbell,

Isabella Cook and David Ferguson

with accompanist Harry Williamson


June 2018
Aaron Magill, Christopher Smith, Iona Baillie, Kara Taylor, Laura Smith, Malik Salloum and Matthew Crabb with accompanists Andrew Leadbetter, Colin Sinclair and Shirley Magill


June 2017
Ailsa Anderson, Alex Riddell, Eleanor Cozens,

Clara Daley, Kirsty Campbell, Siobhan Ironside

June 2016
Amy Birse, Kathleen Cronie, Anna Morrison,

Rachel Groves with accompanist Richard Bailey

June 2015
Adam Auchie, Ella Clapperton, Iona Fyfe,

Sam Garioch, Ngoni Masiyakurima


June 2014
Megan Cormack, Duncan Pirie, Tracy Lee,

Sophie Stammeijer, Emma Barnett

with accompanists Colin Sinclair & Ian Lovegrove


June 2013
Cara Garton, Lisa Abraham, Iain Hall,

Laura Cheyne, David Ferguson,

with accompanists Drew Tulloch & Richard Bailey

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