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We Make Music Instrument Libraries

We Make Music Instrument Libraries is a brand new initiative to get musical instruments into public libraries across Scotland. It is launching in Fife, North Ayrshire and Edinburgh, and we hope it will catch on in other areas too. 

The first instrument libraries will be in Lochgelly in Fife, Kilwinning and Harbour Arts Centre in North Ayrshire, and in Edinburgh there will 6 libraries covering different areas of the city: Craigmillar, Drumbrae, Muirhouse, Wester Hailes, Moredun, and the music library at Central library.

Our Crowdfunding Campaign

We want to fill these libraries with as many musical instruments and learning resources as possible. Thanks to our generous crowdfunder supporters, we have raised over £5000 so far to help us do just that.

All the money raised will go towards buying, repairing and servicing donated instruments and getting them into the libraries in good condition. We also want to buy some music software and midi keyboards so people can start making music on library computers.

The main crowdfunder is now finished, but we still welcome your support and donations.

You can contribute in 2 ways:

1 – Donate some money or sponsor an instrument through via Crowdfunder page. (See the video above for more info)

2 – Donate a musical instrument – if you have an old instrument lying around that you’d like to donate, we’d love to hear from you! Please contact and we can organise it from there.

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Music Events & Workshops

We are working hard to link up these libraries with as many local music projects, community groups, schools, venues and events as we can. We want to help get as much local music-making happening as possible. In June we organised a series of music events and workshops in and around the libraries to get things moving:

Make Music Day, 21st June

Live music performances in various libraries to launch the We Make Music Instrument Libraries around Scotland.

Hidden Door Street Band Takeover, 12th June

A Street Band Takeover at Hidden Door festival to celebrate the launch of the Edinburgh instrument libraries.

More info

If you would be interested in finding out more about this programme, please contact us at

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