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The Music Manifesto for Scotland

A national blueprint for music education in Scotland

The best way to pass on creativity is through music. And Scotland is a great musical nation, a melting pot of styles and traditions, with its biggest city Glasgow a designated UNESCO City of Music.

It is not by accident. But we need to act now to embed music into Scotland’s future not just for our culture but for our creative economy, our national well-being and, vitally to give Scotland’s young people both their cultural right and the world-leading creative edge they need to thrive in the 21st century.

Scotland is a forward-looking, forward-thinking nation, the first country in the UK to directly incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) into domestic law. This gives every young Scot the legal right to engage in cultural and artistic activities (Article 31). Music has a positive impact on our young people, our communities and Scotland on the world stage

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