Young Scottish musicians can now get the chance to tour Scotland as part of the industry-funded Hit The Road scheme.

Applications from bands or singer-songwriters aged 14-19 are being welcomed, with those lucky enough to be selected getting the opportunity to learn about the live industry before embarking on a professionally-managed tour.

Ahead of each tour, musicians will attend expert masterclasses, sessions and workshops covering everything from production to performance, royalties and marketing.

Hit The Road has previously acted as an early stepping-stone in the careers of acts including Lewis Capaldi, Be Charlotte, RILEY, Parliamo, Zoë Bestel, Deni Smith, Keir Gibson, and Angry Man Car Park.

The programme is run by the Scottish Music Centre and funded by Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) and PRS Foundation.

Applications can be made at