The Scottish Government has announced that over a quarter of a million pounds will be available for bands to demo/ rehearsal opportunities, as part of the CashBack for Communities programme, which reinvests the proceeds of crime back into communities

In 2011-12, a total of £1,000,000 is available for Creative Identities, with Creative Scotland’s Youth Music Initiative providing £280,000 towards the Creative Identities Independent Music Making Strand. More at the creativescotland website.