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About RSCM Scotland

About RSCM Scotland

RSCM Scotland is part of the Royal School of Church Music, an educational, ecumenical and international Christian charity committed to enabling the best use of music (of whatever style, appropriate to the local situation) in worship, church life, and the wider community.

Our aims

RSCM Scotland aims

  • to support all the Scottish Churches in their music-making
    by offering encouragement, advice and training to all
  • to enable the provision of music in church for the future
  • to support members who are trying to keep music alive in their churches

Our objectives

To support our members through

  • practical and applied programmes of education and training
  • engaging with young people in singing
    • through Young Voices Festivals
  • making music at the highest possible level
  • music-making at festivals, courses and small-scale events
  • music and training resources
  • together with information, advice and guidance to serve the Churches by
    • encouraging music-making in general, and singing in particular
    • providing training in essential skills for church music
    • developing understanding of music in the Church's ministry and worship
      • through reflection days
      • support for students on the Foundation Degree for Church Music and in its former existence, Sacred Music Studies
    • encouraging good music everywhere through fostering outreach from local churches into the community

Help us to help you!

RSCM Scotland Committee

The voluntary committee consists of the following members:

  • Chair: Pat Lynch
  • Secretary: Nicola Lawrence
  • Treasurer: Stewart Macfarlane
  • Education and Training:
    • Organ: Robin Bell
    • Voice for Life: Alistair Warwick
    • Exploring Music & Worship: Pat Lynch & Alistair Warwick
  • Membership: Eleanor Williams
  • Awards Administrator: Kirsten Mann
  • Publicity: David Sutherland
  • Safeguarding: Alistair Warwick (pro tem)


We have several consultants, including:

  • Gary Young, Administrator of Scottish Voices
  • Revd Marion Paton (Church of Scotland minister and musician; former Chair)

Alistair Warwick is RSCM Coordinator for Scotland