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About RSCM Scotland

We want to help you use music effectively in your worship. Contact us today.

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: Lorraine Fraser
  • Treasurer: Lorraine Fraser (pro tem)
  • Awards Administrator: Kirsten Mann
  • Education and Training:
    • Exploring Music & Worship: Pat Lynch
    • Organ: Robin Bell
  • Membership: Eleanor Williams
  • Publicity: David Sutherland
  • Safeguarding: Pat Lynch
  • Young People (education & training): Steven McIntyre
  • without portfolio: Pam Barrowman
  • without portfolio: Nicola Lawrence


We have several consultants, including:

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

Contacting us

You can email members of the committee. Simply type([firstname], e.g.