Sistema Scotland

Sistema Scotland

Charity information

Sistema Scotland

Sistema Scotland is on a mission to create permanent social change in some of the most deprived communities in Scotland through the participation of children and young people in Big Noise orchestras.

Founded 2008

  • Mission statement

    Sistema Scotland is a charity on a mission to create permanent social change in some of the most deprived areas in Scotland. We use participation in our Big Noise orchestras to change lives by fostering confidence, teamwork, pride and aspiration in the children and young people taking part. This enables the children and young people to reach their full potential, leading successful and fulfilled lives. This philosophy has a knock on effect for their families and the wider community in general.

    Our teams provide an intensive orchestral programme for school-age children and young people. We use a variety of immersive music teaching methods delivered during school time, after school and during school holidays. We also provide opportunities for growth such as trips and residentials. Regular performances help to keep the wider community as involved as possible. There is no charge for the tuition, instruments, healthy snacks, trips & t-shirts.

    Altogether there are 2,500 children & young people engaging regularly with our four Big Noise centres. In addition to the Big Noise orchestras attended by children up to 11 hours each week, we run Baby Noise and Adult Noise programmes which enable the Sistema Scotland family to reach as many as possible in the communities where we are based.

    We currently have four centres:
    Big Noise Raploch, Stirling (est. 2008)
    Big Noise Govanhill, Glasgow (est. 2013)
    Big Noise Torry, Aberdeen (est. 2015)
    Big Noise Douglas, Dundee (est. 2017)

  • Aims

    Sistema Scotland aims to:

    • Transform children’s lives
    • Empower communities
    • Create a sustainable charity, with permanent benefits
  • Overview

    Established: January 2008

    Phone number: 01786 462923

    Address: Raploch Community Campus, Drip Road, Stirling FK8 1RD

    View charity accounts on the Scottish Charity Commission website