Scotland Sings is Hands Up for Trad’s project, designed to bring new participants and audiences together through singing. Scotland Sings was launched in Autumn 2012 with over 60 separate events taking place across Scotland as part of the Scottish Government’s 2012 Winter Festival celebrations. We had over 3000 participants taking part from Stranraer to Lerwick.
Scotland Sings exists to encourage people to sing. Singing is so good for you and it makes you smile, with well documented health and social benefits gained from participating in regular singing activities. We are coordinating further singing projects in 2014 across Scotland and with additional plans for Scotland Sings to go International over the next 18 months, inspiring new participants to get involved in existing community choirs whilst also providing the support required to start a new choir where none currently exists…all people need is a voice! If you don’t want to join a choir we want to encourage you to get out sing on your own or with a band – anyway goes!