The Scottish Federation of Organists

SCOTS Local Organ Workshops

SCOTS Local Organ Workshops are open to all. Please contact Ruth Irons with enquiries.


Saturday 30 March 2019 - Carlisle

In conjunction with the Royal College of Organists and the Cumbrian Society of Organists, SCOTS goes across the border (just!) to Carlisle on 30 March for our first Local Organ Workshop of 2019.  You are warmly invited to join us for this event.

Tutors Andrew Cantrill-Fenwick, Andrew Macintosh and Tom Bell will lead sessions on:
    Choosing and playing hymns
    Improvisation for the terrified
    Pedalling: First Steps and Hone Your Technique
The day will start at Carlisle Cathedral with a plenary session, before students split into groups. Classes will take place at:
    Carlisle Cathedral
    St Cuthbert's Church, Blackfriars Street
    St Aidan's Church, Warwick Road
The charge for SCOTS members is 25.  Please book in the usual way by contacting Ruth Irons (


Saturday 1 June 2019 - Kilmarnock

Sessions will be centred in St Joseph Roman Catholic Church on the 1903 2-manuals Harrison & Harrison organ and in Holy Trinity Scottish Episcopal Church on the 1876 2-manuals Hill organ rebuilt in 1939 by Hill, Norman & Beard.


Saturday 28 September 2019 - Aberdeen

Sessions will be centred in King's College on the 2004 Aubertin organ and in St Machar's Cathedral on the 1891 Willis organ rebuilt in 1928 by Rushworth & Dreaper.