Scottish Churches Organist Training Scheme (SCOTS)

SCOTS is an inter-denominational scheme which supports those playing the organ in churches in Scotland and provides training resources and assessment (in three stages). Members of the scheme pay a small annual subscription and are allocated an Adviser (an organist of some experience) who monitors progress, and at the end of the first two stages makes the assessment allowing entry to the next stage. SCOTS also runs three Local Organ Workshops every year, in locations across Scotland—often in remote locations. These provide advice, tuition and support both to members of the scheme and to local organists. The scheme is of…