Forthcoming Dates

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See the links to the right to get tune books

Join Our Informal Practices


When the college term is on we meet at Glasgow Kelvin College Monday’s c730-930pm (there is a slow session c645-730pm)

When college holidays are on we meet at Babbity Bowster Monday nights  7-9pm.  Next dates to be confirmed.


Once a month at Carol’s brother’s house West End. Next practice TBC Feb Date 7-9pm. Please contact for address if you don’t know where it is and to let her know if you will be going along.

Sign up for a Performance or Event

Saturday 22 February – Scratchers invited to workshop on Isle of Bute. See post below. Further details from

2020 – more workshops being planned to work on our tunes and on ‘Scottish theme tune/s’ awaiting tutor availability

If you want to organise another practice or event and advertise it here let us know.



Practice at Valerie & David’s House

February 10, 2020 by

Good practice at our house tonight

Scratchers on the Ginger Wine

Speaking for myself I had an enjoyable night tonight playing with Scratchy Noises. I hope the rest of the scratchers had as nice a time as me, especially as they made a special effort to come out on such a miserable night.

We have a new game to play, it’s called does anyone recognise this hat?

I’m aff ma heid

I will post a link to the eBay auction shortly if anyone would like to bid for the hat!

A Grand Day Out

February 8, 2020 by

We had a fun day out at the Thomas Tunnock Festival.  Morning tutor led workshop with Nigel Gatherer, lunch at Thomas Tunnock Cafe, then a session led by us.  Thank you all for coming.

Bearsden Festival Music Session 16th February

February 7, 2020 by


630pm onwards.


A good excuse for a night out, a meal or snacks and a refreshment?

The organiser will be projecting sheet music onto a screen for those who prefer it or you can play without.

The draft music list is on the attached link (!Atrh2SgsWTE6hN0iHCqVDOjR0tC42w?e=za5FV3).

If you have any problems with the above link you can Click here as an alternative.

John has made a composite of all the tunes likely to be played in one PDF here.



Thomas Tunnock Festival 8th February

January 29, 2020 by

We are running a slow session at the Thomas Tunnock Music Festival PM 1330-1500.  No charge just show up.  Scratchy tune book 3 will be used though if members of Scratchy can bring other books if we have time we might dip into those and ask if they can share with other attendees.


Venue Church of the Nazarene, Old Mill Road, Uddingston G71 7LU (view map).

Find tune book 3 here:

There is also a workshop AM run by Nigel Gatherer – small charge.  Hope over to Nigel’s site for more info

Scratchers invited to Workshop on the Isle of Bute – 22 February 2020

January 27, 2020 by

For more information please email A few of us attended a workshop last year and it was a great day out. A wee sail, some music, food and good company all in a lovely venue near the harbour so no need to take cars.

WHEN : Saturday 22 February 2020, 11.30-4.30

TUTOR: Emma Durkin. Fiddle and Clarsach tutor

LEVEL: Intermediate

VENUE: Bank of Ideas, High Street, Rothesay, Isle of Bute

COST: £25


Burns and More 25th Jan AM

January 20, 2020 by


Morrison’s The Fort are keen to have a small group along to do some tunes c1000-1200 on 25th Jan.   There will be a charity collection bucket.

If you are available and interested please email me  Who is interested?  David F, Valerie, David, John S, Mel, Frances, Neil, Tom, Sandra.  LIST FULL – LET ME KNOW IF YOU WANT TO BE ON WAIT LIST.   Play list will be emailed to players on Wed evening.


Practice 13th Jan

January 6, 2020 by

Practice for Pollok House at Mel’s

Practice at my place for run through of playlist for Pollok House players and anyone else that fancies a tune. on Monday 13th Jan. see emails.

Quiz Night Anyone?

December 5, 2019 by

Frances, Neil and Valerie up for this – anyone want to join us?

Practice over Xmas period

November 17, 2019 by

Message from Mel,

Hi All, Anyone up for a mid-winter practice at my place on Saturday 21 December, about 11.30-4ish. Please reply on comments and/or email me on for more info and address etc. Should be able to fit in about 15 players. Lunch type snacks provided.

Playing with pipers – Can you help?

November 8, 2019 by

The Lowland and Borders Pipe Society have a day planned on Sat 16th Nov in Kilsyth.

At 3pm there will be a workshop for pipers in playing with other instruments….that is where you come in.  No cost to rock up to that part but you need to listen to leader and follow….so you might just need to wait at parts.  There might be a bit of a session thereafter till about 6pm.

Just turn up if you want to join in.


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Details here

There is a meal and a celidh later that you can sign up and pay for via the link.

I think Norman will be there possibly Sandra. Davie and myself and I see.a few others in the comments.

If I get more info will provide that.