2008 Awardee: Scott Galbraith


Edinburgh born and bred, Scott comes from a family of three musical brothers. Currently a student of violin at RSAMD, Scott had been using a violin on loan from the City of Edinburgh Music School where he was a pupil.

While a pupil at the specialist music school, Scott was a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland and the Lothian Regional and Edinburgh Youth Orchestras. He was leader of the Edinburgh Schools Symphony Orchestra, the Lothian Strathspey & Reel Society and the School String Ensemble. In Primary 6, Scott played solo in front of Prince Andrew. He has competed in the annual Kirrimuir Fiddle Festival in the solo classes, winning a gold, two silver and one bronze medals over the years.

Scott plays with the musicality and assurance of a more mature student. Now that he is entering undergraduate study, he needs a professional-standard violin to match his talent.

How the Award Helped

The Dewar Arts Award has helped Scott to purchase a good-quality violin.