Scots orch has new home

Scots orch has new home


norman lebrecht

November 16, 2015

The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) moved this morning into its new 600-seat rehearsal and recording facility in Glasgow City Centre.

rnso hall

pictured: Kenneth Osborne (RNSO); Iain Munro (Creative Scotland); Cllr Archie Graham OBE; Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop; RSNO Chief Executive Krishna Thiagarajan; Ian Smith (CS); Peter Shakeshaft (RNSO).


  • Finbar says:

    The RSNO certainly deserve and need a new home, but how come Creative Scotland (the equivalent to the Arts Council of Wherever) are part-funding it? The RSNO are a National Company, funded by the Scottish Government, so are excluded from applying to CS for funding (as far as I understand it). CS funding for regular funded organisations seems to be around 85% of their budget, the rest being for project funded (i.e. we’re part time and very good, here’s a good/bad idea) or targeted (educational/community) funds, so to bite into the remaining pot for a national company will surely impact the potential activity of other organisations.