Dates for the diary 

Open days -
Friday 10th & Saturday 11th February 2023
Applications close - Friday 3rd March 2023
Auditions - week beginning Monday 20th March 2023
Induction week - week beginning Monday 5th June 2022

Applying to the Music School

The process of applying and auditioning for The National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music is very straightforward. Application is open to pupils in the Scottish secondary education system. Applications close at the end of February or early in March each year, and auditions are held in late March with applicants being notified of whether or not they are successful before Easter.

Development Programme

In August 2018, we launched a Development Programme aimed at students coming into Plockton High School from the feeder primary schools. Students enrolled on the programme are brought out of the normal High School timetable for one 50 minute period of instrumental or vocal tuition from the Centre’s first study tutor, plus two groupwork sessions held over Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes (the High School offer a takeaway ‘Grab and Go’ lunch service). At the end of S2, students on the programme can audition for the full Music School to start the following August as an S3 student.

Entry is by a similar audition process as for the main Music School, and Advisory Auditions are also available for the Development Programme.


We welcome enquiries from prospective students. You can make an initial enquiry by:

  • completing the online form
  • calling 01599 544706.

    After we receive your initial enquiry, we will send you more information in the form of our Prospectus, the Prospectus for Plockton High School and the Residence Handbook. We will also make arrangements for an Advisory Audition or Open Day visit.

    There is also an FAQ section which answers many of the most common initial queries.

    If you submit an online form and do not receive a reply within 5 working days, please e-mail for assistance.

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