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News

05 Jun 2018

Members Urged to Sign Petition for Scottish Children’s Music Services

A petition to the Scottish Parliament is gathering signatures, calling for free lessons to be available to all Scottish state school students who wish to learn a musical instrument.

11 Apr 2018

May Day Marches throughout Scotland and Northern Ireland

The Musicians’ Union encourages Scottish and Northern Irish members to join the May Day marches which will be taking place in Dundee, Belfast, Edinburgh, Irvine and Glasgow.

16 Feb 2018

UK’s First Live Music Census Reveals Ongoing Threats to Small Venues

Small venues continue to face threats that could affect their long-term future, warns UK’s first Live Music Census.

16 Feb 2018

MU Celebrates Campaign Victory as Agent of Change to be Made Law in Scotland

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is celebrating the incorporation of the Agent of Change principle into Scottish Planning Policy.

06 Dec 2017

Agent of Change Principle on the Agenda in the Scottish Parliament

A ministerial statement on Planning was made at Holyrood on the Tuesday 5 December by Lewis MacDonald MSP in regards to the implementation of the Agent of Change principle in Scotland.

06 Dec 2017

Cuts to Fife Instrumental Music Service

The Musicians’ Union (MU) is working with the Education Institute of Scotland (EIS) following proposed cuts to the music service in Fife.

19 Oct 2017

The MU is Here to Support You If You Face Inappropriate Behaviour at Work​

We are here to offer support and guidance if you face sexual harassment, exploitation or abuse at work. If you are an employed or self-employed musician, regardless of which part of the industry you work in, you can talk to us. We will listen.

08 Oct 2017

Cultural Strategy for Scotland

The Scottish Government is in the initial stages of launching a consultation into a Cultural Strategy for Scotland. Have your say at one of their public events.