About The Touring Network

The Touring Network exists to see rural touring be a central, celebrated and indispensable part of the cultural life of Scotland. We exist to enable live performances of the highest level, transforming people as promoters, performers and audiences to create vibrant places to live, work and visit.

Our venues cover over half the area of Scotland. We have promoters working in communities across Highland, Argyll & Bute, Moray, Orkney, Shetland and Perthshire.

Venues

Promoters

Events each Year

Regions of the Highlands and Islands
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Connect

We provide a forum for voluntary promoters across the Highlands & Islands to connect and network, sharing knowledge, skills and resources. We develop relationships between promoters and performers and help the best performances happen.

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Represent

We work on behalf of our members and alongside partner organisations to strengthen and support the rural touring ecology as a whole and and to ensure that touring and promoting remain accessible and relevant to all.

 

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Support

We provide help, advice and training for those involved in putting on professional performing arts events in small-scale venues. Whether you are putting on your first ever show or have been running events for years, we are here to provide help and support.

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Programme

We are committed to bringing live performances of the highest quality to all areas of the Highlands and Islands. Through our touring scheme we are able to support performances in under-represented geographic areas and genres.

Who We Are

The Touring Network is managed by a strong core team of two full-time members of staff: a Chief Executive Officer, and Services Manager. Our Youth Promoter scheme, GET IN, is run by a part-time Project Coordinator.

Jo McLean

Jo McLean

Chief Executive Officer

Before joining the Touring Network team in August 2015 Jo (a former classical musician) worked as a consultant and producer across Scotland and internationally, commissioning small and large scale works across a wide range of art forms. As well as a passion for the performing arts, she brings strong leadership skills, and a solid grasp of organisational governance to the role.

Rhiannon McIntyre

Rhiannon McIntyre

Services Manager

Rhiannon joined the team in 2013 as Membership Officer (Highlands), and since then has been involved in many of the Touring Network’s projects, including Supported Touring, Go See, Tourbook, Epic Stage, the Gathering, and of course, membership support and development. As Services Manager, she manages a wider pool of contractors and associates to help deliver services effectively to members across the Network.

Tamara Hedderwick

Tamara Hedderwick

GET IN - Project Coordinator

With her experience as a Promoter on the Isle of Coll, her knowledge of the geography of the Highlands & Islands, and her experience of developing Young Arts Leaders projects, Tamara coordinates our Youth Promoter project: GET IN. She coordinates and delivers training events, a mentor scheme, Go See opportunities for the GET IN Youth Promoters, and supports them to programme a Highland-wide tour.

ASSOCIATES & CONTRACTORS

The core team is currently supported by the following associates and contractors:

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Promoter Support

John Saich
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Admin Support

Julia McGhee
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Innovation Lab

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Finance

Geoff Hewitt

Current Board

  • Christine Hamilton (Chair)
  • Melanie Baines, Lochan
  • Alasdair Wright, West Coast Arts
  • Karl Jay-Lewin, Bodysurf Scotland
  • Simon Hart, Puppet Animation Scotland
  • George McConnachie, SENScot
  • Lucy Conway, Isle of Eigg Residents Association
  • Pippa Murphy, Composer
  • Kenny Taylor, Resolis Community Arts
  • Liz Taylor, HR Consultant
  • Yvonne Potter, Strathpeffer Pavillion

We are always on the look out for additional associates and board members to join our team. If you would like to be considered, please get in touch.

Annual Accounts

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Annual General Meeting Minutes

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2015-2020 Business Plan

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