From the President of the Biggar Music Club
The Biggar Music Club was founded in 1960 and every year since then has been bringing to this corner of Scotland a season of concerts of classical and contemporary music performed by musicians of national and international acclaim.
We have always encouraged young artists and we have an excellent reputation with our audiences and amongst the promoters of music in Scotland for the very high standards of our concerts. Meeting the ever rising cost becomes increasingly difficult and would never be possible without generous help from Enterprise Music Scotland and our other sponsors and supporters.
This is why the Friends of Biggar Music Club Trust has been founded. It is a quite separate body from the Music Club and is run by its own Board of Trustees. But its single purpose is to provide long-term financial support to the Music Club. It will do this by seeking your help and that of others, including members of the Club.
The Trust- Its aims and objectives
The Friends of Biggar Music Club Trust was set up to create an endowment fund with a five-year target of £20,000.
All the money which is donated will be treated as capital and will be carefully invested to produce income in due course.
This income will be used to support the Music Club and help it to meet the ever-rising cost of professional fees for the top-ranking artists and musicians who feature in Biggar Music Club concerts.
For the past two years, we have provided an award to a young professional musician studying at RSAMD, in return for a recital in Biggar. In the unlikely event of the Club's facing a financial crisis, the capital fund may provide a safety net.
Patron of the Biggar Music Club Trust
Christine, Lady Erskine-Hill, ARCM
SCOTTISH CHARITY No: SC 035077