A report has been released showing the success of a children’s orchestra in Aberdeen.
The independent report by the Glasgow Centre for Population Health looked at the impact of Big Noise, an orchestra aimed at children living in disadvantaged areas.
It found the group helped young people with avoiding damaging behaviours, developing strong musical skills and improved academic skills among others.
The project is run by the charity Sistema Scotland with its centre in Torry being established in 2015.
Benny Higgins, chairman of Sistema Scotland, said: “It is a source of great pride to digest the findings of this report. We celebrated our 10th anniversary last year. We will remain focused, however, on supporting more children in more ways over the next decade and beyond.”