2020 Festival Dates

July 1 - July 6, 2020 - Choral Stream

July 8 - July 13, 2020 - Instrumental Stream


June 30 - July 5, 2021 - Choral Stream

July 7 - July 12, 2021 - Instrumental Stream


It is with great pleasure that we extend the warmest of welcomes to you to the Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival, a 5-day celebration of music and culture from the 4 corners of the world.  The festival prides itself in taking musical ensembles across Scotland, to experience all that the country has to offer whilst performing to enthusiastic audiences. Not only do the groups collaborate and perform with each other but also with performers from Scotland's rich musical tapestry.  We hope you can join us too!

Festival Itinerary

The foundation of the Stirling Bridge festival program is a combination of individual, shared and gala performances. Surrounding these activities is an exciting variety of sightseeing opportunities and cultural exchange through social activities with your fellow participants from around the world. Our commitment to customization; number of performances, type of venue, and workshop opportunities form the heart of our promise to deliver a memorable experience for all of our festival participants.

Wednesday, July 1 – Groups arrive afternoon. Check in.   Opening Ceremony Gala at Dunblane Cathedral. Dinner and Welcome Ceilidh!

Thursday, July 2 – Performance at St Giles’ Cathedral and sight seeing Edinburgh. 

Friday, July 3 – Day trip to the Highlands. Grand Scottish Evening featuring local classical and traditional musical talent

Saturday, July 4 – Afternoon performance at Stirling Castle.  Evening performance in Stirling area

Sunday, July 5th – The Final Gala Concert at the Glasgow City Halls followed by a Farewell Ceilidh!

Monday, July 6th – Depart

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Wednesday, July 8 – Groups arrive afternoon. Check in.   Opening Ceremony at Dunblane Cathedral. Dinner and Welcome Ceilidh!

Thursday, July 9 –  Opening Gala Concert – Glasgow City Halls

Friday, July 10 – Day trip to the Highlands. Grand Scottish Evening featuring local classical and traditional musical talent

Saturday, July 11 – Afternoon performance at Stirling Castle.  Evening performance TBA

Sunday, July 12th – The Final Gala Concert at the Edinburgh Usher Hall followed by a Farewell Ceilidh!

Monday, July 13th – Depart

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Stirling Bridge Festival Locations


Festival participants will be housed at Chancellor Court, University of Edinburgh.  Situated within Pollock Halls and at the base of the impressive Arthur’s Seat, one of Edinburgh’s most famous landmarks and a local favourite for hiking and outdoor exercise, the accommodation offers easy access to Edinburgh’s central area, and is within 25 minutes walking distance of both the George Square and King’s Buildings university campuses. All rooms are en-suite and residents have access to the newly developed common rooms on all floors.

Extend your Experience

There are options to extend your time in Scotland with additional nights either before or after the festival to further explore this country whilst experiencing more bespoke performance and/or workshop opportunities.

What does the festival provide?

• 5 nights accommodation at Chancellor’s Court, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh.  Cost is based on two people sharing a room.  All rooms have en-suite facilities.
• Deluxe motor coaching as per festival itinerary
• 3 meals per day (B/L/D).
• Performances as per Festival Itinerary
• Special events as per Festival Itinerary
• Sightseeing and entrance fees to attractions as per Festival Itinerary
• Any workshop or guest clinician fees
• Every ensemble will be provided with a dedicated festival escort

We can provide you the estimated costs per person, for the festival, based on your group size and accommodation configurations.  Please contact us for more information.


In my opinion the Festival has accomplished the exact meaning of music – expanding aesthetical and artistic values, encouraging positive characteristics in people and connecting them.
Goran Jerkovic,
Artistic Director, Chamber Choir IVAN FILIPOVIC - Zagreb, Croatia
We are still trying to come to grips with all that we experienced in Scotland. We cannot thank you enough…Scotland is an incredibly beautiful, magical place with a postcard picture around every corner.
Jed Fritzemeier,
Director, Chelsea House Orchestra, Michigan, USA
Thank you for all your work to give so many performance opportunities to our members – you have created memories for a lifetime – which is always our goal! thank you!
Margot Holmes,
Executive Director, The British Columbia Boys Choir, Canada
It was a fantastic experience for our young people and indeed our staff to hear such varied and high quality music. We greatly appreciate having the chance to be involved!
Kim Edgar,
Director, The BIG Project Youth Choir - Edinburgh, Scotland

What Happens Next?

If you are considering joining us in the future, please get in touch. 

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Stirling Bridge International Arts Festival is operated by Scotia Arts Ltd  in Scotland and Culture Path Ltd in Canada