AROUND 1500 young musicians from one of Scotland’s most diverse communities had the chance to learn from some of the country’s top instrumentalists this week.

Scotland’s oldest professional orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra (BBC SSO), took up residence at Holyrood Secondary School in Glasgow’s Govanhill to share the joy of making music.

Alongside children’s music programme, Big Noise Govanhill, the orchestra gave primary and secondary pupils from nearby schools the chance to take part in song-writing workshops, side-by-side coaching and concerts.

BBC SSO director Dominic Parker said the experience had been “inspiring” and a “learning curve” for the whole orchestra.

He added: “The pupils have been really engaged and creative. Working with them to explore their hopes for the future and anxiety about climate change through song-writing has been a real highlight.”