MUSIC NEWS Scotland + …..

the Scottish music industry’s weekly newspapers

MUSIC NEWS Scotland was born 20 years ago when dial up internet access was still around and desktop pc’s ruled.

So we did what had been done since 220 AD in China and every month put ink on a printing plate, ran some paper over it and hey presto MNS was published (okay it was a wee bit more involved than that, but the basic principle was the same!)

MNS-Jan22-19-frontpageMove on to 2011 with high speed broadband and access to the www everywhere and the future was catching up with us rapidly. The volume of information flowing into MNS HQ was more than our monthly issue could cope with, and more and more Scottish music stories of great value were being spiked (an old press term not a dodgy drink). Reaching our vast number of readers in every conceivable nook and cranny of Scotland had always been a challenge monthly but to do that more often was physically not feasible.

So we have doffed oor tam o’ shanter to the future and MNS since early 2011 became a digital publication split into three titles that roll out weekly – and MNS itself now has 10 more pages than our old printed friend!

Along with our MNS GIGguide and MNS FESTIVALS!MNS FESTIVALS - Nov21-7-frontcover supplements we are now producing at least 22 pages of Scottish music news (and only music news, no theatre or cinema stuff!) each and EVERY week:)

Thank you everyone so much for your superb support over the last 18 years allowing us to get to this stage, and please raise a glass to our digital future with you all.

MNS GIGguide - Nov21-17-frontcover

Our aim is to circulate music industry news and to help to raise the profile of musicians and improve communications between genres.

Apart from here on wordpress, see our ‘Latest Editions’ page for links,  you can also follow us at:


Twitter: – @MusicNewsScot  #MusicNewsScotland

Thank YOU for your support,

The MNS team!

11 Responses to

  1. davearcari says:

    Brilliant – great stuff!

  2. Great coverage of the Tartan Clefs chaps. I always pick up a copy of MNS when I’m mooching round Guitar Guitar. Look forward to reading your positive and supportive contribution to Scotland’s music industry!

  3. Aames says:

    Great work. Looking forward to keeping in touch digitally!

  4. Jiml says:

    Always good to see music in Scotland being promoted

  5. alex beattie says:

    paisley rotary club are having a quest for talent
    we are looking for all types of acts choirs, singers , dancers , bands , instrumental, vocal
    age groups 7 to 25 contact diane mitchell at or telephone no
    0141 884 1677 or 0789 668 9816 or alex beattie on
    or telephone 0141 881 7677

  6. Maggie Costello says:

    Just wondering if the news from the States reached Glasgow about your own George Donaldson winning the Irish Music Association award for best solo performance by an artist in concert or show for 2013? George can be found in Jinty MC Guinty’s, Ashton Lane, ( Glasgow) pub on Sunday nights, when he isn’t touring the world with the Celtic Thunder company. Currently singing with the troupe in Australia! Good man!

  7. Stuart Davie says:

    Do you have any contact details please for “Bedford Falls” – guitar based Pub duo/band in Edinburgh.

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