We are very disappointed to confirm that, a year on since the Scottish Recorder Course 2020 was cancelled, we have had to cancel the Scottish Recorder Course 2021, due to the continuing issues caused by the Covid pandemic.

The 40th Scottish Recorder Course is now planned for the 2nd-4th September 2022. We very much hope to see everyone next year.

Please also check the Scottish Recorder Course Facebook page for updates and other news.


The Scottish Recorder Course (formerly the National Recorder School of Scotland) was formed, under the direction of Brian Bonsor, in 1980 and attracts players of all recorders from sopranino to contra bass. The course offers a wide variety of ensemble playing at intermediate and advanced levels. The groups consist of players of similar standards and some instruction in playing technique is also provided.

Tulliallan offers comfortable accommodation in well-appointed single occupancy rooms with private facilities. Places are available for non-playing guests.

Anyone under the age of 18 who wishes to attend the Course would require to be accompanied by an adult (playing or non-playing).

Dates of Weekend Course 30th Aug – 1st Sept 2019

Tutors: Stuart Forrester, Lynne Hope, Mary Bonsor and Ed Friday

Venue: Scottish Police College, Tulliallan Castle, Kincardine, FK10 4BE

£200 Resident, including full board and tuition

(there is a reduction of £50 on offer to anyone who attended last year’s course and who is bringing a friend, paying full price, who hasn’t attended in the past two years. Bring two friends, get £100 off your course fee)

£150 Resident aged 16 – 18 years

£100 Resident aged under 16

£130 Non-resident player, including morning coffee, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and tuition.

£100 Non-playing resident, including full board

The enrolment form and appropriate course fee should be paid in full by 31 July 2019.

All enrolment forms (available here) to be forwarded to

Miss Margaret W Simpson, 18 Craigton Crescent, ALVA, Clackmannanshire, FK12 5DS e-mail:

If financial hardship was to prevent you from applying, grants may be available to defray the cost. Please contact the course director:

Stuart Forrester, 45 Red Deer Rd, Cambuslang, GLASGOW, G72 6PY

Tel: 0141 642 0671 e-mail: