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Showcase Scotland Expo is concerned with delivering a strategic approach to providing the maximum public benefit to Scotland by supporting and developing artists from Scotland.

This will offer public benefit culturally, artistically, socially and economically and strengthens the cultural environment of Scotland. Showcase Scotland Expo is supported by Creative Scotland and PRS for Music Foundation

Elephant Sessions awarded £25,000 Belhaven Bursary

Showcase Scotland Expo is delighted to announce that the first ever Belhaven Bursary for innovation in music has been awarded to Elephant Sessions. The award of £25,000 is equalled only by the Mercury Music Prize and is accompanied by the band’s own beer. The bursary is now set to become an annual award providing a huge boost to the Scottish folk and trad scene.

Our Aim

Our aim is to further the live export opportunities for Scottish based artists working in the genres of folk, traditional, Scots, Gaelic, world and acoustic music. We aim to forge relationships with overseas music trade events and to lobby for showcase opportunities for Scottish based artists.

We also produce The Visit an inward bound mission for the overseas music industry, which targets industry from key territories to visit Scotland to see if our best musicians perform and meet the wider Scottish music industry.