About Sound Out

Sound Out are a not for profit organisation formed in 2009 by an eclectic group of musicians and music fans in the village of Stow in the Scottish Borders.

Sound Out Stage various events during the year but one of our core aims is to allow young or first time performers to get up and have a go. To help youngsters make their first steps in public performance Sound Out provide the venue, public liability insurance, all the equipment such as lighting rig, PA system and support from volunteers to facilitate the events. We also provide equipment for Community Groups and individuals to put on their own shows.

Sound Out is not just for musicians – we get people involved by providing opportunities and training support rolls. This has included stage design and operating the sound or lighting desks.

In 2012 Sound Out staged the inaugural “Stowed Out festival” following the huge success of this self funded event Sound Out were awarded £10.000 by Foundation Scotland from the EDF Longpark Community Fund to run Stowed Out 2013 a month long Music and Arts Festival. This festival just a stones throw from the east end of the M8 is set to become one of the highlights of the Scottish Festival calendar.

Sound Out use any profits to run future events and purchase more equipment.

We are run by a Management Committee. Governed by a constitution and have our accounts audited every year.

Welcome to Sound Out.

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