How We Help

The Touring Network supports, represents and connects a vibrant community of independent promoters and performers who present high-quality live performance across the Highlands and Islands of Scotland - transforming remote community spaces into cultural centres and performances venues.

Do you programme events in the Highlands & Islands?
Are you looking to tour your next show here?

Benefits of Membership

We help our members by delivering a package of services including networking, resources, funding, and development opportunities.



The Gathering
Get connected at the Gathering – the go-to event for all things related to touring and hosting live performance in the Highlands and Islands. You’ll meet like minded people, build key skills and showcase tour-ready work.

Community Forum
Our members-only forum where we discuss current issues or queries with each other.

Network Meet-ups
Our monthly network meet-ups take place across the region and are an informal affair – come to ask questions, get advice or simply chew the fat with the Touring Network team and other network members.  

Tools & Resources

Our online library of advice for all those involved in touring and hosting live performance in rural Scotland. Searchable knowledge base of resources, articles, and links to other useful organisations.

What’s-on Listings
Get your show noticed! Promote your events on The Touring Network’s listings website and get some extra marketing support via our channels.

Our regular e-digest to keep you up-to-date with news, views, opportunities and events in the region. Get ahead by accessing the latest resources and top tips. 

Be part of our network on Tourbook, the online showcasing platform and marketplace – connecting tour-ready professional performers with promoters and venues.


Seed Fund
Need time to think? Apply for up to £500 to give you the space you need to explore, share, learn and collaborate with other members. Easy to apply – as an individual or a group – with a quick turnaround.

Find out more here

Access Fund
We’re committed to helping you access inspirational events throughout Scotland. Grants up to £50 are available to help with travel costs, caring responsibilities, loss of income or disability requirements. Email to check eligibility. 

Supported Programme
Apply for up to £1000 to book exciting and innovative live performances to tour to your venue. Time to be bold, take your audiences into unchartered waters and try out something new!

Find out more here

The Transition Fund
Finding your feet or getting back on track? The Transition Fund ensures you can pay a fair fee to performers looking to stage a remarkable performance in your community or venue, giving your programming a reboot after a period of inactivity

Find out more here


Looking to sharpen your skills or broaden your horizons? Members have access to a variety of one-off, extended or pilot programmes to do just that.

These programmes are devised in response to what members ask for.  In the past members have benefitted from leadership development to audience engagement programmes.

I’m interested in being part of the network.

The Touring Network (Highlands & Islands)
Supporting live performance across the Highlands & Islands as part of a central, celebrated and indispensable part of the cultural life of Scotland.
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