One month to go until The Gathering! Join us for conversation, connection, food, drink and excellent live performances in Dunkeld & Birnam on Wed 4 & Thu 5 October. Deadline for registration is 25 September. Sign up. 

We can reveal our Promoters’ Panel has selected the showcase performances for The Gathering. It was a tough call but we’re happy to say we have an enticing mix of theatre, music, dance and family performances for you. 

Alex McSherry; Catherine WheelsDLÙFox and Hound TheatreFrankie MorrowHebridean TreaureJasmin Vardimon CompanyStafford Collett ProductionsThe Willow Trio and What Moves You will be joining us in Dunkeld. We’ll share more about the performances soon. 

Once again both performers and promoters also have the opportunity to have a ‘wee turn’ on our opening night. These are five minute slots to give members a flavour of your act or introduce your venue or community. If you’re interested please email

We have extended our Access Fund for promoters who would like to attend The Gathering. If you could use some help with travel, accommodation, caring responsibilities or disability requirements please email

The Work Room is offering up to three free places for The Gathering in Dunkeld & Birnam this October. You must be a member of The Work Room and be able to demonstrate an interest in rural touring. Apply here

This year’s AGM will take place during The Gathering on Thu 5 October, 1.30pm-2pm.  We’ll be reflecting on activities and achievements from April 2022- March 2023, as well as giving an update on more recent activities and our plans for the year ahead. Open to all members of The Touring Network to attend in person or online. Any apologies can be sent to Relevant papers will be shared online soon.

Next Network Meet-Up will take place online on Mon 25 September, 11am – 12.30pm. Elaine Allan, Head of Joint Ventures and Revenue Assurance at PRS for Music, will be joining us to answer all of your questions about public performance licensing. As always there will be time for chit chat and sharing too. Register here

And then there were four (again). We have a new recruit! Julia Wylie will be joining us later this month as Membership Officer, supporting us with member admin and processes.

Welcome to new members Hebridean Treasure, Jamie MacDougall, Katie Bell, Myshkin’s Ruby Warblers, Penny Chivas, Sheena Peteranna and Toy Hospital.

Congrats to Kilbrannan Sound for securing funding from East Kintyre Windfarm Trust, enabling them to bring theatre to Carradale Village Hall, in addition to their musical offerings. Please share your good news stories with us! 

Members shows currently available to book:
Fitkin Wall: Harpland
Hebridean Treasure: Lost & Found
Stafford Collett Productions: Gold
Myshkin’s Ruby Warblers
Seamas Carey: Help! I Think I’m A Nationalist
Catherine Wheels: Lightning Ridge
Theatre in Schools Scotland: various
Sharon Took-Zozaya: Finding Petunia LittleTree
Oddbodies: King Lear
EQ Dance Co: Sanctuary
Susannah Stark: Early Water Shapes
A Bird in the Hand: Special Delivery
Right Lines Productions: Man Shed
Chris Lynott Comedy Autobahn
Julia McGhee: The Morrich Project
Jennifer Ewan Band: Bonnie Bayou Blues
Hidden Waves Quartet: Coloured Stones
Hopscotch Theatre: The Unseen Boy 
Tricky Hat Productions: Don’t Stop Me Now
Maria MacDonell: Miss Lindsay’s Secret
Nicholas Collett Productions: The Ghost of a Smile
Curious Seed: And the Birds Did Sing

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