Sound of music for Dyce

14th January 2000 at 00:00
DYCE ACADEMY in Aberdeen is to house the latest specialist school in Scotland, with the announcement today (Friday) that it is to be funded by the Scottish Executive to set up a music school for talented youngsters.

The academy will be given a share of the pound;14 million handout from the Executive's excellence fund, announced by Donald Dewar as Scottish Secretary in December 1998, which is being provided in this and the next two years to set up a network of units for gifted pupils.

Peter Peacock, eputy Children and Education Minister, travels to Dyce today to unveil the latest addition to specialist state schools which include the music centres at Broughton High in Edinburgh and Douglas Academy in Bearsden and the dance school of Scotland at Knightswood Secondary in Glasgow.

Education authorities submitted a total of 22 bids under the scheme and the others which were successful, covering traditional music, modern languages, the performing arts and sports, will be revealed shortly.

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today