A new stage has been added to Tiree Music Festival to showcase up-and-coming Scottish artists.
The Elevate stage will have its outing at the festival, which runs from Friday, July 13, until Sunday, July 15.
As well as opportunities for young musicians performing on the stage, the festival has also appointed a youth artistic programmer to take the lead on the programming of this stage.
A group of 13 young people applied for the post and the organising team were amazed at the high calibre of entries.
Jamie MacDonald, from Tiree, who has recently graduated with first class BA Honours Degree in Applied Music, will be in charge of the new initiative.
He has a keen interest in the culture, music and language of the west coast of Scotland and is passionate about creative arts, especially music and the traditional music scene.
He said: “I am so delighted to have been appointed as the youth programmer for Tiree Music Festival. As a local to Tiree, I have always attended the festival, whether as part of the crowd or playing as part of my own band, so it is a huge honour to be given this opportunity to become part of the organising team. I can’t wait to get started.”
Festival director Daniel Gillespie added: “We would like to thank all of the young people who applied for the position of artistic programmer for the Elevate Stage, we were blown away with the entries.
“We’re really delighted to have appointed Jamie and we’re looking forward to working with him and seeing what new and exciting programming elements he will bring to the festival.”