North/Central Aberdeenshire Music Centre

Our North/Central Aberdeenshire Music Centre meets at Mintlaw Primary School:


We offer 2 different groups at our music centre. They meet on a Tuesday from 4.45pm to 6.45pm and Friday from 4.30pm to 6.30pm.

Group Day Level
Youth Concert Band Tuesday Grade 4 plus
Youth Orchestra Friday Grade 4 plus

Bus routes

We offer bus travel to and from Mintlaw Primary School at no extra cost. Our four bus routes run on a Tuesday and Friday.

Route Location Tuesday pick-up time Friday pick-up time
Route S Peterhead Academy 3.50pm 3.50pm
Mintlaw Academy 4.15pm 3.45pm
Route T Fraserburgh Academy 3.50pm 3.50pm
Route V Banff Academy 3.45pm 3.15pm
Turiff Academy 4.05pm 3.45pm
Route X Meldrum Academy 3.50pm 3.20pm
Ellon Academy 4.10pm 3.40pm

All buses return to the academies. We provide transport to the venues on concert days, however we do not offer transport for the return journey.


When the weather is bad we may close our music centre. You can call 0370 054 4999 and enter pin number 02 1970 to check the status of the centre. You can also contact our coordinator with any queries:

North/Central Aberdeenshire Music Centre Coordinator
Mintlaw Academy
Station Road
AB42 5FN
Telephone: 07768 578027

You can also contact the Instrumental Music Service for general enquiries. 

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