#ChangeTheTune campaign takes first step in legal challenge

The #ChangeTheTune campaign has taken the first step in formally challenging the legality of charging fees for instrumental tuition in schools.

Making Music is supporting lawyer and community musician Ralph Riddough’s campaign, to clarify the lawfulness of fees for musical instrument tuition in Scottish state schools.

As a person with interest, Ralph Riddiough has lodged a formal complaint with the Scottish Government under the 1980 Education Scotland Act. A spokesman for the Scottish Government confirmed that Mr Riddiough’s section 70 complaint has been received and that ministers will, 'consider it in accordance with the relevant procedure'. The Government has until January 2020 to issue its response.

Read more in The Herald and find out more about our support of the campaign.