SFO ORGAN ADVICE COMMITTEE 

 

The Committee came into existence some 25 years ago, partly from the knowledge that at that time churches were employing, with no advice, the services of some rather dubious organ builders when there were plenty of good builders available.  Happily, there are still many organ builders available who operate to the finest standards.

 

Although the Committee does meet as such, we are more a body of Advisers who will act for anybody freely apart from expenses.  The Committee has always recruited members who have sufficient technical knowledge to advise about any sort of organ, pipe or digital, with confidence, and we pride ourselves on very many success stories.  We are grateful that we work with the cooperation and encouragement of all good organ builders, particularly members of the Institute of British Organ Building.

 

Congregations of the Church of Scotland should direct their enquiries via the Committee on Church Art & Architecture [CARTA] at 121 George Street, Edinburgh, who will contact one of us.  In the first instance '121' will pay the expenses.  Members of any other denomination or of a secular body are asked to contact one of the advisers detailed on the Organ Advice page of this site.

 

The latest version of our booklet Church Organs can be viewed by clicking this button.  A printed copy of the book is available on our Publications/Books page.

 

 

The latest updated version of our booklet Church Organs may be viewed by clicking here:  

 

A printed copy of the leaflet may be obtained on application to Donald Maclagan, Scottish Federation of Organists, 1 Victoria Court, 72 High Street, Kingussie, PH21 1HZ. Tel: 01540 662431; email: publications@scotsorgan.org.uk at a cost of £2.50 for 2nd Class UK postage.

 

In addition to offering independent advice on the care and maintenence of organs, the advisers also have knowledge of current redundant organs (often in now unused churches that still have good organs in them).  If you are in a position to give a used organ a home please get in touch via organadvice@scotsorgan.org.uk

 

Approaches to organ advisers can be made through the Committee on Church Art and Architecture, part of the Mission and Discipleship Council and working in conjunction with the General Trustees, which can be reached by telephone on 0131 225 5722 or on e-mail address: mandd@churchofscotland.org.uk

 

If you are not part of the Church of Scotland and also in these exceptional times please also feel free to contact Organ Advisers direct - details below:

 

 

Convener:

 

Matthew Hynes

20a Academy Street, AYR, KA7 1HS

Tel: 01292 870448 or 07789 841422

E-mail: matthewhynes71@gmail.com

 

 

Advisers:

 

ABERDEEN AND GRAMPIAN

 

Ronald Leith 

23 Kings Crescent, ABERDEEN, AB24 3HP 

Tel: 01224 634427 

E-mail: secretary@anesfhs.org.uk

 

 

 

BORDERS

 

John Wilson

The Coach House, Gattonside, MELROSE, TD6 9NB

Tel: 01896 822158

E-mail: jholmeswilson@gmail.com

 

 

 

DUMFRIES AND GALLOWAY

 

Matthew Hynes

20a Academy Street, AYR, KA7 1HS

Tel: 01292 870448 or 07789 841422

E-mail: matthewhynes71@gmail.com

 

 

 

DUNDEE, TAYSIDE AND CENTRAL

 

Vacant

 

 

 

EDINBURGH AND EAST SCOTLAND

 

Henry Wallace,

Barum House, Park Place, DUNFERMLINE, KY12 7QL

Tel: 01383 737680

E-mail: henry.wallace479@btinternet.com

 

 

 

GLASGOW AND SOUTH WEST SCOTLAND

 

Matthew Hynes

20a Academy Street, AYR, KA7 1HS

Tel: 01292 870448 or 07789 841422

E-mail: matthewhynes71@gmail.com

 

Alan Rodger

1 Culzean Drive, GOUROCK, PA19 1AW 

Tel: 01475 638131

E-mail: ajfer556@gmail.com

 

 

 

INVERNESS AND NORTH SCOTLAND

 

Alan Buchan

50-52 Seafield Street, CULLEN, AB56 4SW

E-mail: alanbuchan@btinternet.com