The Agar Trust was set up in 2014 from the estate of Alan Agar (1920-2012), who was a well-respected physicist. He and his late wife Margaret were both enthusiastic amateur musicians and great supporters of education

The trust supports young people aged 8-21, who are resident in rural Scotland and demonstrate exceptional musical potential and wish to further their musical education beyond their local area. Grants of between £100-£500 are available to cover the costs of, for example:

  • a short course;
  • Saturday music schools;
  • an audition;
  • further tuition at Junior departments of music schools etc.;
  • rehearsals of a national orchestra, band, or choir.

For more information, and to apply, visit