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Awestruck Academy: Creating Art and Music in Clydebank since 2017

Founding member Allan Rutherford believes that people of all ages and backgrounds should have ready access to music and art based opportunities.

Allan feels passionately that each of us has a unique voice to contribute and that we learn best from each other when we feel free to be our creative and playful selves.

‘Growing confidence to share the songs we write and the art we make is essential to our wellbeing and our sense of connection with our culture and with each other’, says Allan.

There have been many changes since the initial adventure of starting up the Academy in 2017; a new professional management team is helping to keep the good ship Awestruck afloat as we navigate the uncharted waters of lockdown.

One positive development from this, though, is that the localised nature of the organisation has expanded to cover the West of Scotland and beyond. A big voyage for a wee boat!

We offer low cost, occasionally free courses and experiences in:

Digital learning, photography, video film-making, gaming, virtual reality, music tuition, performance and art.


Internet safety, Youth Club, Creche facilities, Chess Club

Come and see our extended Art Gallery where local artists can promote their work, or linger over a latte while you tour our newly refurbished performance and event space, available for hire for all occasions.

As Allan says, ‘We focus on providing a relaxed and creative atmosphere that invites people to share ideas and see these take shape.

Whether it’s young folk forming a band, parents or those in business wanting to stay clued up about online security or retired people rediscovering a hobby. We can take your talent and knowledge to the next level. Climb aboard!’

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