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Last update: June 2023

Scotia Strings! Available as a Solo/Duo/Trio/Quartet.

Highly experienced, professional & vibrant! Playing everything from Pop and Rock through to Classical.

Based in Fife, Scotland. Previous clients BBC Scotland, Royalty & The First Minister.

Scotia Strings pride themselves in their diversity and enthusiasm for adding elegance and beauty to special events.

We can offer customised music that matches your sensibilities and taste. Our repertoire is vast and impressive, from Mozart to Madonna and Pachelbel to Pink Floyd. Scotia Strings would be honoured to perform the romantic string soundtrack to your momentous occasion. For more info www.scotiastrings.co.uk or check out our social media pages.

Services Offered

Scotia Strings provides it’s services for locations across Scotland, the UK and Europe,

Excellent wedding packages are available, and you can easily personalise them to meet your individual budgets and desires.

They can provide enchanting music for your entire day, from your ceremony to your drinks reception, wedding breakfast, and everything in between.

A few example services below. You have the choice of a Soloist/Duo/Trio or Quartet.

  • Pre ceremony / ceremony
  • Pre ceremony / ceremony / 1hr reception OR
    Two hr reception
  • Pre ceremony / ceremony / 2hr reception

Popular songs for your Ceremony, included in our extensive playlist.

Canon in D Major – Pachelbel

Make You Feel My Love – ADELE

The Secret Wedding (From “Braveheart”)

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri

I’m Kissing You – Des’ree

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Let’s Get Married – The Proclaimers

Your Song – Ellie Goulding

Popuplar songs for your Reception, included in our extensice playlist.

Wouldn’t It Be Nice - The Beach Boys

Viva La Vida – Coldplay

Sweet Disposition - Temper Trap

All Of Me - John Legend

Fields Of Gold - Eva Cassidy

Running Up That Hill – Kate Bush

Concerning Hobbits

  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What services do you offer?

Ceremony music
Cocktail/banquet music
Entertainment

What is included in the wedding package?

We can play for as little or as much of your wedding as you would like. We can play for your ceremony, drink's reception and wedding breakfast

How far in advance should I contact you?

The earlier, the better. We don't need your music choices until a couple of months before your wedding

What style of music do you offer?

Classical
Lounge
Jazz
String quartet
Latest hits

Type of musical group:

Duet
Trio
Quartet
Solo

Size of group:

Soloist
Small (2 - 3 musicians)
Medium (4 - 6 musicians)

Repertoire:

Pop, Modern, Jazz, Classical, Film Music, Scottish

Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?

As part of our price, we include one arrangement of a piece of your choosing. If there is a piece you love and it's not on our playlist, just ask and we will happily find it for you

What's your experience?

Edinburgh Castle, Glasgow City Chambers, Gleneagles, St Andrews Old Course and Murrayfield. Clients have included BBC, Scotland's First Minister, HRH Queen Elizabeth II and Glasgow's Lord Provost

Do you have your own equipment?

Yes

Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?

Yes, armless Chairs Provisions for outside playing

Can you travel?

Yes, fife Tayside Perth Aberdeen Edinburgh Glasgow Scotland Northern England

Is there a charge for travelling?

Yes, no travel for within 20 miles of St Andrews. Fuel expenses thereafter

Do you cover more than one wedding a day?

No

Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?

Alone

What is the length of time of the act?

This depends on which option you choose

How much time do you need to prepare for an act?

We arrive aound 45 minutes prior to the start time. We ask for music choices around two months prior to the wedding

Do you do open-air acts?

Yes

Do you charge per hour or per event?

Per event

If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?

Yes

How do you charge extra time?

We will do our very best to adjust timings to suit. If we need to charge for extra time, this is usually charged for each additional 15 minutes

What are the forms of payment?

There is a £150 deposit to book and the balance is due two weeks prior to your wedding

Served in

Aberdeen & Deeside, Fife & Angus and Perthshire

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Reviews for Scotia Strings

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Ellen
Ellen R. Sent on 16/12/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful music

The music added such a lovely atmosphere to our wedding, their song selection was huge.
Lisa
Lisa S. Sent on 22/10/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Absolutely magical!

We booked Scotia Strings as a duo for our wedding day at Balbirnie House. Scotia have been excellent to deal with, every email or query answered so efficiently, even when we were forced to rearrange our wedding to a different date, this was all done with ease - stress free! The strings sounded amazing and made the ceremony magical, scotia made my visions a reality. Everyone commented on how beautiful the songs were! Great value also! Thank you all at Scotia, memories that will last forever.
Brian
Brian Sent on 14/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect addition to our wedding

Lizzie performed solo cello as our guests arrived and for the ceremony and it was perfect. Very professional and sounded great. We asked ahead of the wedding for a few music pieces (not listed on their website) that we wanted and it was not a problem. Highly recommended
Paula
Paula R. Sent on 01/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Excellent service all round

A string Quartet was something that my new wife and i really wanted for our wedding but we did not think that we would find one within our budget. We were pleasantly suprised when we found and researched Scotia. We could afford them and found the samples were exactly what we wanted for our big day! The musicians on the day were excellent and really added the cherry on top of our beautiful service. It's a 5 stars from us
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Victoria E. Sent on 18/11/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful and patient

Played beautifully. I was an hour late and they waited. Played everything I asked for and more. Communication was excellent, better than most other suppliers. Highly recommend.
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Kyle B. Sent on 21/03/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Kyle Bonaccorsi

Scotia Strings are an all round top tier / highly professional strings company - you will not regret choosing this company to add a special touch to your big day!

After researching numerous suppliers, we decided to hire a string trio via Scotia Strings and we're incredibly glad that we did! They added the perfect touch to our wedding at Cameron House in Loch Lomond on 03/03/23. Scotia performed pre-ceremony, during the ceremony and an hour afterwards for the post drinks reception. Our guests were really impressed; as were we.

Scotia offer a 360° Professional service from first point of engagement with the company via email (Lizzy), all the way through to the big day. They have a huge selection of songs to chose from spanning numerous genres and were fully open to us choosing a selection of specific songs to fit each part of the occasion. Lizzy also went above and beyond when I had requested (at short notice) if it would be possible to add a song which had not been featured on their list. We were really impressed and are very grateful of their service.

Thank you Scotia Strings!

Kyle & Stacey Bonaccorsi
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Sutton&Lewis Sent on 20/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful!

Scotia Strings was truly a wonderful addition to our elopement ceremony!

My husband and I wanted live music for our first dance and Scotia Strings came all the way to Eilean Donan Castle in Scotland to play for us!

We hired them as a duo (violin and cello) and were simply blown away by their talent! They are very accommodating and communicative. I would highly recommend Scotia Strings if you are in need of live music for your special event in the UK!
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Beth M. Sent on 15/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Pop covers!

We had the trio play at our wedding. They were happy to play outside in the courtyard and the guests were kept well entertained with Scotia’s take on Sweet Child Of Mine and Nothing Else Matters 😍
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Cameron C. Sent on 15/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Outstanding!

From the first email, Scotia couldn’t have been better. Prompt replies and very friendly. They played such a wide variety of music, including some of our favourite pop songs. It added such a lovely atmosphere to our day. Bravo!
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Margot F. Sent on 15/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

A beautiful experience, very professional.

I absolutely loved this group and would highly recommend them for weddings, birthdays, funerals and any celebrations.
They are professional and take care to help you choose suitable music for the occasion.
They have wide repertoire and are very adaptable. They are also highly trained musicians.
Can't recommend them highly enough!
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Shannon M. Sent on 11/05/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Shannon McAllister



'' We approached Scotia Strings a couple of months before our wedding to play at our ceremony and we're so glad we did! Lizzy was so helpful throughout the whole process and responded really quickly whenever we had any questions. Their set list offers a wide range of beautiful music to choose from and any songs that we wanted that wasn't in the list, they were more than happy to learn and play on the day.

Thank you so much for making our ceremony even more memorable with your beautiful string set. It added a special element to our day that we will cherish forever''
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Rebecca B. Sent on 22/05/2018
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning music and such a friendly group!

Scotia String Trio played before and during our wedding ceremony. We decided to use them after seeing them at a friends wedding as they play stunning music and such fun covers! They have a HUGE list of songs to choose from- classics to fun covers and they even learned a new one for our wedding! Great job and thank you so much Scotia!
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Polkadot94 Sent on 29/01/2023
5 out of 5 rating

A lovely touch!

It was a lovely touch having them playing during our ceremony. Everyone commented on how beautiful it was! Lizzy was able to also customize her playlist to cater for our music tastes which was great - we had a lot of fun choosing the music!
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