Tiree Music Festival Crowned ‘Best Small Festival in Scotland’ for Fourth Time!

Tiree Music Festival has once again been awarded the ‘Best Small Festival in Scotland’ at the 2016 Scottish Event Awards in Glasgow! Some of the TMF team were in attendance at last week’s award ceremony and were delighted to walk away with the award for the fourth time!

TMF, which has gone from strength to strength over the last 7 years was up against stiff competition in the category for ‘best small festival’ including RZSS Edinburgh Zoo’s Penguin Festival and Edinburgh University Innovative Learning Week, among others.

Since its launch in 2010 Tiree Music Festival has continued to grow year in year out, and 2016 was no exception. With the biggest attendance to date, with 2000 people, festival goers were entertained by some of the best musicians around. The festival is a family friendly event and caters for all ages – this year Eden Court were in attendance to entertain the children throughout the weekend. Tiree Music Festival was also up for ‘Best Cultural Award’ at this year’s awards and was given a commendation for their efforts, losing out to Hinterland which was part of ‘Scotland’s Festival of Architecture’. They were also nominated for a third award ‘People’s Choice Event of the Year’ which was a public vote and was won by Highland 2015 – World Orienteering Championships and Scottish 6 Days.

Plans for TMF 2017 are very much under way with the date set as 14th – 16th of July. This year’s strap-line for the event is ‘let there be sun’ – a plea to the weather gods, having suffered some of the worst July weather at the previous two events in 2015 and 2016!

Each year Team TMF work to improve and enhance previous events and are always keen to hear the thoughts of the community and festival goers. This year’s visitor survey was launched at the end of last month and there is still time to fill it out. It can be found through the TMF facebook page or by going to the following address: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TMF16.

The information obtained from this survey is key to the planning of the festival and the team would very much appreciate the feedback. By filling out the survey you will also be in with the chance of winning tickets for TMF 2017! An Tirisdeach would like to congratulate Tiree Music Festival for winning this prestigious award and for all the hard work they put in to creating this fantastic festival! – Well done all!

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