Drake Music Scotland is September’s recipient of Hands Up for Trad’s Business Limelight Award. Each month the “Limelights” recognise outstanding contributions made by businesses and organisations who contribute, shape and influence the arts and cultural sector in Scotland. This latest presentation rewards the Edinburgh-based company’s efforts, since forming in 1997, in creating opportunities for children and adults with disabilities across Scotland to participate in music-making.drakemusicscotland.org

Perth-born jazz pianist, arranger and educator Malcolm Edmonstone, pictured, has been appointed Acting Head of Jazz at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. Edmonstone, who has been co-director of the National Youth Jazz Orchestra of Scotland with drummer Andrew Bain since 2006, has worked with jazz musicians including Marion Montgomery, Dave Liebman and Jacqui Dankworth and played sessions with Tony Bennett, Liza Minnelli, Donny Osmond and Cliff Richard, among many others. As well as being a Professor at the Guildhall, he has held visiting teaching positions at the Royal Academy of Music, Trinity College of Music, Middlesex University, and Birmingham Conservatoire.