Community Reach & Inclusion


Media | Mentoring | Music

The Heavy Sound Community Reach & Inclusion Bus is an innovative project in partnership with the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit and Scottish Prison Service which will travel into communities to support local young people.  

Since January, volunteers from within the prison community at Saughton jail have stripped out the bus interior, and transformed it, installing hi-tech recording equipment.

 The bus is a 40-foot single decker which will be refurbished to provide music-making facilities, a small hairdressing unit, a kitchen and interactive presentation screens, IT and office space.

 The bus will take music projects, vocational training, and educational and advisory sessions on matters including housing, benefits, finances, employment, and health straight into the heart of the community.

Follow the link to the BBC News Scotland video here