ScotRail partner with RSNO to deliver Orchestra’s Christmas message

Last updated: Tuesday, 21 December 2021

ScotRail has partnered with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) to help deliver the Orchestra’s Christmas message for 2021.

The digital Christmas card shows a quintet of RSNO principal brass players make their way from a ScotRail train in Glasgow Queen Street station to the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

ScotRail has been the RSNO’s principal transport provider for more than a decade. During this time, the Orchestra has entertained commuters with pop-up performances at railway stations, and on trains, on multiple occasions.

The partnership reduces the environmental impact of the RSNO’s touring schedule, encourages concertgoers to take the train to concerts, and supports ScotRail’s commercial activities across Scotland.

Ros Houldsworth, ScotRail Community Liaison Executive, said:

“ScotRail has an excellent partnership with the RSNO that helps musicians travel the length and breadth of Scotland’s Railway for performances and concerts, and we’re proud to have been their principal transport partner for more than a decade.

“Our partnership ensures that the talented musicians of the RSNO arrive fresh and ready to deliver the world class performances that they are famous for.

“Rail is the most environmentally friendly way to travel, so it’s fitting that we have been able to help deliver this environmentally friendly Christmas message.”

Alistair Mackie, RSNO Chief Executive, said:

“On behalf of everyone at the RSNO I want to wish our friends and supporters a very merry Christmas.

“We are delighted to partner with ScotRail to deliver our Christmas message this year. As our principal transport provider, ScotRail’s support this year has been invaluable, helping us to successfully return to live performance across the country while reducing the environmental impact of the Orchestra’s work.

“We look forward to many more opportunities to work together in 2022!”


The title of the piece featured in the RSNO digital Christmas card is Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (Arr. R Harvey).

Musicians featured in the video:

Principal Horn, Christopher Gough
Principal Trumpet, Christopher Hart
Sub-principal Trumpet, Marcus Pope
Principal Trombone, Dávur Juul Magnussen
Principal Tuba, John Whitener