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Some of the most talented young musicians from across the UK and Ireland are heading to Heriot-Watt University, this month.

For the first time, the university will host the national final of the annual Rotary Young Musician of the Year, taking place on Saturday 19 May.

Since the beginning of the year, Rotary clubs have been gearing up for the event, with a host of regional competitions.

Now, the public will get the chance to see one young vocalist and an instrumentalist to be crowned the coveted prize.

Steve King, Director of Music, Heriot-Watt University, said: “This is the first time the university has hosted this important competition and we’re delighted to be finding the next talented young musician of the year.

“We’re inviting the public to come and be amazed at the musical talent on offer. It will be a great day out for young and old and a real musical extravaganza.”

Rotary Club President Graham Low, added: "The Club is proud to be hosting this national final.

"The young musicians will all be of a very high standard and will be spurred on by what we are sure will be an appreciative audience."

The grand final will be hosted by the Rotary Club of Currie Balerno and held on campus in The James Watt Auditorium at 11am.

Tickets are £12.50 and include morning tea/coffee and a buffet lunch.