Originally formed as the Scottish Baroque Ensemble in 1969. Was also known as the BT Scottish Ensemble when its principle sponsor was BT (e.g. for collaborative work with Aly Bain for "Follow the Moonstone" 1995).
Scottish Ensemble is the UK's only professional string orchestra. Founded in 1969 and based in Glasgow, Scottish Ensemble is built around a core of 12 string players who perform together under Artistic Director and violinist Jonathan Morton, standing up and without a conductor.