Science event returns to Midlothian for fourth year

Midlothian Science Festival - Pic shows people going for a wild food walk in Gore Glen - the event is repeated this year.
Midlothian Science Festival - Pic shows people going for a wild food walk in Gore Glen - the event is repeated this year.

Science is coming alive across Midlothian from this Friday, with the welcome return of the popular two week long Midlothian Science Festival .

Now in its fourth year, the festival runs from this Friday to Saturday October 17. The jam-packed programme includes interactive workshops, lectures, science experiments, insect hunts, guided walks, bush craft and open days.

Sarah Keer-Keer, a director of Midlothian Science Festival, said: “This is an exciting time as we gear up for our fourth Midlothian Science Festival. The festival has grown hugely since its humble beginnings, this year we have 90 public events, and many more happening in schools across the area.

“This 2015 festival has something for everyone: from a screening the film ‘The Theory of Everything’ (Friday 9th, Temple), rocket launches for families, a great big open day at Easter Bush, to an event where we discuss cancer amongst adults (October 15th, Lasswade Centre).

“Details of all events are in our brochure and one our website. We are really looking forward to sharing science with everyone in Midlothian.”

There’s also a bubble show with a twist, a prehistoric fun ‘Dino Day’, the chance to learn about the unique properties of light, an invitation to take part in some robot driving, or to find out the fascinating story of how soil affects our food, our gardens and our lives.

Adults are catered for as well as children, with comedian Susan Morrison inviting you to join her for an evening of entertainment and a chance to discover some interesting facts about the ageing brain! You can also learn how to create your own beauty products, make your own massage bar and enjoy a free massage taster session from a trained therapist.

‘Park in the Dark’ will also be held in Dalkeith to celebrate the International Year of Light and science gala events will be held across the county.

For the full programme, visit www.midlothiansciencefestival.com