Science goes under the microscope

Dr Bunhead - from bubbles to bombs!
Dr Bunhead - from bubbles to bombs!

If there is one festival sure to go with a bang this month, it will be the Midlothian Science Festival, which is now in its second year.

Running from October 5 to 20, the festival will contain a diverse range of events for all ages aimed at bringing science right into the heart of the community.

The festival has built on its inaugural success when there were more than 30 events, at 17 locations and involving more than 1000 people.

This year there will be more than 70 events for the public, 30 events for schools, and three competitions open to everyone.

Science highlights include Dr Bunhead and his Very Dangerous Coal Show andComputerXplorers with their video games workshops and much much more.

Families can gather for the science gala days. The first takes place today (Saturday) at Mayfield Library from 10am to 4pm. One of the highlights of the day will be robot buggies brought along by Heriot-Watt University.

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