Well, hello, Dolly!

Dolly the Sheep. Photo: National Archives of Scotland
Dolly the Sheep. Photo: National Archives of Scotland

Tickets are on sale for an Edinburgh International Science Festival event celebrating the world’s most famous sheep.

2016 marks the 20th anniversary of the birth of Dolly the Sheep, the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell.

Dolly made a huge impact on both the scientific community and the general public and sparked an intense global debate about cloning and its ethical implications.

Born in Roslin, Dolly is arguably one of the best known figures in science to this day.

But what impact did she have on those closest to her and those whose work she inspired?

Prof Sir Ian Wilmut, who led the research which created Dolly, and other expert panellists take your questions and reveal what working with the world’s most famous sheep has meant to them.

The event, presented by The Roslin Institute, in collaboration with the MRC Centre for Regenerative Medicine at The University of Edinburgh, will take place at the Auditorium, National Museum of Scotland, on Wednesday, March 30 at 8pm.

Hear from archivists and museum staff about the cultural legacy of a sheep born on a Midlothian farm and discover how Dolly still influences cutting-edge scientific research in Edinburgh and beyond.

For tickets go to www.sciencefestival.co.uk/