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Festival Makes Science Fun for All ages

The Borders Science Festival will take place throughout May and feature a packed programme of events for people of all ages including walks, talks, star gazing, exhibitions, theatre and experiments.

The Festival, now in its fourth year, initially began as a schools based initiative but is now coordinated by our Libraries and Creative Learning teams .

This year’s programme is promising to be most exciting yet with a diverse schedule of creative events designed to celebrate the wonders of Science.

Ruth Lyle, Live Borders Communities Librarian said: “Science is all around us and our aim is to encourage people to look out and up from their world and discover new things. With a dynamic and diverse programme, this year’s Festival has something for everyone. Families have the chance to unravel the mysteries of science through workshops and creation. Activities for juniors will include gooey experiments in our Scottish Borders Libraries bringing together the world of words and science. Whilst for adults there are river walks, sessions with local artists and talks.”

Ewan Jackson, our Chief Executive added: “The 2016 Borders Science Festival is jam packed with unusual, engaging and informative events for everyone from young children to adults. There will be activities taking place across the region throughout the month so everyone will have the chance to get involved and be inspired.”

The 2016 Borders Science Festival is being sponsored by local businesses and organisations including Scottish Government, Scottish Borders Council, Live Borders, Education Scotland, GB Technologies, Global Web, Love Science, ProStraken, R J McLeod and Scottish Book Trust .

The Festival runs from May 1st -31st at locations across the region and most events are free. For more information and the full Festival programme details click here.