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Festival of science offers fun for all ages

Borders boffins are about be bombarded with a packed programme full of fun, educational and creative events aimed to inspire people of all ages.

The Borders Science Festival runs throughout May and will feature walks, talks, family fun days, exhibitions, theatre, and experiments.


Now in its fifth year, the Festival is coordinated by Live Borders Libraries and local schools have their own programme of over 50 workshops and activities, delivered in partnership with Scottish Borders Council’s Children and Young People’s Services.

Christine Johnston, 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 imagination.

“Activities for children will include messy experiments and brain teasing challenges in libraries and other venues, whilst for adults, there are river walks, discussions led by experts in their fields of study, and author talks.”

Ewan Jackson, Chief Executive of Live Borders added: “The 2017 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 2017 Borders Science Festival is being sponsored by local businesses and organisations including Scottish Government, Live Borders, Scottish Borders Council, Education Scotland, GB Technologies and The 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 email libraries@liveborders1.org.uk  or visit www.liveborders.org.uk.

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