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PICTURES: Inverness Science Festival family day is a huge hit


By Imogen James


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Hailey Cameron creates hand crack electricity. Pictures: Gary Anthony
Hailey Cameron creates hand crack electricity. Pictures: Gary Anthony

THE Inverness Science Festival, run by the University of the Highlands and Islands, is drawing to a close tomorrow after two weeks of events.

Locals of all ages have enjoyed lectures, at-home projects, a fair, scavenger hunt and the popular family day at Inverness Leisure last Saturday where those attending had the chance to try out a range of fun activities from building a rocket to computer coding.

Zayn and Dorothy Bennett step into the bubble machine.
Zayn and Dorothy Bennett step into the bubble machine.

The scavenger hunt took place on the same day, with questions hidden on 22 lampposts across the city centre.

The final activity will be released online tomorrow, giving people the chance to take part in a spot of at-home science.

Olivia MacLennan and Abbie Sanctuary on the Dashbots.
Olivia MacLennan and Abbie Sanctuary on the Dashbots.

Festival organiser Dr Evelyn Gray, from UHI’s STEM, team, said: “Inverness Science Festival aims to show that science is fun, and we hope everyone who took part in our in-person and online activities and lectures now feels inspired to learn more!

Lewis and Ewan Russell get creative building.
Lewis and Ewan Russell get creative building.

“We were delighted by the superb turnout at our Family Day, where hundreds of children enjoyed many hands-on opportunities to play with and investigate the wonderful world of science, technology, engineering and maths – thanks to all our volunteers who make this event possible.

Alastair Nichols on the Lego Mindstorm.
Alastair Nichols on the Lego Mindstorm.

"And it’s not over yet, there’s still time to take part in our bilingual Gaelic/ English Lamppost Scavenger Hunt throughout May on Bank Street and High Street, with all correct entries submitted having the chance to win a prize.”


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