Bute groups urged to join in science festival fun

How to build a rocket - just one of the fascinating aspects of the Middle of Scotland Science Festival.
How to build a rocket - just one of the fascinating aspects of the Middle of Scotland Science Festival.

Bute businesses and community groups are being encouraged to take part in the Middle of Scotland Science Festival when it comes to Rothesay next month.

The free event takes place at the Pavilion on Saturday, June 20, and will feature a host of scientific exhibits, including a portable - though still substantial - planetarium.

Dr Jane Magill from the University of Glasgow, one of the event’s organisers, told The Buteman last month that she was keen to hear from community organisations and local businesses who might like to demonstrate their own scientific links by taking a free stall at the festival.

If you’re interested in taking part, drop an email to janemagill@societyofbiology.org.

The festival’s organisers will also be visiting Rothesay Joint Campus on Friday, June 19 to present a show on ‘superhero science’ to the island’s primary pupils and one on ‘zombie science’ for pupils at Rothesay Academy.

Senior secondary pupils will also have a chance to attend a talk on the origins and development of humanity, led by Professors Martin Hendry and Kevin O’Dell, also from the University of Glasgow, while there will be a talk for members of the public on the Friday evening, details of which have still to be announced.

MoSSFest, as it’s known, is supported by the Scottish Government, and major contributing partners include Society of Biology and University of Glasgow