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2019 Key numbers
Feb24

2019 Key numbers

  Click here to see the infographic and for further info, check out our 2 page ‘Festival Overview’   2 page overview              ...

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SCIENCE ALIVE -SAT 19 OCT
Oct18

SCIENCE ALIVE -SAT 19 OCT

It may be the last day of the festival but Science Alive is definitely one of the highlights, so get your science on and come along to explore all things life sciences. You might event get to make some science art and some sweetie DNA!  NEW SHOW ALERT – We also have a newly added show “Who am I?” exploring how closely related  humans are to the rest of the animal kingdom, including bats and fruits flies! With lots of...

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KEEP CALM.. and go to IKEA
Oct15

KEEP CALM.. and go to IKEA

ON WEDNESDAY 16 OCT  – We will be taking over the IKEA showroom with a host of FREE activities for all the family exploring our brains, what stresses them out and how to keep them healthy! Singing is great for your mental health, and great fun! The Edinburgh Rock Choir will be performing at the front of the store at 11am and 12pm…. Complete the step count challenge (there’s a reward if you can!) Explore emotions with...

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Apple Pressing and Jam making
Oct12

Apple Pressing and Jam making

What better way to embrace Autumn than by celebrating some if it’s best offerings – namely apples and blackberries. Come along to Midlothian Community Hospital Garden to press your own apples into juice (we will have some applies, but are encouraging people to bring their own) We will also be showing you how to make jam too. Mmmm Mmmmm –  no need to book – just turn up On Tuesday 15 October between 1pm –...

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Blast from the Past – Science Gala Day
Oct10

Blast from the Past – Science Gala Day

A great family event for all ages from 3-99 years!  Come along the National Mining Museum in Newtongrange for our BLAST FROM THE PAST science gala day on MONDAY 14 OCT, 11am – 3pm. Plasma Balls, Steam Engines, Science Fiction, Medical Instruments and lots more to explore … This event is completely FREE to attend (you do not need to pay admission to the museum).   BLAST FROM THE...

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Colour Run – Entries closing soon
Oct08

Colour Run – Entries closing soon

Our Family 2K colour run is taking place this Sunday (13 Oct) at Dandrhall Miners AFC. There are still some places available –  online entry will close at The Colour run is part of our Feel Good Science event in Danderhall Miners Club  – with lots of activities and challenges from Glasgow Science Centre and Napier University’s Sport Science department. A great, colourful, active family day out!   COLOUR RUN INFO...

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AGM – Monday 21 Oct
Oct07

AGM – Monday 21 Oct

We have rescheduled our AGM to take place immediately after the festival. Date: Monday 21 Oct Time: 9:30am – 10:30am Location: Room 2901, JCMB, Kings Buildings, UoE JCMB map The AGM is open to all to attend. Hot drinks and croissants will be available from 9am. We will be wrapping up and agreeing the 2018 report and finances and electing new Directors.   If you would like to come along, please email: claire.jellema@ed.ac.uk...

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For Grown Ups too
Sep09

For Grown Ups too

Did you know that alongside all our events for children and families we have a whole host of events just for grown ups too! whilst of course we do still have a few talks and discussion in the programme,  we also have an ‘Escape Room’, Ice Cream Making, guided walks & hikes and various crafty events too… (ever knitted a neuron? probably not!) Have a look at our events just for grown ups and come along to something...

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Festival Passports are back
Sep09

Festival Passports are back

Back by popular demand our ‘Festival passports’ will be available to pick up from all Midlothian Libraries from the 5th Oct and from our bigger science gala day events too. Collect different stamps as you attend different events and if you collect 4+ stamps you can pop in to any library to collect a certificate! But there will be approx 10 different stamps available to collect. We have a limited number of passports so...

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Online booking live at 10am on Tues 17 Sept
Sep09

Online booking live at 10am on Tues 17 Sept

Hopefully you’ll have had a good look through the programme already and have highlighted, circled or listed ALL the events you want to come along to this year. So the next step is booking your spot! Event that are bookable online will open at 10am on Tuesday 17 September.  Whilst we here at MSF HQ are very proud that over 90% of our events are free to attend, please remember that any tickets you book do have a cost. Our...

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2019 Programme NOW AVAILABLE
Sep09

2019 Programme NOW AVAILABLE

From Tuesday 10 September Our 2019 programme will be available! All primary school children across Midlothian will receive a copy via their school to bring home. You can pick up copies in all Midlothian libraries, leisure centre’s, community hubs and various other community venues too. You can download the programme here or you can browse and search for events on our website too. Event booking will open on Tuesday 17 September....

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AGM 2019
Jun07

AGM 2019

Our AGM will be taking place on Thursday 27 June starting at 7pm – 8pm, at Loanhead Library, George Avenue, EH20 9LA   The AGM is open to anyone who is interested in knowing a little bit more about the festival.   Sweet treats and  refreshments will be available.       ...

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Deadline Extended
May08

Deadline Extended

We have extended the deadline for submitting an event or idea for this years festival. The new deadline is Friday 24 May, 12noon. we’re accepting drop-in activities for our family friendly science gala day and also stand-alone events for older children, young adults and older people too.  More information can be found...

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Call for Events and Ideas now OPEN
Apr24

Call for Events and Ideas now OPEN

Here at MSF HQ we are already in the throes of pulling together the start of events and event ideas to create our 2019 programme. We’re already excited to see what might come in from our call for events and ideas – from firm favorites to seeing what new and exiting activities and events are offered…   Contributors and participants  – If you would like to submit an event / activity / idea for this years...

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Get involved in YOUR Festival
Mar18

Get involved in YOUR Festival

New for 2019 we want to get more local individuals and groups involved in our festival from the very start! We would like  local people and community groups to volunteer with us, to help with festival planning, event development and management and various other behind the scenes roles too. OPEN TO ALL TO GET INVOLVED! You can suggest an event for us to run with you group, create an event (with our support) for your local community,...

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Join our Volunteer Creative Team
Mar13

Join our Volunteer Creative Team

Want to gain first-hand experience of Festival and Event Management? Applications for our Volunteer Creative Team are now open. Deadline for application: Wednesday 27 March 2019, 5pm As part of  the team, you’ll have the opportunity to gain experience of what goes on behind the scenes from working with local people/groups, event development, programme planning, partnership working and marketing & communications and then during the...

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2018 – that a wrap!
Jan07

2018 – that a wrap!

2018 once again saw the Midlothian Science Festival continue to grow with over 8000 people taking part across both the schools and public programme. As a charity we rely very much on and are incredibly grateful to all the organisations and individuals who support us. We are a very small team of 1 part-time paid Festival Manager,  10 Creative Team Volunteers, 6 Committee Members and 5 Directors and over 500 volunteers! 2018 saw us work...

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Science Fun at Penicuik Christmas Lights
Jan07

Science Fun at Penicuik Christmas Lights

We had a blast at Penicuik’s Christmas Lights switch on! bringing a little bit of festive science to the proceedings…. we made over 100 glitter density tubes and received some excellent aerodynamically improved designs to Santa’s sleigh with the help of some some rheoscopic fluid spinning disks for inspirations! Lovely to see lots of cheery and festive folk! Thanks so much for inviting us Penicuik.  ...

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2019 Festival Dates
Jan07

2019 Festival Dates

We are delighted to confirm the dates for this year’s Midlothian Science Festival will be:   Saturday 5 Oct – Saturday 19 Oct 2019 (Schools week – Mon 7 – Fri 11 Oct 2019) News coming soon on: Working with Midlothian communities and local groups Volunteer opportunities – As part of our committee, creative team or events team Our 2019 ‘Call for...

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Colour Run photos now LIVE
Jan07

Colour Run photos now LIVE

Did you take part in our Family Colour Run event at Loanhead Library? Make sure you check out all the photos on our facebook page. We had near 450 runners across the two waves! A huge thank you to all the volunteers involved and to the team of Police Scotland Youth Volunteers whom helped marshal and colour throw on the...

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