Edinburgh International Science Festival

REVIEW – Edinburgh City Sci-Quest, Science Festival

For our Edinburgh International Science Festival assignment today, our mini-Spotlight reporter enlisted the help of another intrepid friend and set out on an adventure using the Science Festival’s app “Edinburgh City Sci-Quest”.  You can set up an account by visiting the website for Edinburgh City Sci-Quest. There is an option to download the Android version of […]

REVIEW – Child visit to the City Art Centre / Science Festival

For young scientists, the centrepiece of the Edinburgh International Science Festival is to be found at the City Art Centre in Market Street where throughout the Festival, a series of workshops and activities is held. A top tip for visitors to the City Art Centre events is to book your chosen activity in advance. We […]

FEATURE – Pisces at the National Museum of Scotland / Edinburgh Science Festival

Suspended from the ceiling of the National Museum of Scotland’s Grand Gallery, Jason Hackenwerth’s leviathan art installation Pisces is visually stunning, arresting and — given that is made from over 10,000 balloons — playful. Created in situ over the course of the last week, Hackenwerth and his assistants have created a unique and ephemeral wonder […]

REVIEW – The Science Behind Dog Training, Science Festival


By Freda O’Byrne The title of the lecture was ‘The science behind dog training’ and consisted of two parts; the first consisted of a powerpoint presentation on the psychology behind different approaches to dog training and the second was a demonstration by the dog stars of  Auchinlay Dog Agility Group. The evening was enthusiastically, in […]

REVIEW – Breakfast at Edinburgh Zoo, Science Festival


An early morning family excursion for breakfast at Edinburgh Zoo By our family reviewer – Freda O’Byrne.  7.30 on Friday morning found my son and I welcomed through the gates of Edinburgh Zoo by Graham Catlow, Animal Project Design Officer.  The reason we were there so early in the day was because we had answered  […]

REVIEW – Child visit to City Art Centre/Science Festival


We are absolutely loving this year’s Science Festival.  After the amazing day of fun we had last year at the City Art Centre, our younger reviewers couldn’t wait to get back to experience all that this venue has to offer. By the McNaughtons Edinburgh’s City Art Centre is the main venue for the Edinburgh International […]

EVENT – First Foot in Edinburgh, 15th – 22nd April 2011

  Scotland’s Sustainable Living Week encourages us all to “do something different”. The First Foot is a brand new ‘way of life’ festival for Scotland, an independent event and partner of the Edinburgh International Science Festival will take place from 15th to 22nd April 2011. There’s a line up up of interesting eventsin Edinburgh, kicking off on […]

NEWS – Edinburgh International Science Festival launches 2011 programme

Edinburgh International Science Festival 9 – 22 April 2011  Packed programme launched this morning.   The Edinburgh International Science Festivaltoday launched a packed programme for 2011 where visitors can travel from outer space to the deepest depths of our oceans, join in a Guinness World Record Attempt, experience a new hands-on Chemistry exhibition, enjoy the BBC’s […]

REVIEW – Child visit to City Art Centre/Science Festival


Edinburgh Spotlight Recommended!

We have already highly recommended the Edinburgh Science Festival and another visit today with a mini Spotlight member proved to be a roaring success. We had pre booked 3 events, but managed to drop into a few others which require no booking.  First stop was in the ER workshop where the helpful staff explained all about […]