Eureka, Inverness has found it! – Inverness Science Festival

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With a rapidly growing industry within the sciences, Inverness is a city that has a lot to offer! With the recent success of the Inverness Science Festival, we give you an insight into what sort of activities you and your family can look forward to next year!

Designed for both adults and children, the Inverness Science Festival is delivered by the Highland Archive Centre. Dedicated to inspiring individuals, the festival offers an insight into the local scientific projects and an array of hands-on, interactive workshops – perfect for keeping the kids engaged!

This year, crowds were treated to inspiring talks by leading DNA consultant and Genealogist, Alisdair Macdonald, who shared his insights on tracing ancestry and how understanding genealogy is key to progressing your family tree research.

In addition to this, local garden centre, Simpsons, showcased a truly lovely exhibition, illustrating the need for insects, offering spectators the rare opportunity to observe insects through a microscope. Brew at the Bog was also another event spectacular – featuring a whole bunch of festival-themed experiments and audience participation was necessary! Participants were hands on, taking part in events such as a competition to determine who could make the best model aeroplane.

 Visiting the Inverness Science Festival and other events

As an expanding hub of technology and science, the Scottish Highlands are set to welcome a new era of scientists, engineers and mathematicians! The Inverness Science Festival provides the perfect opportunity to deliver science in a way that’s easy to digest – outside the confines of a classroom.

As a major cultural destination, visitors to the city have more than just the Inverness Science festival to look forward to. With new dance festivals such as Groove Inverness and Gentlemen of the Road on their way to Inverness and the neighbouring areas, it may be high time to book one of our special offers and get in on the action before anybody else.