Glasgow Science Festival wins Best Scottish Festival award

Issued: Wed, 30 May 2018 16:26:00 BST

Glasgow Science Festival has been awarded Best Scottish Festival at the annual Scottish Hospitality Awards. The ceremony took place on 29 May at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow.

The festival faced stiff competition from nine other finalists from across Scotland including MugStock, Borders Book Festival and Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival.

Glasgow Science Festival takes place every June, involving hundreds of staff and students from the University of Glasgow and beyond. Most events are free to attend, with fun, hands-on science for Schools, Adults and All Ages.

The festival is organised by Festival Director Dr Deborah McNeill, Public Engagement Co-ordinator Dr Zara Gladman and Administrator Donna Namyslak. Despite this small team, the festival has an impressive reach and engaged 46,507 people in 2017.

The 2018 festival will run from 7-17 June and features everything from pub talks and yoga sessions to walking tours and large-scale family days.

Festival Director, Dr Deborah McNeill said: “We are delighted to receive this award, which recognises the incredibly hard work of our team and our many partner staff and volunteers. A huge thank you to the public for our nomination. The science festival kicks off again on 7 June and we’re gearing up for another fantastic year of fun science for all.”

For more information on this year’s Glasgow Science Festival, please visit: Glasgow Science Festival  

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