14/01/2013

Scottish Government Launches £200,000 Science Grant

Scottish science projects that aim to interest people of all ages and abilities can bid for funding to reach an even greater audience.

Talking Science grants aim to make science and scientific issues more accessible to communities across Scotland that may not have otherwise have had the chance. More than £200,000 is available in 2013-14.

Funding was awarded to the like of Archaeology Scotland, the John Muir Trust and Bute Astronomical Club in 2012-13 and it is hoped this year’s applicants will be able to emulate their success.

Minister for Science Dr Alasdair Allan said: "Talking Science grants are really about creating events that truly bring science to life for everyone.

"In the first round of awards the range of events supported included taking hands-on science exhibits to music festivals, opening up access to archaeological excavations and finding ways of making science exciting to very young children and teenagers to build what will hopefully be a lifelong interest."

(GK)

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