Dunbar Sci-Fest is back again with a packed programme

There's fun for all ages at this year's Dunbar SciFest.
There's fun for all ages at this year's Dunbar SciFest.

The very popular Dunbar SciFest returns to the town this weekend with another exciting, jam-packed programme.

SciFest is now in its sixth year and in 2015 the family-friendly festival worked with 149 different organisations, of which 124 delivered 372 individual activities to 10,629 people.

Dee Davison, Dunbar SciFest creator and creative director, said: “We are delighted that, despite the gales last year, our fantastic community science festival attracted more than 10,500 visitors to all of the events that took place during our 11-day programme and we’re thrilled that this year we have lots of new exciting events.”

This year’s festival kicks off with two different science ceilidhs for families in the Dunmuir Hotel.

The Dunbar SciFest 2016 Family Weekend is March 5-6 (10am-5pm both days) in the John Muir Campus of Dunbar Primary School and the Bleachingfield Centre. There are plenty of drop-in sessions, workshops and stage shows with storytelling and soft play for the under-fives.

A variety of workshops and stage shows will also be delivered within local schools from March 7-11, with adult programme evening events from March 9-13.