Glasgow Science Festival gets underway today (Thursday, June 6).
There will be activities in venues across the city until June 16. The programme includes a number of events to celebrate the life and legacy of James Watt, including:
- an exhibition on Watt at the University of Glasgow;
- the James Watt Print Show in the Merchant City; and
- a city centre tour, starting off at the Watt statue in George Square (pictured above).
Dr Deborah McNeill, director of the Glasgow Science Festival, said: “Our 2019 theme, ‘Glasgow STEAMS Ahead’, is a nod to the legacy of James Watt, but also the fantastic Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics and Social Science that keeps Scotland innovative today.
“This year we’re delighted to bring the festival to new places including the Govan Stones, Trongate 103 and even the circus!
“There’s something for all ages and as always, most events are free. Whether you’re a festival regular or a first-timer, we look forward to seeing you this month.”