Funding Boost for Science Festival

Orkney International Science Festival (OISF) has received a funding boost from EventScotland’s National Events Programme (Round 48), which will support events taking place from July to December 2023.

OISF, which runs from 7th to 13th of September and includes in-person and popular online events, is one of 23 public-facing events across 14 Local Authorities in Scotland to have received a share of £277,666.

Paul Bush OBE, Director of Events at VisitScotland, said:

“Our National Events Programme continues to play a crucial role in supporting Scotland’s event sector establish, develop and evolve a far-reaching range of sport and cultural events across the country. Having them in our calendar further strengthens Scotland’s place as the perfect stage for events.

“Events also provide a vital means to generate and distribute additional positive economic, social and cultural impacts across the country throughout the year.  They play an important role in our communities, enabling us all to connect, enjoy and share memorable experiences.”

A wide range of events throughout Scotland are being supported.

Aberdeen Mela – One World Day27 August
Beatson’s Building Supplies Mull Rally13-15 October
Crieff Highland Gathering20 August
Doonhame Festival21/ 22 July
Fringe by the Sea4-13 Aug
HebCelt13-16 July
Lammermuir Festival7-18 Sep
Leaving Home and Tattoo Metagama11/12 August
Nairn Book & Arts Festival30 Aug – 3 Sept
Oban Winter Festival17 – 26 Nov
Orkney International Science Festival7 – 13 Sept
Paisley Halloween Festival26 – 28 Oct
Party at the Palace12/ 13 Aug
Run the Blades14 – 16 July
Scottish Traditional Boat Festival30 June – 2 July
Scottish Wild Food Festival16/17 Sept
Stirling Science Festival10 – 14 Oct
Stirling’s HogmanayTBC
Stranraer Oyster Festival15-17 Sep
The Black Isle Show2/3 Aug
Tiree Music Festival7 – 9 July
Vogrie Pogrie Community Festival15-17 Sep
Youth Beatz1/ 2 July
front cover of the science festival programme includes a group of people silhouetted against the sky at the standing stones

Click on this link for the OISF programme

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