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Community Engagement

Making science accessible is a year-round commitment for Edinburgh Science. Our involvement in the community includes working with local centres and organisations to break down barriers and create more opportunities to engage with science. 

During our annual Science Festival this involves providing complimentary tickets and specialised events to partner organisations, including transport where possible, and delivering science shows with our busking bikes in areas that rank highly on the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation (SIMD).

With thanks to our community engagement supporters, including funding through the PLACE Programme, a partnership between the Scottish Government, the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh Festivals, supported and administered by Creative Scotland.

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Community Engagement Supporters






Throughout the summer and autumn, we bring our busking bikes to partner events, playschemes and children groups, alongside working with partners on bespoke events tailored to the community’s needs.

Year-round we engage with our Youth Consultation Group who help develop events and marketing to improve the Edinburgh Science Festival’s appeal to young adults. 

We are always open to developing partnerships with new communities around Edinburgh, however please note please note our calendar of events fills up fast and we prioritise specific areas each year. If you would like to get in touch, please email