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Science Festival Press Office

For any media queries please contact The Corner Shop PR at or call +44 (0)131 226 0014.

Accreditation and tickets

When will the 2017 Festival programme be announced?
The 2017 Festival dates are 1–16 April 2017 and the Festival programme will be launched on Thursday 16 February.

How do I get a Press Pass for the Festival?
All journalists need to pre-register to receive press accreditation, even if it’s just 24 hours before an event. Please email us with your name, email address, mobile telephone number, publication and position or commission and we will prepare a press pass for you. A press pass allows entry to the main Edinburgh International Science Festival venues but does not permit entry into any ticketed events, they are arranged separately.

How do I get tickets to events?
Once you receive your accreditation confirmation, you will be sent a ticket request form – please complete this and return to us and we will organise your ticket requests.

We recognise that many of our events are designed for children so please let us know if you want to bring your children or be guardian to a friend’s child to see how they enjoy and interact with the event. Please specify the child’s age so we can advise on the most suitable events.

Photography and Filming

How do I get photographs of events?

We have a library of high resolution Edinburgh International Science Festival images – please contact us for details.

We welcome freelance photographers but a press pass needs to be arranged in advance. Photocalls for specific events will be arranged daily, and an email invitation will be sent out to all registered photographers 24 hours in advance. If you wish to be added to this email list, please email us with your contact details.

How do I arrange interviews with scientists and participants?

Contact the Press Office with all requests to interview scientists, participants and staff at the 2017 Edinburgh International Science Festival.

Can I film or record events? 

This may be possible for some events, with the permission of the participants. Please contact us and we will do everything we can to facilitate your request.