Powering the future in Craignish

The electricity generator exhibit, on tour with the Glasgow Science Centre.

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Glasgow Science Centre’s travelling exhibition is holding a free family day at Craignish Village Hall in Ardfern on Saturday August 20.

The centre is here on a two-day tour with its Powering the Future exhibit, looking at energy generation.

It is hosting another event the day before, Friday August 19, for pupils from primary schools including Kilmartin, Tayvallich, Glassary, Ardrishaig and Craignish.

A local organiser Cecile Mannion said: ‘My husband met the travelling exhibition guys from the Glasgow Science Centre during a sustainable industry conference he attended almost five years ago.

‘We discussed it and thought it would be a brilliant idea to get them to visit us on the west coast as most of the sustainable energy developments seem to be going on here.

‘We thought inspiring our children could improve employment opportunities for our local youngsters so they can be part of this fast growing industry.’

The design a wind turbine exhibit.

The Glasgow Science Centre said: ‘Energy underpins our modern lives but there are difficult choices to be made about how we will supply and use energy in the future. Is our energy affordable, secure and environmentally sustainable?

‘As you explore these interactive hands-on exhibits, you can explore our energy options – from how we can produce electricity and fuels to how we can be smarter with our use of energy. What would you do?

‘Join us on an exciting mission to explore how we could power transport in the future. In Future Fuels, you will learn about the types of energy sources, including fossil fuels and renewables, and the ways these can be harnessed for transportation.’

At the family day at the Craignish village hall on August 20, Glasgow Science Centre’s On Tour team will be running drop-in sessions with interactive Powering the Future exhibits and running Future Fuels Science shows at noon and 2.30pm.

Bea’s Kitchen will be open.

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The electricity generator exhibit, on tour with the Glasgow Science Centre.

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The design a wind turbine exhibit.