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Science Festival comes to Biggar

28 June 2017

An exciting new Science Festival is due to take place in Biggar over two days in September 2017, thanks to support from the Infinis Glenkerie Community Fund.

The festival, which is open to all age groups, will include an indoor “science gala” and a “mad lab” electronics workshop. There will also be an outdoor day, offering a variety of sessions, including Forest Schools' activities, soil testing, drone displays and a demonstration of the physics of golf.

Janet Moxley from the Biggar Science Festival said, “We are delighted to receive this funding from the Infinis Glenkerie Community Fund. This is the first time we have run a Science Festival in Biggar, and are currently developing the programme. This funding will help us to run a wide range of activities which should appeal to the whole community.”

The Biggar Little Festival also received an award of £12,960 over two years towards the cost of a part time administrator, without this paid administrative support the festival would not be the success it is today.

Launched in 2014, Infinis Glenkerie Wind Farm Community Fund supports groups and small charities within a 15 km radius of the Glenkerie Wind Farm, which includes parts of Scottish Borders and South Lanarkshire.

A funding pot of at least £57,200 per year (rising in line with inflation) is available for the operating life of the Glenkerie Wind Farm, expected to be 25 years. The fund has been provided by Infinis, the developer and operator of the wind farm.

The next round of funding closes for applications on Monday 25th September 2017. Grant application forms are available to download 


Notes to Editors

• Decisions on grant awards are made by the Infinis Glenkerie Community Fund Panel, whose membership is drawn from the Upper Tweed Community Council and wider community.
• Foundation Scotland has been appointed by Infinis to administer the Community Fund.
• For more information about the fund visit the Foundation Scotland website; contact Foundation Scotland on 01557 814927 or email

For more information please contact Jacqui Morris, Foundation Scotland Tel: 0141 341 4960


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