If you’re feeling a bit skint and sad you’re stuck in Scotland this Summer with no holiday plans, banish those blues and get involved with some of these events. We know you already know about the big ones like TRNSMT and the Merchant City Festival – but here are a few more events to keep you occupied over this (hopefully not too dreary) summer:
In the third lecture in the ‘Question of Perception’ lectures, Stephanie Boyle explains a little more about how our brains work with her talk on how brain imaging research is helping us understand both where in the brain – and by what method – information from the different senses is combined.
Currently studying for her Ph.D in Cognitive Neuroscience a the University of Glasgow, Stephanie says: “As a scientist, it’s an exciting topic because we are only beginning to scratch the surface of understanding how the brain may manage to do this, so there is a lot left to discover.”
After the lecture, from 6.30pm – 7.30 pm, you can explore the new Question of Perception exhibition on Floor One and if you’ve attended any of the Science Lates events (if not you really should), you’ll know how exciting it is to explore the Science Centre at night. Tickets cost £10.
The third annual West End Beer Festival kicks off on July 21, showcasing some of the finest craft breweries and gypsy brewers Scotland has to offer.
Taking place at Café Source Too, the festival will bring special guests, including Alechemy Brewing, Jaw Brew, Fallen Brewing Company, Grunting Growler, Up Front Brewing, WEST and Out of Town, plus others that are yet to be confirmed.
With three events (two 18+ events from 5pm – midnight on Friday 21 and Saturday 22 and the additional family friendly event on Saturday 22 July from 12pm – 4pm) packed full of live music, great food and obviously excellent beer, we’d recommend heading along – at the very least you’ll get a new commemorative festival glass and who doesn’t love a freebie?
Life is always more enjoyable when there’s a dog nearby (unless your allergic, in which case you should probably give this event a miss).
That’s why we’re very excited about the Dog Jog series, the unique 5K events that let you and your dog run a fairly relaxed 5K – although with loads of dogs around it could be mayhem – with no times and no pressure. You’ll get to meet lots of other dog owners in the area too and when you finish the jog you’ll receive a Doggy Bag packed with goodies for you and your dog, plus a Dog Jog collar keyring medal.
The event takes place at Bellahouston Park on 29 July and costs £12.99.
The UK’s biggest gaming festival Insomnia is working with Resonate festival for the first time to bring a huge gaming event to Scotland.
The action-packed show, which is at the SECC from 21-23 July, has plenty to keep gamers of all ages entertained with live interactive shows, games from all areas of the gaming spectrum, free play tournaments on console and PC offering prizes, panel talks with special guests, the chance to meet your favourite YouTube stars and the latest products and merchandise on offer in the thriving exhibition.
Although you could drive, if you really want to make the most of the first ever Milngavie Gin Festival we’d recommend making the 25-minute train journey from Glasgow instead on 22 July.
Held at The Finsbay Lane, the festival will feature talks from gin exerts, tasty food and obviously plenty of gin to sample. With the likes of Monkey 47, Gin Mare, Eden Mill, Botanist, Hendricks, Saffron Gin and many more on offer we’re sure all the gin lovers out there will be delighted with the wide range to choose from.