The science of creation: Scotland's sightseeing spoils

Dolly the Sheep, Falkirk Wheel and Forth Rail Bridge amongst the highlights

The science of creation: Scotland's sightseeing spoils

The word ‘creative’ doesn’t often conjure up a vision of science and technology, but Scotland has long been renowned for innovative ideas and what better year to shout about it than in the Year of Creative Scotland.

Who created the world’s first cloned mammal, Dolly the Sheep? And who was behind the fascinating mechanics of the world’s first, and only, rotating boat lift, The Falkirk Wheel? Scotland, of course! There are feats of science and technology to be seen across the country, from the Forth Rail Bridge in South Queensferry to Preston Mill and Phantassie Doocot in East Lothian.

See Scotland in a whole new light at one of four Camera Obscuras in Edinburgh, Kirriemuir, Dumfries and Cairngorm. Great places to celebrate our country’s innovation include Glasgow Science Centre, Sensation Science Centre in Dundee and the Stratosphere Satrosphere Centre in Aberdeen.

Year of Creative Scotland is helping to spotlight, celebrate and promote Scotland’s cultural and creative strengths on a world stage. Find out all that this special year has to offer at


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