Beltane Celebrates TEN years

Thank you to everyone who came to celebrate the Beltane Network’s ten year anniversary at our Annual Gathering on 13 June. It was great to see so many collaborators who have been involved across the Network’s breadth of projects.

During the course of the evening the results of the afternoon’s inaugural Beltane Sparks competition were announced, and it was good to hear about the enthusiasm of all the researchers involved.

We heard about the areas which the Beltane Network has been involved in over the past ten years, with a Cabinet of Curiosity showcasing ten key projects including the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas, Facilitation and Dialogue training workshop, Bright Club, Soapbox Science, Scotland’s Futures Forum, Beltane Breakfasts and Twilights, embedding public engagement teams in the partner universities, the Beltane Fellows, Explorathon and public engagement awards.

We were particularly delighted to involved some of the partner universities’ community partners: the evening took place at the Grassmarket Community Project; the wonderful cake was provided by the Broomhouse Community Centre and we were pleased to welcome a number of other collaborators.

The wine engagement activity was facilitated by WineTubeMap, an initiative set up by Queen Margaret University alumni Nikki Welch.

A brilliant Beltane Gathering – I thought it was excellent!