The weather was great, the mood was buoyant, the signs were fantastic. There were around 600 people, both scientists and non-scientists. There were babies, children, parents, students, the young and old. There were also plenty of pups for science (see below).
|The march arrives at the Scottish Parliament, at the base of Arthur's Seat.|
As Dame Glover said: "we want to live in an age of reason."
At the end, a band struck up and the organisers talked everyone through the steps to several epic Scottish dances. The flying Scotsman, which was described as an extended metaphor for photons and light receptors in the eye, being possibly the most baffling to watch, let alone perform!
Anyway, I wanted to share some of the pictures from the day. Thank you to everyone who made it possible. I'm grateful to have been able to take part.
|Marching to parliament! (I'm in the teal coat) (Pic by Amelia Bain)|
|That's Alfred Russel, not William!|
|The bees, the bees!|
|Two pups for science. Coats read "Caution, lab test" and "Staffies dig science"|
|Swishing labcoats, great addition to any ceilidh.|
(All pics by me unless otherwise stated)