The ceremony was held on May 29 at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow. Glasgow Science Festival faced stiff competition from nine other finalists from across Scotland, including MugStock, Borders Book Festival and Belladrum Tartan Heart Festival.
Glasgow Science Festival takes place every June, involving hundreds of staff and students from the University of Glasgow and beyond. Most events are free to attend, with fun, hands-on science for schools, adults and all ages.
The festival is organised by director Dr Deborah McNeill, public engagement coordinator Dr Zara Gladman and adminstrator Donna Namyslak. Despite the small team, the festival engaged 46,507 people in 2017. The 2018 festival will run from June 7 to 17 and will feature everything from pub talks and yoga sessions to walking tours and large-scale family days.
Festival director Dr Deborah McNeill said: “We are delighted to receive this award, which recognises the incredibly hard work of our team and our many partner staff and volunteers. A huge thank you to the public for our nomination. The festival kicks off again on June 7 and we’re gearing up for another fantastic year of fun science for all.”