The Moray and Highlands Branch covers a large geographical area, from towns like Forres in Moray where we organise an annual Science & Ingenuity Fair, to the Orkney Island of North Ronaldsay, which we are assisting with a bid for international dark-skies status.

We try to cover as much of the area as we can, by car or plane. Our Travelling Scholars scheme which sought out the remotest places was a big success and we are hoping to take it further.

We have worked to develop the T-Exchange – the UK’s most northerly makerspace, based in the Moray Firth area. This monthly event provides a space for people to learn and work on technology projects, and a forum for sharing tools, equipment and ideas. Areas of particular interest include 3D printing, and the T-Exchange is also developing a new electronics course.

We have a strong collaborative link with Orkney International Science Festival, and every year take part in the Festival’s Family Day and visit Orkney schools.


Chair: Howie Firth
Treasurer: Alex Nidorfer

Contact details

Email: [email protected]