Published on 13 August 2018
A flight training simulator, which has recently been installed in Dundee, will meet exacting new global standards required by the airline industry, helping tackle the worldwide shortage of pilots.
Flight training organisation Tayside Aviation has recently made a £300,000 investment in the future of its students, in order to enhance the training standard of its courses and future-proof its training offering. The Alsim ALX simulator is part funded by a £80,000 Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) grant from Scottish Enterprise.
Published on 7 August 2018
Just weeks after unveiling the outcome of a £2M fundraising campaign, in the form of a new exhibition and science learning suite, Dundee Science Centre has secured £1.45M to transform the visitor attraction into an even more accessible community hub.
The Inspiring Science Fund is co-funded by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and Wellcome. The scheme supports science centres to re-think what they do, and what they offer to the public. Dundee Science Centre is currently fundraising for an additional £340K to reach its ambitious targets.
The news comes hot on the heels of the re-opening of the top floor following an ambitious redevelopment which doubled the upper floor space through a mezzanine extension, now housing the Medical Marvels exhibition and much improved facilities for the Science Learning Institute.
Published on 4 August 2018
From using warty toads and shaved chickens to cure the Bubonic Plague to putting dried smallpox scabs up noses to create immunity, a fascinating family show underway in Dundee is exploring some of the weirdest medical myths and mysteries over the ages.
Complementing Dundee Science Centre’s new Medical Marvels exhibition, which opened exactly one month ago, the ‘Medical Myths and Mysteries’ show is wowing audiences with unsavoury (but true) tales of how doctors used to deal with the sick, compared to kinder, modern day methods.
Published on 31 July 2018
A quartet of high-flying accountancy staff have smashed their fundraising target after jumping out of a plane for charity.
After three postponements due to weather challenges, the thrill-seeking team from EQ Chartered Accountants were finally given the go-ahead to exit the aircraft 10,000 feet above the ground at Fife Airport in Glenrothes on Tuesday 24 July 2018.
Published on 18 July 2018
A Dundee community project is working towards ‘ambitious targets’ as it steps up a gear after winning almost £35,000 National Lottery funding.
Kindred Clothing, a project created by and for young parents participating in the wider ‘Bringing Up Baby’ group, has just embarked on a new six week block, welcoming new and former parents how to sew their own clothes during Scotland’s ‘Year of Young People’.
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