Tech a trip
Telephones and iPods will be among exhibits at the new Vamp;A at Dundee, due to open in 2015. The spectacular Japanese-designed riverside centre will feature designs and technology which have revolutionised daily life through the years. Scottish innovation will be a key part of the gallery displays. Schools can use a learning area to study design in action, exploring how objects are created and what their impact is.
A 3D experience allowing pupils to come "face to face" with medieval soldiers is being launched at a key historic site. The Battle of Bannockburn attraction will be part of a visitor centre planned for 2014. It will give visitors a chance to see how tactics used on the battlefield in 1314 shaped the future of Scotland.
An exhibition using some of Glasgow's museums collection celebrates the London Olympic Games. "Curious" aims to encourage cross-cultural understanding of people, Glasgow and its artefacts. Items including an Algerian water bottle and a Shetland butter churn have been chosen for the show at St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art.
The dark deeds of Burke and Hare have been re-enacted at Jedburgh Castle Jail. The dramatic psychological crime thriller, Burke, by Caroline Dunford, was staged earlier this month in the historic building. The play focused on the mind of Burke as he awaited trial for the atrocities which made him and his partner in crime two of Scotland's most notorious killers.
Record numbers of pupils have visited Glasgow Science Centre in the past year. Some 65,500 schoolchildren came to the educational attraction between August 2010 and July this year.