Bealtaine Festival of Outdoor Science: Celebrate our Living Earth runs this year from the 18th to the 26th of May. This year the programme is  expanding to include both International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22nd and a new addition, Fascination of Plants Day on May 18th.

Both days celebrate the importance of the world around us: International Day for Biological Diversity celebrates the diversity of life all around us with the aim of making us think about how we can protect it. There are several events running this year linked to theme of the year, which is Water and Biodiversity. The second major day of the event, is Fascination of Plants Day. This day focuses on the importance of plant life - as a resource, a focus for research and focal point for recreation. For full programme of events, visit the festival's website.