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Maths Week Scotland 2023: What's On for Families?

We are delighted to be offering a big programme of family activities again for this year's Maths Week Scotland (25 September - 1 October), and particularly to have so many libraries on board helping us to expand Maths Week events to some of the more rural areas. There's something for all ages, including for pre-schoolers on weekday mornings, for school aged children and families on weekday afternoons and our big family weekend, and even for adult learners.

Check out our day-by-day listings below to find out what's on each day, or hop over to our handy events map to quickly see what events are happening closest to you. We will be updating this, as new events come in, so please keep checking.

MATHS WEEK EVENTS

PLEASE NOTE: The 'Maths Inside' photography competition deadline has been extended to Monday 16 October.

Saturday 23 September

In-person

East Lothian

Edinburgh

Highland

North Lanarkshire

  • 10am – 4pm: Family Maths Trail at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge (free)

Stirling

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Sunday 24 September

In-person

East Lothian

Edinburgh

North Lanarkshire

  • 10am – 4pm: Family Maths Trail at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge (free)

Stirling

Online

Monday 25 September

In-person

Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire

  • 10:30am - 11am: Bookbug with Maths at Fraserburgh Library (free; booking required) - SOLD OUT
  • 2pm - 3pm: Maths in Motion with TechFest at Aberdeen Central Children's Library (free; booking required)

Argyll & Bute

  • 10:30am – 4:30pm: Auchindrain Maths at Auchindrain Township Museum (included in admission)

East Lothian

Edinburgh

Fife

Highland

Moray

North Lanarkshire

  • 10am – 4pm: Family Maths Trail at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge (free)

Scottish Borders

  • 9:30am - 5pm: Crack the Code at the Great Tapestry of Scotland, Galashiels (included in admission)
Stirling

Online

Tuesday 26 September

In-person

Aberdeenshire

Angus

Argyll & Bute

  • 10:30am – 4:30pm: Auchindrain Maths at Auchindrain Township Museum (included in admission)

East Lothian

Edinburgh

Highland

Moray

North Lanarkshire

  • 10am – 4pm: Family Maths Trail at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge (free)

Orkney Islands

Scottish Borders

  • 9:30am - 5pm: Crack the Code at the Great Tapestry of Scotland, Galashiels (included in admission)
Stirling

Online

Wednesday 27 September

In-person

Aberdeenshire

Argyll & Bute
  • 10:30am – 4:30pm: Auchindrain Maths at Auchindrain Township Museum (included in admission)
East Lothian
Edinburgh

Fife

Highland

Moray

North Lanarkshire

  • 10am – 4pm: Family Maths Trail at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge (free)

Orkney Islands

Scottish Borders

  • 9:30am - 5pm: Crack the Code at the Great Tapestry of Scotland, Galashiels (included in admission)
West Lothian
Stirling

Online

Thursday 28 September

In-person

Aberdeenshire

  • 10am - 10:30am: Bookbug with Maths at Aboyne Library (free; booking required)
  • 10:30am - 11am: Bookbug with Maths at Newmachar Library (free; booking required) - SOLD OUT
  • 10:30am - 11am: Bookbug with Maths at Westhill Library (free; booking required)

Argyll & Bute

  • 10:30am – 4:30pm: Auchindrain Maths at Auchindrain Township Museum (included in admission)

East Lothian

Edinburgh

Fife
Highland

Moray

North Lanarkshire

  • 10am – 4pm: Family Maths Trail at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge (free)

Orkney Islands

Scottish Borders

  • 9:30am - 5pm: Crack the Code at the Great Tapestry of Scotland, Galashiels (included in admission)
Stirling

Online

Friday 29 September

In-person

Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire

  • 9:30am - 10am: Bookbug with Maths at Inverurie Library (free; booking required)
  • 10am - 10:30am: Bookbug with Maths at Banchory Library (free; booking required)
  • 10:30am - 11:am: Bookbug with CityMoves at Aberdeen Central Children's Library (free; booking required)
  • 10:30am - 11am: Bookbug with Maths at Balmedie Library (free; booking required) - SOLD OUT
  • 12:15pm - 12:45pm: Bookbug with Maths at Westhill Library (free; booking required)

Argyll & Bute

  • 10:30am – 4:30pm: Auchindrain Maths at Auchindrain Township Museum (included in admission)

East Lothian

Edinburgh

Fife
Highland
Moray

Orkney Islands

North Lanarkshire
  • 10am – 4pm: Family Maths Trail at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge (free)
Scottish Border
  • 9:30am - 5pm: Crack the Code at the Great Tapestry of Scotland, Galashiels (included in admission)
Stirling

Online

Saturday 30 September

In-person

Argyll & Bute

  • 10:30am – 4:30pm: Auchindrain Maths at Auchindrain Township Museum (included in admission)

East Lothian

Edinburgh

Fife

Highland

Moray

North Ayrshire

  • 10am - 12pm: Nautical Numbers Family Event at Eglinton Country Park, Irvine (free; pre-booking essential) - SOLD OUT
  • 12:30pm - 2:30pm: Nautical Numbers Family Event at Eglinton Country Park, Irvine (free; pre-booking essential) - SOLD OUT

North Lanarkshire

  • 10am – 4pm: Family Maths Trail at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge (free)
  • 12pm - 3pm: Map Attack! at North Lanarkshire Heritage Centre, Motherwell (free)

Scottish Borders

  • 9:30am - 5pm: Crack the Code at the Great Tapestry of Scotland, Galashiels (included in admission)
Stirling

Online

Sunday 1 October

In-person

Argyll & Bute

  • 10:30am – 4:30pm: Auchindrain Maths at Auchindrain Township Museum (included in admission)

East Lothian

Edinburgh

Fife

Moray

North Lanarkshire

  • 10am – 4pm: Family Maths Trail at Summerlee Museum of Scottish Industrial Life, Coatbridge (free)

Scottish Borders

  • 9:30am - 5pm: Crack the Code at the Great Tapestry of Scotland, Galashiels (included in admission)
Stirling

Online

BEYOND MATHS WEEK

Year Round Events

Whilst the majority of our events take place during Maths Week itself, we do also have events that happen throughout the rest of the year, so do keep checking our events page for any updates. Some things to look forward to include:

  • Monthly drop-in maths activity sessions for families in Grantown on Spey from October 2023 until February 2024 (free)
  • Family maths activities at the Museum of Scottish Fire Heritage in Edinburgh during the October half term holidays (free)

Online Activities

If you enjoy doing fun maths activities together as a family, we also have a big archive of online resources with maths inspired games, puzzles, and art & craft activities to do at home. You can browse them all on our Family Activities page.

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