Half-term at the National Museum of Flight

Looking for things to occupy young people over the next week or so? Then the whole family may like going to the Museum of Flight.

Set on one of the best-preserved Second World War airfields in the UK, half-term activities will bring this extraordinary history to life with costumed interpreters and genuine military flying equipment from the period. Families can also explore the site with the new Family Satchels containing puzzles and activities to enjoy together, before discovering the Museum’s historic hangars filled with fascinating aircraft and interactive displays. 

Steve McLean, General Manager at the National Museum of Flight, said: “As one of Scotland’s best days out, the National Museum of Flight is the perfect destination for families this half-term. We are delighted to be able to offer these free activities thanks to the generous support of players of People’s Postcode Lottery and I hope our young visitors will enjoy learning about life at East Fortune during the Second World War.”

The National Museum of Flight, East Fortune Airfield, East Fortune. Picture by Stewart Attwood

Valentine’s Day suggestions

We have a few suggestions for you to show your love how much they mean to you. Just follow this search here – be sure that it is the 2024 articles you read however as there are many other suggestions from previous years.

Valentine’s Day here.

New restaurant has opened at Assembly Rooms

Read more about the newest restaurant in town here.

Fancy being a volunteer at Pleasance this summer?

Pleasance are looking for 200 people to join them and help out on a voluntary basis from Friday 26th July to Wednesday 28th August.

The Pleasance explain that their Festival Volunteer Programme “provides a platform for people of all backgrounds and ages to hone their skills in the creative industries by playing a key role in the daily operation of the Pleasance’s Fringe venues, at the centre of the largest arts festival in the world”. 

Volunteers are crucial to the daily operations at Pleasance’s three venues with 33 performance spaces.

Roles are available in Technical, Guest, Industry and Marketing departments; each role involves genuine responsibilities with support from team members already working in the industry. 

Apply here.

Our February issue

Our February issue is out now. With more on Stephen Rafferty’s exclusive story about Chief Constable Jo Farrell revealed in our centre spread and our new columnist to entertain you with news of all the theatre you must see, we are pleased with this month’s issue. We hope you like it too.

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