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Minerva Scientifica – Echoes from Ben Lawers. Singing the Science of Scottish Women

Date(s) - 22/09/2018
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Minerva Scientifica          -     Echoes from Ben Lawers

Patron – Judith Weir (Master of the Queen’s Music)

Singing the Science of Scottish Women


“A powerful collaboration between science, music and theatre” The List

Sarah Watts an Ecologist working at Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve with the National Trust for Scotland is helping to improve the environment for wild growing plants, while Dr Audrey Litterick is helping improve soil for agriculture. Killin Community Choir and an unusual group of musician-scientists are making music about their work with composer Frances M Lynch.

Frances M Lynch (Composer) with Margaret Cameron (BBC  Singers) and local scientist Sarah Watts (National Trust) rehearse a new piece with Killin Community Choir about Herbs and Ladders! (2)


Here is Frances with Margaret Cameron (BBC  Singers) and local scientist Sarah Watts (National Trust) rehearsing with Killin Community Choir

Meanwhile at Killin Primary school a group of children will be finding out why Beatrix Potter came to their area to study fungi, and how Perthshire Marine Engineer, Victoria Drummond, became a hero during WW2.

They will come together for a professional performance at The Big Shed including works from “Scottish Superwomen of Science” which received 5 star reviews at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017. Performers include Margaret Cameron of the BBC Singers and Internationally acclaimed singer Frances M Lynch.

The performance will be British Sign Language Interpreted and has Integrated Audio Description and an accompanying Touch Tour.

Visit for more music, science and fascinating stories about the women involved


Admission will be on the door by donation – we suggest £5 -£10 for adults and £2 – £5 for children.  


ECHOES – Minerva Scientifica is touring Scotland until the end of 2019. The project is supported by the National Lottery through Creative Scotland and by the Hope Scott Charitable Trust.