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Start-Ups: Shaping Scotland's Future

Investing in start-ups means much more than money

Biodiversity: Spotlight on Scotland

Scotland's biodiversity science: uniquely special and leading edge


Gravitational Waves - The Cosmic Detectives

How scientists in Scotland helped discover gravitational waves

Innovation Centres: Connecting the Future

In Autumn 2014, Science Scotland 16 introduced the eight newly-created Scottish Innovation Centres. Now, two years on, this latest Issue reports on where the eight centres are now

 Science Scotland 19 - Summer 2016

Focus on the RSE Young Academy of Scotland

In this edition of Science Scotland, the strengths of the Young Academy of Scotland are illustrated by the wide range of examples of multidisciplinary approaches and collaborations by the YAS members ...

Computational Science & Engineering

This issue of Science Scotland highlights the diversity and quality of computational work going on in Scotland. And we have only started to realise the unique power of computational science and engineering to generate economic impact at the same time as world-leading research results.

Scottish Innovation Centres

The eight new Innovation Centres profiled in this special issue of Science Scotland are a welcome initiative, backed by a significant investment, which will hopefully breathe new life into traditional industries


Marine Science: Making waves

Most of us in Scotland find ourselves attracted to the sea and can reach the coast quite easily, so it is no surprise that Scottish history and culture are closely interwoven with maritime development and exploitation of marine resources.

Inside geoscience

The 'modern' study of the Earth  began in Scotland, and one name and work are irrevocably associated with that ”new” science: James Hutton and his Theory of the Earth, first published by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in the 1780s. This issue of Science Scotland confirms that the geosciences continue to play a major role in Scottish science, society and the economy ....

The Business of Biomedicine

Scotland's universities have a long tradition of excellence in biomedical and life sciences research. This issue highlights how this expertise has underpinned the development of many innovative Scottish biomedical companies, turning exciting ideas into new drugs and other pharmaceutical solutions, which have major international impact.

Knowledge Transfer in Engineering and Informatics

This issue of Science Scotland is dedicated to highlighting engineering and informatics successes where Scotland-based research, technology or new knowledge has transferred into successful innovative companies.

The search for new drugs

If there is one thing we can be sure of, it is that the human population will continue to suffer from disease and that we will need new, smarter, more tailored drugs to treat them.

This issue of Science Scotland focuses on searching for new drugs to improve treatment of existing diseases, as well as to explore opportunities of addressing treatment of diseases which have suffered from lack of attention up until now.



This issue of Science Scotland focuses on some of the research challenges for Computing Science and Informatics, and advances made by researchers in these areas across Scotland.

The main focus of the issue is on the Scottish Informatics and Computing Science Alliance (SICSA), a collaboration of over 200 researchers in Scottish Universities.

The last two articles cover advances in two other, related organisations: the Edinburgh Parallel Computing Centre (EPCC) and the Scottish Bioinformatics Forum (SBF).

Towards a Greener Future

This issue of Science Scotland highlights several very different projects which promise to contribute to a more energy-friendly future and reduce CO2 emissions – in Scotland and beyond.


Life Sciences: SULSA under the microscope

There is no doubt that the advances in life sciences will be crucial for providing us with the tools to overcome the great challenges that we face in the 21st Century to secure a healthy, prosperous and sustinable future. Scotland has great strengths in the life sciences .....





Electronics in Scotland is a vibrant and dynamic industry, and a significant contributor to the Scottish economy. It also offers exciting career opportunities for recent graduates in engineering, maths and physics.


There is nothing more compelling than a visual image and it is no coincidence that the most massive processing system in the human brain is the visual cortex.


Energy policies and solutions for the future must meet the needs of a global population that continues to make increasing demands on diminishing energy resources, whilst seeking to limit environmental impact


This issue of Science Scotland, a showcase for Scotland’s scientific creative talent, illustrates well how the contest to sequence the human genome was a race to a starting line, not to a finishing post.


Scottish research is going from strength to strength. Innovative ideas are flourishing here, supported by initiatives like the Proof of Concept Fund, Enterprise Fellowships from Scottish Enterprise/RSE and the Scottish Coinvestment fund. The energies of highly skilled scientists who are the future of our research base and in turn, our economy, are being nurtured and harnessed.

The best of Scottish Science and Technology

Science in Scotland is built on firm foundations, with many world-changing discoveries and inventions having been made by Scots. Today, our universities and research institutions continue on this path of excellence

Hitting cancer's self-destruct button

Welcome to the first issue of Science Scotland, a new project devoted to the inventiveness and vision of Scottish scientists. Scotland has a large and well proven history of original thinking and pioneering research

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