HUNDREDS of people attended a science event at Dumfries House.

More than 500 people visited the royal estate to take part in their annual Family Engineering Day.

The free event aimed to inspire budding scientists by giving them the opportunity to revel in the industry through a variety of fun and educational activities.

Participants got creative with circuits, engineer origami, wander on wildlife walks, hear the science of sound, see 3D printers in action, build bridges and experience spectacular storytelling.

All of the activities on offer aimed to highlight the ways in which clever engineering can solve real world challenges.

A host of local companies, including Emergency One, Collin’s Aerospace and GSK, were also on hand to showcase

their latest gadgets and technologies to budding engineers.

The day was funded by the Scottish Power Foundation and took place in The Morphy Richards Engineering Education Centre.

Karen Alexander, STEM education manager for The Prince’s Foundation at Dumfries House, said: “This year’s Family Engineering Day was one of our most successful events to date.

“We welcomed hundreds of people through our doors and it was great to see so many families enjoying our activities.

“Working in science and engineering can be incredibly exciting and we want to encourage future creators and innovators.”