A mobile shed will tour north Glasgow this summer, as part of a new science-art project led by Glasgow Science Festival.

Funded by the Royal Society of Chemistry, A Shed Load of Science will bring together Glasgow Science Festival, Glasgow University scientists and community artists with the aim of making chemistry fun.

Visitors to the shed can try hands-on experiments and dip into a range of subjects from sustainable food and climate change to the chemistry of fireworks and fluorescent animals.

Other attractions include a workshop on how to turn your smartphone into a microscope and the science behind paints and dyes.

The shed will pop up at gala days in Possilpark and Lambhill as well as school playgrounds, allowing children to have fun with science at lunchtime.

Artists and scientists will also collaborate on a free programme of workshops for community groups including Lambhill Stables, The Concrete Garden and many others.

Beyond the city, the shed will be open to revellers at the inaugural MugStock festival in Mugdock Country Park from August 7 to 9 and later in the month at Doune the Rabbit Hole from August 21 to 23.

One of the central aims is to highlight the significance of chemistry to our everyday lives.

Glasgow Science Festival Director Dr Deborah McNeill said: “Whether it’s the food we eat, the air we breathe or the objects that make up the world around us, chemistry underpins our everyday existence. "We’ll be carrying this message to the muddy fields of music festivals, school playgrounds, community gardens and other public spaces.

"This is a fantastic opportunity to enable people of all ages to do hands-on science, in some beautiful and non-traditional venues.

"We would like to extend our thanks to the Royal Society of Chemistry for making this project possible.”

Barry Neeson is the lead artist on the project. He added: “Pairing up art and science will allow us to engage people in fun and creative activities that make science seem less daunting and a part of everyday life.

"I’m really excited to work with Glasgow Science Festival in the coming weeks. It’s going to be a lot of fun."

For more information on A Shed Load of Science and the full programme, see glasgowsciencefestival.org.uk or facebook.com/GlasgowScienceFestival and Twitter @GlasgowSciFest