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Sixth closure for science centre

THE troubled Glasgow science centre tower has been closed for the sixth time this year, it was announced yesterday.

Science tower may be shut for weeks

OFFICIALS at Glasgow’s Science Centre, where ten people were trapped in a lift for five hours at the weekend, have suggested that its centrepiece tower could be closed for weeks pending an investigation.

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Science tower faces legal threat

THE fault-plagued £10 million Millennium Tower at the Glasgow Science Centre could face a legal challenge over a lack of access for the disabled.

Mystery over reopening date for £10m science tower

THE opening date of the fault-plagued £10 million Millennium Tower at the Glasgow Science Centre is still shrouded in mystery after officials yesterday could only announce that it is to reopen "later this summer".

Extra charge for entry to science centre theatre

AN EXTRA admission charge has been introduced for Glasgow Science Centre’s planetarium in a further sign of the funding squeeze on the Clydeside attraction.

Low-key relaunch of science centre's rotating tower

ENGINEERS are checking the Glasgow Science Centre’s fault-plagued observation tower after successfully completing major repairs to its base.

Brothers of invention

AN INVENTIVE race, the Scots, as we never tire of reminding ourselves, and the rest of the world, at the drop of an outsize hat.

Few impressed by the Big Idea

IT WAS built on the site of the largest explosives factory in the world, with ambitious plans to create a big bang in the world of science education.

Science centre's £10m tower set to swing into action

REPAIRS to Glasgow Science Centre’s ill-fated observation tower will finally start this week, following the delivery of a key replacement part for its base.

Science centre wins £360,000 to fund upgrade

GLASGOW Science Centre has won nearly £360,000 worth of funding for new exhibits about the weather, climate and the River Clyde.

Jinxed tower to get new bearing

GLASGOW Science Centre has finally ordered a new bearing for the base of its jinxed tower, but officials remain silent over when the attraction is likely to reopen.

Concerns grow over future of science centre

OFFICIALS at the troubled Glasgow Science Centre are devising a new five-year business plan in a bid to reassure major funders about its long-term prospects.

New chief vows to boost visitors to science centre

THE new chief executive of the troubled Glasgow Science Centre has pledged to make it a "must see", fun attraction.

Row delays tower repair

REPAIRS to Glasgow Science Centre’s jinxed £10 million tower have been delayed for months by a row over faults, keeping it closed since February, The Scotsman has learned.

Science centre job losses halved

STAFF at the troubled Glasgow Science Centre won a reprieve last night after management agreed to halve the number of planned redundancies.

Repair work on science tower as staff learn of fate

WORK finally got under way to repair the troubled Glasgow Tower yesterday, as staff in the adjacent Science Centre began being hearing whether they were out of a job.

Fresh delay hits repairs to jinxed tower

FURTHER delays have hit repairs to the Glasgow Science Centre’s fault-plagued tower because specialist engineers are not available.

No guarantees at science centre

AN EMERGENCY meeting between the interim chief executive and employees at the Glasgow Science Centre yesterday failed to provide guarantees on jobs for concerned staff.

Scientific successes

FORGET Star Wars - we are starting to enjoy the real thing. Of course, only the richest can afford space tourism, but Earth-bound mortals are flocking to the new science and technology centres that are springing up throughout Britain. In Scotland last year, the number of visitors to historic monuments fell by 10 per cent, while there was a 47 per cent increase in visitors to museums and education centres devoted to science.

Chiefs under microscope at science centre

SWEEPING changes to the management of the troubled Glasgow Science Centre are expected to follow a major review ordered to solve the attraction’s estimated £1 million deficit.

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