THE founder of Scotland’s first space company is among those joining the board of Glasgow Science Centre.

Three trustees have been appointed to bolster the charity.

The new appointments are Craig Clark MBE, founder of Scotland’s first space company Clyde Space; Dr Victoria Hollows, chief executive of Renfrewshire Leisure; and Mark Goudie, an award-winning electrical and mechanical engineer with Atkins.

Dr Hollows said: “I am delighted to be joining the board of Glasgow Science Centre, particularly as it improves access for local communities by broadening its approach to future programming.

“We have a vital role to play in ensuring people are actively engaged in matters that affect their daily lives, be it health, climate change or innovation in technology.”

Glasgow Science Centre attracts more than 330,000 visitors to its exhibitions and events each year and regularly takes its science activity on tour across Scotland.

Its new, permanent exhibition Idea No 59, which is dedicated to innovation, will open in March 2020. The centre will also host a range of events on behalf of the Scottish Government before COP26, the UN climate change summit happening in Glasgow next November.

David Sibbald OBE, chair of Glasgow Science Centre’s board welcomed the new trustees.

He said: “Craig, Victoria and Mark are excellent additions to our board and bring varied and invaluable experience.

“Appointing trustees who challenge the status quo and share their insight to help us reach a bigger, more diverse audience is critical to our success.”