A FESTIVAL celebrating the world of technology is set to take place in Stirling in March.

MetaFest, conceived and produced by CodeBase Stirling, will hope to engage and inspire young people to think about how technology is changing the world.

The festival will feature everything from virtual reality installations to cutting edge video games while introducing visitors to potential careers through interactive workshops, exhibits and drop-ins.

Fringe events will be hosted by partner organisations across the city when the festival comes around on Saturday, March 28.

CodeBase Stirling will be the main hub and will be split into various activity zones.

Barry McDonald, community and programme manager at CodeBase Stirling, said: “MetaFest will be an exciting day for the whole family, regardless of your knowledge of technology.

“The programme and workshops are inclusive, intergenerational and are focused to inspire and empower the next generation of tech and digital leaders.

“Whether you have a passing interest in technology or want advice on future career pathways, this will be a fun and inspiring event.”

Entry and workshops will be free, but need to be booked by visiting thisismetafest.com where more details are also available.

Janine Matheson, head of CodeBase Stirling, added: “We’re delighted to see the tech scene growing in Stirling and it’s amazing that so many of our startup tenants are involved in MetaFest this year, supporting and designing exciting workshops and showcasing some of the latest tools they work with.

“We have already seen the first examples of young people learning to code, working within the tech startups, and even starting their own tech business in Stirling.

“There is a deep commitment from us and our community to help create new opportunities for young people and diversify our future workforce.”