0 Sport ls listed as diary: by sport, then by day, then by event.

DEE- Edinburgh

0 Race Days Tuesday. Thursday and Saturday. Powderhall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburgh. Race meetings are for 1() races. starting at 7.30pm. £2.2(lstand. £1 .30 ground (inc programme).


0 Race Days Tuesdays. Thursdays 7.45pm. Saturday 7.30pm. Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglen. £1.51) (inc programme).


Saturday 20


All matches are at 3pm unless otherwise stated.


0 Celtic v Hibernian Celtic Park. Glasgow. (Buses 61 . 62. 64). This far into the season and Celtic have already shown that it will take a very good team indeed to topple them. Unfortunately the Easter Road side are not such a team.

0 Clydebank v Aberdeen Kilbowie. Clydebank. (5 mins walk from Singer railway station). This is the type of match Aberdeen kept losing last season and which lost them the championship. So far they seem to be faring better this season and should fare better still when Jim Bett wakes up.

0 Hamilton v Dundee United Douglas Park. Hamilton. (Ground is 15 mins from Hamilton bus station where all buses stop). Hamilton won't look forward to this one. Not only are they heading for a severe beating but United have a fairly niggardly travelling support so Hamilton won’t even have the comfort ofinflated gate receipts. Tough luck. lads.

0 Hearts v Motherwell Tynecastle, Edinburgh. (Buses 1.2, 3, 4. 33. 34, 35. 44). Last season you wouldn’t have given a snowball for Motherwell’s chances, but Hearts haven‘t set the heather alight this season. Even so a home win is on the cards.

0 St Mirren v Falkirk Love Street. Paisley (Love Street is a short walk from Gilmour Street station). Even McGarvey says St Mirren are lacking in ambition. clueless. etc. A man who left Liverpool should certainly know.


. O Airdrie V Forlar Broomfield, Airdrie. (Ground short walk from

Airdrie station).

' o Clyde v Dumbarton Firhill, Glasgow. (Buses 1, 8, 21 , 57. 60, 61, 89. 90.

o Morton v Montrose Cappielaw,

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Greenock. (Cartsdyke train station 5 mins from ground. Also Bridge of Weir and Renfrew buses from Glasgow stop outside ground). DIVISION 2

o Ayr United v East Stirling Somerset Park. Ayr. (Somerset is 10mins from both Ayr and Newton-on-Ayr stations).

0 Meadowbank Thistle vAlbion Rovers Meadowbank. Edinburgh. (Buses 4, 5, 26. 35, 42. 44).

0 Queen’s Park v Stirling Albion Hampden Park, Glasgow. (Buses 5. 12, 14, 19, 37, 39.66. 67.89.90).

0 StenhousemuirvStranraer Ochilview. Stenhousemuir. (Larbert train station then Laurieston bus service).

Saturday 27



0 Falkirk V Celtic Brockville. Falkirk. (100 yards from Falkirk

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Much of Glasgow will once again come to a halt on the morning of Sun 21 Sept lor the filth Glasgow Marathon. Sponsored this year by Citylink Coaches, the Glasgow Marathon has established itself as one of the world’s biggest since 1982 with the number 01 competitors having tripled since then. The number of entries this year is over 11,000 which, it not quite up to last year’s record level still makes it the biggest in Britain alter London. Around a third of the runners are taking part in their first attempt at the 26 mile course. The Marathon starts from Glasgow Green at around 9.30am and among the amateur and ion runners there are many serious athletes from countries like Denmark, Yugoslavia, West Germany and Poland. From Glasgow Green the Marathon route goes up the High Street and then along George Street past the City Chambers. 11 proceeds then along Sauchlehall Street. up Kelvin Way and along Great Western Road to Anniesland, through Scotstoun and along the Clydeside


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Grahamstown station). Just a short jaunt for the Celtic support knowing that they are just one signing away from being a desperately good team and 45 mins away from another 2 pts ifScotRail run to time.

o Hibs v Dundee United Easter Road. Edinburgh. (Buses4. 15. 42. 44). [fit wasn‘t for the Ibrox fixture this would be the match of the day. On further consideration it‘s entirely possible that taken from a footballing point ofview rather than a blood and guts one, it will be match ofthe day.

0 Motherwell v Clydebank Fir Park, Motherwell. (Most buses through town centre pass 200 yards from ground). Not at all indicative ofthe Premier League a good open game between two evenly-matched sides. 0 Rangers vaerdeen Ibrox. Glasgow. (2 mins from Ibrox Underground station and buses 4. 9. 17, 25. 28. 52, 54. 65. 89, 90).

This is invariably a

fascinating. exciting and

taking second place to ‘commitment‘. Well worth the admission fee!

0 St Mirren v Hamilton Love Street. Paisley. (See above). Suddenly this all seems so unexciting seriously though, there’s not much between these sides on current form and it‘s one worth noting for your treble chance).

Expressway. The course then carries on past the SECC belore crossing the river at the George V Bridge, up Paisley Road West and through Bellahouston Park. Then Corkerhill Road, Damshot Road, Barrhead Road, Pollok Country Park, Fleurs Avenue, Maxwell Drive, St Andrew’s Road, Shields Road and Custom House Ouay before the linal stretch in Glasgow Green.

The route is usually lined with thousands of spectators, but lor those who do not live near the route or would simply rather stay at home, BBC Scotland will be providing periodic live coverage. Two years ago the Beeb won the city's Loving Cup for its quite excellent coverage of the race and lollowed this up last year by virtually ignoring it, alter heavy expenditure at a snooker tournament, which led to a great deal of criticism. This yearthere will be regular bulletins, it not comprehensive coverage at: 9.15—9.453m;10.30—10.35am; 11.05—11.103m; 11.40am—12.10pm and 12.25-12.35pm.

equal fixture with football frequentlf .

DIVISION 1 o Dumbarton v East File Boghead, Dumbarton. (All trains from Glasgow stop 11) mins from ground). 0 Dunlermline v Airdrie East End Park. (Ground 15 mins from Dunfermline station).

0 Kilmarnockv Clyde Rugby Park. Kilmarnock. (Ground 15 mins from bus and train stations).

0 Partick Thistle v Brechin City Firhill. Glasgow. (See Clyde above). DIVISION 2

o Albion Rovers v Ayr United Cliftonhill. Coatbridge. (On Glasgow—Edinburgh bus route).

0 East Stirling v Raith Rovers Firs Park. Falkirk. (10mins from Grahamstown station).

a Stirling Albion v Stenhousemuir Annfield. Stirling. (All main bus routes through Stirling pass ground)

HOCKEY Saturday 20



- Western v Ruthrieston Linwood Sports Centre. Paisley. 2.30pm.

0 Grange v Kelburne The Mary Erskine School. Ravelston. Edinburgh. 2.30pm.

0 lnverleithv Menzieshill Peffermill, Edinburgh. 2.3()pm.


Friday 19/Saturday 20

0 Ayr Friday is the day of the Ayr Gold Cup. the biggest meeting ofthe year (Flat). 5

oHamilton Park Flat . MARATHON ; Sunday21 :

0 Glasgow Scottish Citylink Coaches Marathon See Panel.

RUGBY Tuesday 23

0 Edinburgh v Japan Myreside. Edinburgh. 4pm.

Saturday 27

0 Scotland vJapan Murrayfield. Edinburgh. 2.30pm. Stand £8. £6, £5. Ground £3. £2.

Thursday18—Sunday 21

o Langs Supreme Masters Hospitality . Inn, Cambridge Street. Glasgow. 5 Possibly the most over-exposed and 3 dreary sport in existence drags itself 3 up to Scotland for another round

The draw is:

John Parrott v CliffThorburn (Thurs ' 2pm); Jimmy White v Stephen Hendry (Thurs 7. 15pm); Tony Knowles v Kirk Stevens (Fri 2pm); Alex Higgins v Joe Johnson (Fri 7.15pm). The semi-finals are on Sat ' 20 at 2pm and 7. 15pm and the final is on Sun 21 . also at 2pm and 7.15pm. Tickets: £2.5(}—£9 available only

from the Hospitality Inn.

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0 Edinburgh Monarchs v Long Eaton Invaders Powderhall Stadium.

Beaverhall Road, Edinburgh. 7.15pm. Adult£2.6(). Child/OAPfl. Programme 50p.