is the doorman in the bright blue suit and t0p hat.
0 Sheraton Hotel off Lothian Road. Horriﬁc yellow concrete monstrosity in an equally tasteless plaza.
0 Holyrood Palace Perhaps the dullest and most boring palace in the world. No wonder the Queen and Co hardly ever drop in.
0 Royal High School Building Regent Terrace. Handsome building, converted at great expense to house the proposed Scottish Assembly. The assembly got lost along the way, however, and so not it is home only to the Scottish Grand Committee, a body whose importance is in inverse proportion to the pomposity of its name.
0 St James Centre The largest architectural obscentiy in the entire city centre. An ugly conglomeration ofshops, hotel and Scottish Office that would be more bearable if it were not so huge. Plans are afoot to link it with a similar complex on the other side of the road, thus confirming suspicions that architects live in a crazily blind world oftheir
o Barclay Parish Church Barclay Place (by Bruntsfield Links) Stunningly spectacular church. due primarily to its huge spire which is visible for miles around, marking darkest student territory.
O Buses The cheapest way to travel any distnace in Edinburgh is by the city‘s excellent bus service. The minimum fare is 20p and the maximum 50p, but most journeys will certainly be no more than 30—35p. If in doubt about the fare or destination ask the driver who is always helpful. Have the exact fare ready as no change is given.
Ifyou are living a long way from college and need to travel every day by bus. a student ‘Ride-a-Card‘ is a worthwhile investment. Costing £38.50 a term they can be used on all other journeys and you will soon realise that bus passes are the greatest invention ever.
However, the city‘s bus services are about to undergo major changes. In October, Edinburgh‘s buses will be privatized and services will be run
implications of this are too huge to examine in this guide, but you are advised to stay in touch with developments — they will affect everyone.
For enquiries about bus services, passes and the effects of privatization contact Lothian Regional Transport at the address below.
0 Taxis Edinburgh’s black cab taxis provide the quickets way to get anywhere in the city — they are also relatively cheap. They can be hailed in the street ifthey are free (ie ifthe yellow light is on), or can be ordered in advance by phone. Taxis operate round the clock, although midnight to 3am they are somewhat elusive.
Look in Yellow Pages or Thomson’s Local for a full list of firms — the ‘Big 3' are listed below. 0 Bicycles Edinburgh cyclists have organised themselves of late into a vociferous lobby group, calling for more cycle lanes to be incorporated
into the traffic system. Edinburgh’s hills and cobbles make cycling tiring
0 Trains Edinburgh’s main ralway station is Waverley, handling most Inter-City traffic. The smaller Haymarket handles much local and regional business.
0 Coaches St Andrew Square bus station is the centre for all National Express/Scottish Citylink coaches. The privately run Stagecoach firm run from Waverley Bridge, across the road from the railway station. TRANSPORT ADDRESSES:
Lothian Regional Transport 14 Queen Street, 5544494, Mon-Sat 9am—5pm; Waverley Bridge, 556 S656, Mon—Sat 7am—7pm. Sun 8am—7pm.
Castle Cabs 228 2555/6/7.
Central Radio Cabs 229 5221. Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative (Repairs, bikes and equipment), 5 Alvanley Terrace, 228 1368. Spokesw (the Lothian Cycle campaign), 58 George IV Bridge. 225 6906.
Waverley Station Waverley Bridge,
CITYLIST This is a new listings section primarily for classes and workshop activities as well as iorclubs and societies wishing to advertise regular meetings etc. Initially and subject to space this will be a tree listings service. Ideas for new sections are very welcome. Please send all your inlormation to The List 10 days before publication date. Political, spiritual, literary and women’s events will be listed on the Open List in the usual way.
o GLASGOW ARTS CENTRE 12 Washington Street, 041 221 4526. Wide variety ofclasses in Dance. Drama, Art, Photography, Weaving. children‘s art and drama workshops. Contact centre for details.
0 DOLPHIN ARTS CENTRE 7 James Street. Bridgeton,554 7449. Membership: Adult £1.50. Youth 15-18years£1, Juniors up to 14 and OAPs 50p. Regular classes free to membc rs in the following activities: Mon: 2pm Basic Dressmaking; 2pm Senior Citizens’ Club; 7.30—10pm Adult Drama Class; 7—9pm Machine Knitting.
Tue: 2-4pm Adult Keep Fit; 7.30—10pm Youth Theatre; 7-9pm Spangle Children‘s Circus.
Wed: 1.30—3.30pm Machine Knitting; 7.30—10pm Shakespeare Class; 7—9pm Adult Pottery.
Frl: 11.30am-l .30pm Pottery for Unemployed Teenage rs; 10am—12noon Children's Art Class.
Sat:10am—12noon Children‘s Pottery; 10am-12noon Children‘s Drama Class.
A smart cnarge is made tor materials in pottery classes. A Life Drawing Class is also planned. Anyone interested should contact centre.
0 ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE GLASGOW 59 South Park Avenue. llillhead. (‘ilasgowx 041 339 4281. runs French classes at all levels.
0 OANTE ALIGHIERI SOCIETY runs Italian classes at various levels and has a programme of talks and social events of interest to lovers of Italy. Information from the Secretary. Mrs S.G. Christie. 53 Rowallan Gardens, Glasgow (i1 l 71.”, 041 334 1552.
0 THE GARRET MASK AND PUPPET CENTRE 39b Otago Street, Kelvinbridge.041339 6185, runs courses and workshops for adults and children in every aspect of puppet theatre. A new season of courses. with children‘s events and workshops on Saturdays. begins 11 Oct.
0 MITCHELL THEATRE Granville Street,041 22l 3198. The Mitchell Theatre for Youth runs its highly popular workshops and rehearsals towards productions every Mon evening and Sat aftemoon. Membership costs £2 per year or 10p per week. and places may be full up already for this year, but contact the theatre for details.
0 TRON THEATRE 63 Trongatc. Glasgow. 041 552 4267/8, will be running a youth theatre project later in the year. Watch this space.
0 SHIATSU Beginners workshops with Shamus Carroll, 11/12 Oct and 2526 Oct. £25. For booking/information 556 9917557 4403.
O STRATHCLYDE REGIONAL COUNCIL DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION are running a scheme entitled Adult Learning Opportunities. In 96 different venues all around Glasgow there are evening, part-time.
on the basis of profitability. Th
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vocational and leisure courses I in a staggering number of I subjects from ‘O‘ and Higher Grades to typing to satellite television to cake icing to Punjabi to Yachtsmanship. All details are contained in the Adult Learning Opportunities handbook available at local libraries. Fees, which are variable according to course, are usually payable on enrolment and the fee for leisure/non-vocational courses is a maximum of£l .76 fora two-hour meeting. Some courses are free to unemployed. For further information contact Adult Basis and Continuing Education. The Adelphi Education Centre, 12 Commercial Road, Glasgow G5 ()PO. 429 6464 or Community Education Centre, 155 Bath Street, Glasgow 02, 227 2680/1.
O PATCHWORK Dried Flower Arranging, Decorative Stencilling and others. Courses being held at Acre Valley House (near Glasgow). For details rel Balmore 036020223. 0 CUNNINGHAM CLASSES Dowanhill Church, 93 llyndland Street. Partick Classes based on the Cunningham technique with Fiona Alderman on Wed 8pm and Sun 1pm. For people with some dance experience. £1.50. Fiona also teaches at the Dance Factory, 142 Calder Street (off Victoria Road). BeginnersTue at 7.45pm and Advanced on Fri at 6.45pm. £2. For further information call 339 4493.
0 FREE CHILDREN'SART CLASSES will re-commence (probably beginning of Oct ) on Sat afternoons at the Gateway Iixchangc. 2 Abbeymount. Tel: 661 0982 for details.
0 SWIM AND TRIM FDR LADIES Portobello Baths. Bellfield Street. Portobello. 667 721 1 ext 233. Mon—Fri 9am—10am and .
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and swimming 75p per session. 0 SWIMMING LESSONS Portobello Baths. Bellfield Street. Portobello. 667 721 1 ext 233. Sats 9am--12noon. Adults £7.60 for 8 weekly lessons. £15.20for 16 lessons. (‘hildren £4.40 for 8 lessons. £8.80 for 16 lessons. Also adult Icssonson Suns 4—6pm. 0 YOUTH THEATRE YWCA. 7 Randolph Place. 225 4379. The West End Youth Theatre runs drama workshops on Sat
mornings. Open to anyone up to
16 years. Membership £2.50 per year. plus 50p per weekly class. 0 359 GALLERY will be running Drawing and Painting classes from 7 Oct—l3 Dec. Also morning slide lectures on The Colourist Tradition in Art and the Great Masters beginning 22 and 24 October. Tel: 031 225 3013.
0 PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP 23 Union Street. 557 2479. Weekend Etching (‘ourse 20. 21 Sept. Advanced Course 4 and 5 Oct. Weekend Lithography Advanced Course 25. 26 Oct. Cost £25 (£20 members. OAP. UB40and Student). Life Drawing Classes. Until 11 Dec. Cost £10 for fifteen classes in advance. or £2 each. Bring your own materials.
0 CRAIGLOCKHART SPORTS CENTRE 177 Colinton Road. 443 0101/02. The following sports activities are offered to members: Canoe coaching Mondays (90p adults. 65p Under 18). Ladies Club. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays (creche available. 60p per child) keep-fit. aerobics. squash. badminton. tennis (90p per session). Fencing Club. Tuesdays and Fridays (90p adult. 65p Under 18.60p Under 10). Men‘s Keep-Fit classes Fridays (90p). Badminton Coaching. Sundays (90p adults. 65p Under 18) Book in advance for four, weekly courses). Mixed
. o . 5562451. but exerting busmess. Make sure, St mm”, square Bus Station 556 however, that your bike is securely 8464, chained — organised bicycle theft is Stagecoach Ltd Perth (0738) 33481 ,
Keep-Fit. Sundays (90p adults.
65p Under 18). linder 21 Mixed Keep-Fit. Sundays (90p IS-QI years. 65p 17nder 18). Senior ('itizens(‘lub. Mondays. Wednesdays. l’ridaysl 10p).
0 EPWORTH HALLS Nicolson Square.Iidinlurrgh.“31556 I179. (‘ontact 'l‘racy l law kcs. Autumn classes run till ('hristmas. Ballet and Jazz dancing classes for beginners and the experienced. Also classes for children. l’riccs lrom £28~ £31.50.
0 THEATRE WORKSHOP34 llatnillon l’lace. lidinburgh. 0312265425.
All the Youth 'l‘hcatt‘cs are now full -~ anyone interested can however add their name to the waiting list.
Workshops will be starting 1 in Nov) in the following is rillng and adult drama. photography. dance and possibly print-making. .-\lso film
0 KARATE Style \Vado Ry u. \N’ed8—930pm. Broughton McDonald ( )t'l‘ices. l‘nion Street. Instructor: .\1. Boys en. Second Dan. £1.50.
0 LIFE DRAWING CLASSES Boroughmuir School Annexe. Warrcnder Park (‘rescent (NB the annexe is not near the school). 66‘) 3553. Mon “pm. £1.
0 SPRINGWELL HOUSE Ardrnillan 'l‘errace. (iorgic. (I31 337 1971 . runs free weekly meetings all year round. particularly lot the unemployed: l’uppet llteatrc group meets Tue 2— 4pm and Thurs 10.30am- 12.30pm; Drama ( iroup meets .\lon l—4.30pm; a Mime u L'L‘Is' will take place 13— 18 ()ct. and there Will be the opportunity lor anybody Who is interested to join in painting a mural.starting from 18 ()ct. Recording facilities for bands are also available. For further details please telephone Lorna Nisbet all Springwell I louse.
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