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0 Scottish Ski Show SSEC. Glasgow. Until 2 Nov. 10am—9pm (6pm Sun). £2.50 (£1 ). Opened on Friday by Franz Glammer. the Glasgow Herald sponsored Ski Show comes complete with a training slope.


0 Iain Crichton Smith Bauermeisters. George IV Bridge. Noon—1pm. A short talk and signings of his novel on youth The Last Summer.

0 Saltire at the Netherbow Netherbow Arts Centre. 43 High Street. 8pm. MacDiarmid Henry Stamper as Chris Grieve. A powerful portrayal of the poet's life and work.

0 Illustrations for Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde Kays Bookshop. 390 Morningside Road. Until Sat 8 Nov. Display of Harry Horse's illustrations for the centenary edition of The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (Canongate)

o Bagpipes: Pipes at War, Pipes of Peace Royal Museums ofScotland. Queen Street. 1 lam. Talk by Hugh Cheape.



0 Jan de Vries Milngavie Bookshop. Douglas Street. 11am—12noon. The author of the best-selling Alternative Medicine series By Appointment Only and Do Miracles Exist? explains his beliefs and signs copies. 0 Book Fortnight Exhibition Book Trust. 15a Lyncdoch Street. Until Fri 7. 10am-5pm. An exhibition of all 54 Scottish Book Fortnight books. reflecting the quality and

' variety of recent Scottish publishing.

0 Donor WeekJohn Menzies. Argyle Street. 11am-2pm. 173 people inthe West of Scotland are waiting for a donor kidney. only 56 operations

, having een carriedoutthis year. A

; desperate need for more donor

3 kidneys has led to this i computer-aided register. You have a chance to have your name put on the


f register and to pick up the new card

by going along to Menzies.

' o CND‘s Christmas Fair Mclellan

3 Galleries. 10am—2pm. Sale ofsecond

hand records. books plus home baking. All in aid ofScottish CND.


0 Scottish Road Show Royal

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Highland Showground. Ingliston. Start of a two-day road safety event sponsored by General Accident. As well as covering road safety there will be new and vintage cars and display teams. Ross Davidson. ‘killcd off‘ in and EastEnders road accident is the special guest celebrity. Also on 2 Nov.

SUNDAY 2 Glasgow

0 Hallowe’en Snowball Action: Casting Spells for Peace Clyde Submarine Base. Faslane. Starts 2pm. A Hallowe‘en Fancy Dress Party. with the theme ‘Casting spells for peace”. People will come in Hallowe‘en dress. and will decorate the fence with apples and turnip lanters. There will be turnip stew from a cauldron. singing. games and dancing. as a celebration oflife. At 3.45pm. five people will each cut one strand of the fence. as a symbolic action, and hand themselves over for arrest.


0 RLS in the South Seas Waterstone‘s. George Street. 8pm. Slide show of Robert Louis Stevenson's original photographs and commentary by author Alanna Knight.

0 Meetings with Artists Contemporary Arts Trust. 5 Northumberland Street. 8pm. The series continues with composers Geoffrey King and Alasdair Nicolson in conversation with dancer/choreographer Tom Yang. All in the way ofpreview for the staged performance at the Queen‘s Hall on 4 Nov. See Music listings.


0 Fraser Darling’s Islands John B. Wylie. 460 Sauchiehall Street. 7.30—9pm. John Morton Boyd

profiles the controversial naturalist

in words and pictures (to be confirmedi


0 ProlessorT.C. Smout Bauermeisters. George IV Bridge. 1—2pm. The author signs copies of his bestselling history Century ofthe Scottish People.

0 ProlessorT.C. SmoutJames Thin. South Bridge. 7—8. 15pm. A discussion of his remarkable account ofthe history of the Scottish people. 0 Kenneth Allsop Memorial Lecture David Hume Tower. Lecture Hall A. Edinburgh University. George Square. 7.30pm. Free. The Annual Lecture organised by the Student

Publications Board Polygon - in

memory of the fine writer and one time rector of the University. This year’s speaker is exScotsman and now Guardian Chief Political Correspondent. James Naughtie.



0 ‘It’s not just the bomb, it’s a way oi lile’ Thorntree Hall. Thornliebank. 7.30pm. Steven Grist and Andrew Brooks of the Green Party in a talk arranged by Eastwood C ND.


0 Aileen Patterson Kays Bookshop. 390 Morningside Road. 3.30—4.30pm. Author/artist ofthe popular Maisie series for children tells stories and draws pictures.

0 Cookery in 18th Century Scotland Stockbridge Bookshop. North West Circus Place. 7.30—9pm. lseabail Macleod on the oldest Scottish cookery book in existence.

WEDNESDAY 5 Edinburgh

0 Winning Tales from Scottish Houses Edinburgh Bookshop. George Street. 7—8. 15pm. In the first public reading. Lord Haig of Bemersyde. Lady Polwarth of Harden and the winner tell tales by candlelight.

0 Mrs McLintock’s Receipts tor Cookery and Pastryworlt Waterstone‘s. George Street. 8pm. Are old recipes the best? A demonstration by Catherine Brown from Scotland’s oldest cookery book. Translations by lseabail Macleod!

O Twins Edinburgh Theosophical Centre. 28 Great King Street. 7.30pm. Talk by Anna Estaroth.

THURSDAY 6 Edinburgh

0 Billy Kay James Thin. South Bridge. 7pm. The author discusses the book of his highly successful TV series. Musical entertainment by Rod Patterson.



0 Jenni Calder and Rosalind Marshall John Smith and Son. St Vincent Street. 6.30pm. Celebration of The Enterprising Scot and Mary Queen of Scots two important Scottish titles published by HMSO. Admission by free invitation.

0 Bruce Kent: ‘Latest development in the arms race’ Partick Burgh Hall. 7.30pm.


0 Cailean Maclean Edinburgh Central Library. George [V Bridge. 7—8.15pm. Presenting the story of Skye: The Island in words and pictures.

SATURDAY 8 Glasgow

0 Personal mementoes ot African explorers Livingstone and Stanley Milngavie Bookshop. Douglas Street. Milngavie. 10.30am—noon. Peter J. Westwood. author ofa book on David Livingstone‘s life.

answers questions and signs copies. 0 Rennie Mcowan Milngavie Bookshop. Douglas Street. Milngavie. 2.30—4pm. The author talks about his fast-moving thriller for 10—14 year-olds The White Stag Adventure and signs copies.

0 Cailean Maclean Third Eye Centre. 350 Sauchiehall Street. 3—4.30pm. Presenting the story of Skye: The Island


0 Extra Terrestrial Developments: Man and the Galaxy 28 Great King Street. 7.30pm. A talk by A. Hennessey.

MONDAY 10 Edinburgh

0 Bringing in the Sheaves: Harvest Festivals National Museums of Scotland. Chambers Street. 2pm. Information 225 7534 ext 206. Jenni Calder with the first in a series of lectures (by various experts) on ‘Festivals'.

TUESDAY 11 Edinburgh

0 Poetry Evening Assembly Rooms. George Street. 8pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Tickets from Usher Hall in advance or on the night at the Assembly Rooms. Iain Crichton Smith.Tom Leonard. Valerie Gillies and Aonghas MacNeacail ‘the best in contemporary Scottish poetry".



0 Glasgow Nordic Ski Club Open Night City Halls. Room 4. Candleriggs. Entrance Fon Albion Street. From 7.30pm. All welcome. From

inexperienced fallers to experienced ;

fallers. See the equipment. videos. film. slides. chat. tea.


0 Scots: The MitherTongue Kays Bookshop. 390 Morningside Road. 7.30pm. Billy Kay. radio and TV

personality. musician Rod Patterson _

and lseabail Macleod ( Concise Scots Dictionary and The Pocket Guide to Scottish Words) entertain at the Cluny Hall. Cluny Drive. Morningside.

o Vines, Grapes and Wines Waterstone‘s Bookshop. 114 George Street. Edinburgh 031 225 3436. 7-9pm. Jancis Robinson. Television and Sunday Times wine correspondent conducts a wine tasting and signing session. Admission by (free) ticket only phone to reserve ticket.

0 New Writing Assembly Rooms. George Street. 7.30pm. 50p on the door or in advance from Usher Hall. 228 1155. Edinburgh District Council‘s Writer in Residence. Alan Spence. introduces the work oflocal writers whose work deserves a wider audience.

0 From Child to Elder: Rites of Passage National Museums ofScotland. Chambers Street. 2pm. Information 225 7534 ext 206. Katriana Hazell with the second of the National Museums autumn lectures on ‘Festivals‘.