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Feeling poor? Don’t hibernate yet! Here’s some things you can do on an empty pocket.

lfyou are feeling the January pinch - cold and decidedly broke there are more options open to you than counting the bars on the fire orwatching children‘s telly. Culture doesn't have to cost you . . . below we‘ve listed some events and institutions available to you for free. In addition most art galleries don't charge entry (see Arts listings for comprehensive details of exhibitions). many pubs offerfree . jazz and folk music (see Folk/Jazz listings) and The List‘s Open Page carries regular details of free talks. meetings and lectures. Ifyou want to use the long winter months to develop your own skills. try checking the Citylist regularly for details of classes and workshops.


following classical music concerts are free over the next fortnight see Music Listings for full details: 23rd Midday Concert. Glasgow; Organ Recital. Edinburgh; 27th Lecture-Recital. Glasg; Cranachan. Glasg; Organ Recital. Edinb;281h Glasgow University Orchestra. Glasg; Evening Concert. Glasg; 29111 Masterclass. Glasg; Fortepiano Recital. Glasg; 30111 Midday Concert. Glasg; Organ Recital. Edinb; 2nd Competition. Glasg; 3rd Ulidian Piano Trio. Glasg; Lunchtime Concert. Edinb; 4111 Evening Concert, Glasg; 5th Masterclass. Glasg; Voice/Piano Recital. Glasg.

The following gigs are free over the next fortnight see Rock Listings for full details: 23rd Chasar. Glasgow; Centurion. Glasg; The Straight Men. Glasg; Hungry Years. Edinburgh; SCO Berlin. Edinb; 24th Mary Kiani. Glasg; The Booze Brothers. Edinb; The Rootsie Toostie Band. Edinb; Last Orders. Edinb; Bald Cormorant. Edinb; 25111 Tam White and the Dexters. Edinb; Billy Jones. Edinb; 2611! Billy Jones, Edinb; Double Trouble. Edinb; 27th Cry. Edinb; 28111 Heaven Sent. Glasg; Loo Acka Bop. Edinb; Billy Jones. Edinb; 29111 Punch. Glasg;

Ranacanteen. Edinb; Billy Jones. Edin; Easy Pickins. Edinb; 30111 The Straight Men. Glasg; Jassy. Edinb; The Block Brothers. Edinb; SCO Berlin. Edinb; 31 st Garrison. Glasg; Mary Kiani. Glasg; Bluefinger. Edinb; Ransom. Edinb; The Booze Brothers. Edinb; Bald Cormorant. Edinb; 181 Tam White and the Dexters. Edinb; Billy Jones. Edinb; 2nd Dead Cert. Edinb; Double Trouble. Edinb; 3rd The Speedie Ducks. Glasg; Tonight at Noon. Edinb; Last Orders. Edinb; 411! L00 Acka Bop. Edinb; Billy Jones. Edinb; 5111 Victorian Kitchen. Glasg; Billy Jones. Edinb; Obsession. Edinb; Mr Rhythm. Edinb;

While nearly all

theatres operate concessionary rates. both the Citizens’. Glasgow and the Royal Lyceum. Edinburgh have a FREE preview on the Thursday night before the opening Friday night ofeach production. The Citizens also offer free tickets to UB40s and OAPs every evening on the door (£1 in advance). See Theatre listings for details of shows. Scottish Television and BBC Scotland often offer free tickets to audiences for live shows. though not many are being recorded at present. Scottish Television suggest you write into any show you may be interested in (Scottish Television. Cowcaddens, Glasgow). BBC Scotland start a new series of Andy Cameron Live on Sat 14 Feb late night chat shows, recorded Saturday evenings. (Write to Cameron Live. BBC Scotland. Queen Margaret Drive. Glasgow

G 12).

Ifyou don’t have it- watch somebody else spend it! In Edinburgh both Phillips 65 George Street. ()31 225 2266 and Lyon and Turnbull 51 George Street, 031 225 4627 have regular auctions open free to general public. Phillips’ sales are Friday and sometimes Weds; Lyons and Turnbull‘s are Sat and Wed. The latter also have antique sales every second Sat and sales of bric-a-brac outside in Thistle Street Lane on

Tues. Wed & Fri. All start at 11am. Phone for further details. In Glasgow the Glasgow Herald carries regular details of sales open to the public.

Ifyou can‘t afford it—

watch somebody make it! The following do free tours:

o Auchentoshen Distillery. Dalmuir. Clydebank. 0389 79476. Weekday tours ofwhisky distillery. Please phone in advance.

0 Glengoyne Distillery Glasgow. 041 332 6361. Regular weekday tours of whisky distillery Apr—Oct. In winter free tours to any group who phone in advance.

0 Scottish Grain Distillers Ltd Caledonian Distillery. Edinburgh. ()31337 2511. Free tours ofwhisky distillery Tues & Thurs. 2.30pm. Max 20. please give advance notice of 1 week.

0 New Fountain Brewery Gilmore Park. Edinburgh. ()31 229 9377 ext 3015. Free Tours of brewery Mon-Thurs 2.30pm. Book in advance.

M and galleries are

often free and many are already listed in our Art Listings. Here are some others that might prove well worth a visit:

0 Canongate Toibooth 163 Canongate. Edinburgh. 031 224 2424 ext 6638. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Dates from 1591 and houses. amongst others. the Scottish Stone and Brass Rubbing Centre.

0 Camphill House Museum at Costume Queen‘s Park. Pollokshaws Road. Glasgow. 041 632 1350. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. House built

in 1795. large costume collection dating from late 18th century.

0 Cockburn Museum Dept. of Geology. Kings Buildings. West Mains Road. Edinburgh. 031 667 1081 ex 3577. Selection of fossils and geological information.

0 Edinburgh Scout Museum 7 Valleyfield Street. Edinburgh. 031 229 3756. Mon-Fri 9.30am—4.30pm. 75 years of being prepared.

0 Edinburgh University Collection oi Historic Musical instruments Reid Concert Hall, Bristo Square. Edinburgh. 031 667 1011 ex 2573. Wed. 3—5pm; Sat 10am—1pm. One thousand instruments and related items.

0 Heatherbanlt Museum oi Social Work 163 Mugdock Road. Glasgow. 041 956 2687. Mon. Tues. Fri 103m—4pm. By appointment. Small museum of photos and ephemera telling the history ofsocial work in Scotland.

0 Huntly House Museum 142 Canongate. Edinburgh. 031 225 2424 ex 6689. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Edinburgh’s local history museum. with reconstructions of traditional life and work in the city.

0 Lady Stair’s House Lady Stair‘s Close. Lawnmarket. 031 225 2424 ex 6593. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Manuscripts and relies from Robert Burns. R. L. Stevens and Sir Walter Scott. housed in beautiful 17C house (named after Elizabeth. Dowager of Spain).

0 Museum oi Childhood 42 High Street. Edinburgh. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Recently revamped and well worth a visit. Countless fascinating toys collected by the eccentric Mr Murray.

0 Museum oi Cine Equipment Scottish Film Council. 74 Victoria Crescent Road, Glasgow. 041 334 9314. By appointment. Equipment and ephemera dating back to 1900— fascinating for film buffs.

0 Museum at Communication Clerk Maxwell Building. Edinburgh University. Mayfield Road. Mon—Sat 9am—9pm. Sun 9am—7pm. Electrical communication documented with early transmitters and various items ofearly equipment.

0 Museum of Transport 25 Albert Drive. Glasgow. 041 423 8000. Mon—Sat lOam—Spm. Sun 2—5pm. Wonderful collection from bicycles. to trains. to trams. to ships. plus reconstructed old subway station.

0 Provand’s Lordship Castle Street 041 552 8819. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm,

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