I The Open List is a free listings serviceior all cultural, educational, political and other events that do not fall into The List's other listings categories.


I Anti-Apartheid Benefit The Auld Chase. Bonnyrigg. Edinburgh. 031 660 1500. 8pm- lam. £1 .50 (UB40s£l ). Cosmo and Scrambled Egg are the line up for tonight‘s Esk Valley Red Wedge Rock Night all proceeds to Midlothian Anti-Apartheid. I Black Holes Royal Observatory. Blackford Hill. Edinburgh. 031 667 3321. 7.30pm. Free. DrJocelyn Burnellgives the latest in the ()bservatory's winter programme of talks on astronomy today. I Fight Alton's Dill McLellan Galleries. Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. 7.30pm. Free. Public meeting open to all interested in fighting David Alton‘s Abortion Bill. See also Monday 21 Dec.

I Christmas and New Year Carnival Scottish Exhibition and Conference centre. Finnieston. Glasgow. until 10January. ()pen every day 1.30pm 10.30pm (except Christmas Day). Entrance 60p. The annual Christmas fair at the centre.


I Chile Solidarity Campaign: Edinburgh and Lothians AGM Crosswinds Community Centre (Club Room). 2 Earl Grey Street. Tollcross. Edinburgh. 7-9.30pm. The speaker will be George Foulkes MP who recently visited Chile on the International Parliamentary Conference for Democracy in Chile.


I Aids and Forgiveness: A Public Lecture Renfield-St Stephen‘s Church Centre. Bath Street. Glasgow. 7.30pm. Free. Reverend Professor Murdo Ewen MacDonald gives a public lecture.

I Bring and Buy Sale Well Woman Centre. St Brides Community Centre. Orwell Terrace. Edinburgh. 031 337 5543. In aid of Well Woman Centre funds.

I Exhibition Discussion: Jiri David Third Eye Centre. 350 Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. 041 332 7521. 11.30am. Free. Prague artists Jiri David talks about his exhibition at the centre.

I Illustrated Talk: Between Two Fronts Third Eye Centre. 350 Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. 041 332 7521. David Pratt. photographer and journalist. gives an illustrated talk about his journey through Afghanistan photographing the war.


I Christmas Social Evening Well Woman Centre. St Brides Community Centre. Orwell Terrace. Edinburgh. 031 337 5543. Bring a bottle. some food and a hat.

I Lunch at the Library Edinburgh Central Library. George IV Bridge. Edinburgh. 12 noon. Free. Rolls and coffee available. The p0pular ‘Lunch at the Library‘ series this week features a talk by Herbet Coutts. Director of the Museums of Edinburgh. talking about the city‘s museums.


I The Night Sky in January Royal Observatory. Blackford Hill. Edinburgh. 031 667 3321. 7.30pm. Free. The latest in


the ()bservatory's winter programme of talks on astronomy today.

I Scottish Sculpture Trust Lecture Richard Demarco Gallery. Blackfriars Street. Edinburgh. 6.30pm. Free. Artist Martin Kane gives the first in a prestigious new annual series of lectures on art.


I Winter Solstice Party to Celebrate the Fiftieth Issue of Chapman Magazine Queen's Ilall. Clerk Street. Edinburgh. 7.30pm-midnight. £3.50 (£2). Tickets in advance from 15 Nelson Street. Edinburgh. 031 557 2207. To celebrate the fiftieth issue ofthe literay magazine Chapman. a party is being held with music from The Whistlebinkics and contributions from many of those who have written for Chapman. including Norman MacCaig. Alasdair Gray. Iain Crichton Smith. Hamish Henderson. Edwin Morgan. Jessie Kesson.Jim Kelman. Douglas Dunn. Donald Campbell. Tessa Ransford and Sheena Blackghall.

I Fight Alton's Bill Tollcross Community Centre. Tollcross. Edinburgh.7.30pm. Free. A public meeting open to all interested and held by the Lothian F.A.B. Campaign who are dedicated to fighting David Alton's Abortion Bill.

I Exhibition Talk: Andrew Naime Third Eye Centre. 350 Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. 041332 7521 . 1.15pm. Free. The Gallery's exhibition organiser. Andrew Nairne.will discuss the work ofJiri David and Stephen Huber (both of whom have exhibitions at the Centre) in the context of the exhibition programme.

I Radio Clyde/Clyde Action Jazz Benefit Third Eye Centre. 350 Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow. 041 332 7521 . 7-1 1pm. £3 (£2). In aid of the Cash for Kids at Christmas Appeal. jazz musicians About Time. Fraser Spiers. Graeme Duffin and Nigel Clark join in a jazz concert.

I Nicaragua Benefit The Auld Chase. Bonnyrigg. Edinburgh. 031 6601500. 3pm-midnight. £1 .50 (£1 ) The first oftwo Esk Valley Red Wedge Rock Nights for Nicaragua (see also Wed 23 Dec). Line-up includes Los Supremos. Video Showcase. Bert. After Dark and Big Blue World.


I Nicaragua Benefit The Auld Chase. Bonnyrigg. Edinburgh. 031 6601500. 5pm-midnight. £1.50(£I) See Tues 22 Dec. Today's line-up includes BillyJones. Spiral Dance and G-Spot Tornado.


I Lecture: The Strange Birth and Stranger Survival of Stewart Kingship National Museum of Scotland Lecture Theatre. Lothian Street. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. A lecture given by Jenny Wormald MA PhD of St Hilda's College. Oxford.

I Cry Freedom Preview Edinburgh Filmhouse. Lothian Road. Edinburgh. 031 228 2688. 7pm. A special preview screening of Richard Attenborough’s new film about Steve Biko. in the presence of Donald and Wendy Woods.


A list of holiday services.


I PLUMBERS: Alert 24hr Service 27 Strathblane Rd. Milngavie. Glasgow. 041

2217129.W.C. Wilson 591 Dumbarton Rd.

Partick. Glasgow. 041 357 3754. A1 Emergency Plumbers 32 Warrender Park Rd. Edinburgh. (131 229 87 Ill/1029,6440 (numbers ofon-call plumbers avail on answerphone service).


A selection of garages open 24 hours throughout the holiday period. GLASGOW: Eglinton Service Station zoo Eglinton St. 041 429 3921 . Anniesland Filling Centre 100 Annicsland Rd. 041 959 2205 (shop selling cigarettes etc also

0 en).

EDINBURGH: Links Service Centre 19—31 Barclay Place. Bruntsfield Place. 031 229 9859 (shop also open selling milk. bread and Calor Gas). Thimblehall Service Station 23 Lanark Rd. 031 455 7040.


A selection of dispensing chemists open during holiday hours.

GLASGOW: Your local manned police station will have a 24 hour dispensary everyday for urgent treatment. R.H. Brown Chemists open as follows: 263 Alderman Rd. G13. 0419591914.Fri—Mon 9am—11pm both

holiday weekends: 693 Great Western Rd.

012.041 3390012. Fri 25 & lst 10am—5pm. Sat—Mon 9am-9pm both weekends: 77 Lochend Rd. G34. 041 773 2003. Fri 25 & 1st l0am-3pm.Sat-Mon 9am-9pm both weekends; 402 Nitshill Rd. 053. 9am- 10pm both holiday weekends. EDINBURGH: Boots the Chemist open as follows: St James Centre. 031 5561062. Mon 28 Dec: Princes Street. 031 225 8331. Sat 2 Jan: 48 Shandwick P1acc.031225 6757. Fri 25 11am-4.30pm. Sat 26 9am-6pm. Sun 27 l lam-4.30pm. Mon 28 9am-6pm. Fri 1 11am-4.30pm. Sat 2

9am-6pm. Sun 3 1 lam-4.30pm. Mohammed Iqbal 79 Nicolson St. ()31 667 4032. Fri 25 l 1am- 1 pm. Sat 26 noon-6pm. Fri 1 10am-1pm. 2-5pm. Sat 2 1 lam-5pm: James Ferguson 22 Hillhouse Rd. 031 332 3602. Sat 26 10.30am-12.30pm. Sun 27 10.30am- 12.30pm. Sat 2

10.30am- 12.30pm. Sun 3 10.30am-12.30pm.


Edinburgh Waverley 031 556 2451

Glasgow Dueen Street 041 204 2844

25. 25 Dec. 1 Jan No service in Scotland (limited service in England on lJan). Services subject to timetable restrictions on other days between 21 Dec and 4Jan. Normal services on Glasgow/Edinburgh line except on "no service‘ days and Thurs 31 Dec when trains stop rttnningafter 10pm.


For the third year running Scottish Television and Community Service Volunteers join forces to man a Christmas support line. Simply by dialling 041 3321345 or 031 3321345, residents of the Glasgow and Edinburgh areas can have access (at normal rate) to the Helpline’s information bank.

The Helpline service can give you more details of emergency services available over the holiday period, when it can seem that the only things open are bottles. Support of all kinds, practical and moral, will be available from noon on Christamas Eve till noon on 2 January, twenty four hours a day. During December a "Safety Pack‘ and a "Shopper’s Guide’ is available, free, by phoning the same number.

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