I Sport is listed as diary: by sport. then by day. then by event.

ATHLETICS Saturday 30

I East District Indoor Championships Kelvin Hall Sports Arena. Argyle Street. (ilasgow. (I41 357 2525. I latn.

BADMINTON Friday 22—Saturday 23

I East of Scotland Open Championship .‘vleadowbzmk Sports ('entre. London Road. [Edinburgh ()31 not 5351. It'ri5pm; Sat 9am. This year‘s ev ent will include players from the visiting ('anadian [finder-21 side.

Sunday 24

I Scotland V Canada ('ockburn ('entre. 4t) Bogmoor Place. (ilasgow. 2pm. Admission free. tinder-2] International. the first such between these countries. Scottish international Billy (iilliland may find himself suffering a mild case of divided loyalties -- he is the ('anadian coach as well.


I Royals V Dundee I‘orrester l Iigh School. Broornhouse Road. Iidinburgh. 8.15pm. Division One (Women).


I Glasgow Airport V GEAR Barrhead Sports Centre. Main Street. Barrhead. 3.45pm. Division ()ne (Men).

I Palmers Motors v Aces Barrltead S(‘ (as above). l2.3(lprn. Division ()ne (Women).

I Pentland v Team Simpson Donald Jack Kane (‘entre. 208 Niddrie Mains Road. Edinburgh. 3. 15pm. Division ()ne (Men). I All Blacks v Ml Livingston 'I‘yneeastle Iligh School. McLeod Street. Iidinburgh. 3.15pm. Division ()ne (Women).


I Scottish Cup Final: Cumnoclt v Glasgow Airport Kelvin I lall Sports Arena. Argyle Street. (ilasgow, ()41 357 2525. 3pm. £2 (£1 ). First ever all-West of Scotland final as (‘umnoek. who defeated Ml Livingston in the semi-final. meet (ilasgow Airport. who snatched a late victory over Boroughmuir. The Ayrshire side have been in splendid forrn this year. while the contenders from Paisley are no strangers to the final. having lost to the first-choice Ml Livingston side (now. ofcourse. playing in the British League (‘umnoek beat their Scottish league team) in last year's event. Should be an exciting. close run affair.

Thursday 4

I MINI v Sunderland 69ers Forum (as above). 8pm. Prices as above. League Cup.

marr- Monday 25

I St Andrews Sporting Club Albany Hotel. Bothwell Street. (ilasgovv. Members Only. Membership enquiries toThe Anderson Room. Albany Ilotel. (I41 248 2656. Scottish lightweight champion Dave llaggerty's promised re-match with

challenger Robert IIarkin tops the bill.


I Prolessional Boxing Iidinburgh Playhouse. ( ireensitle Place. Iidinburgh. ()31557 25‘)“. (‘.-\.\'(‘IiI.I.I{D.


I Whitbread Sporting Club I lospitality Inn. (‘arnbridge Street. (ilasgow. (I41 332

331 I. MemlwrsOnly ; Members); Ill; (‘tuests £2ll. Doors open b.3(lpm; Dinner 7.30pm prompt; Boxing thereafter: DinnerJacket: Men only. Membership enquiries to I Ielen Smith at l lospitality Inn (direct line (I41 332 5024).

DIE— Edinburgh

I Race Days 'I‘uesday. Thu rstlay and Saturday. Povvtlerhall Stadium.

Beaverhall Road. Iidinburgh. Race meetings are for It) races. startingat

hYIéTm. £2.2(lStantl; £1.3(l(iround. sgow

I Race Days 'I‘uesday . Thursday and Saturday. Shavvfield Stadium. Rutherglen Roatl. (ilasgovv. Race meetings are for It) races. starting at 7.45pm. £2.

FOOTBALL Saturday 23


I Ounlermline v Celtic Iiast Iind Park. Dunfermline ( 15 mins from Stations). 3pm. With points at a premium in a tight title race. not to mention pride at stake. the visitors will be out to make sure the Fifers do not repeat their early season victory.

The first ever Scottish Cup Final to be played in the new Kelvin Hall Arena appropriately coincides with the first everlinal involving two West of Scotland clubs. with league leaders Cumnock probably starting lavourites to edge out last year's beaten finalists. Paisley Glasgow Airport.

See Listings.

I Hearts v Dundee Uld Tynecastle. Edinburgh (Buses 1.2. 3.4. 33. 34.44). 3pm. This looks the most attractive fixture on a day when the front-runners meet the backrnarkers around the country.

I Morton V Ribs (‘appielow. (ireenoek (5 mins from (.‘artsdyke Station). 3pm.

I Motherwell v Aberdeen Fir Park. Mothervvell (All Motherwell buses pass ground). 3pm.

I Rangers V Falkirlt lbrox . (ilasgow (2 mins from Ibrox Underground). 3pm. FIRST DIVISION

I Clyde V East Fife Firltill. (ilasgow ( Buses 1.8. 21 . 57. ()0. (Tl ). 3pm.

I Dumbarton v Kilmarnoclt Boghead. Dumbarton ( 10mins from Dumbarton Iiast Station). 3pm.

I Meadowbanlt v Partick Meatlowhaltk Stadium. Iidinburgh (Buses 4. 5. 2t». 44). 3pm.

Sunday 24—Monday 25

I Tennants Sixes Trophy SIi( ‘(‘. Finneston. (ilasgow. Sttn 2pm; 7pm. Mon b.45pm. Tickets (rirtgfl4l 552 (1552 for details): Sun £4 (£2) per session; Mon £5 (£2.50). Aberdeen begin the defence of their trophy on Sunday afternoon in a group including Morton and Dundee. while Ilearts. Motherwell. and St Mirren alsoeontest the first session. In the evening. (‘eltic are matched with Dunferrnline and IIibs in the first group. followed by Dundee l7td. I’alkirk and guests Nottingham Forest (replacing Rangers. who declined to enter. much to the annoyance of last year's finalists

I Iarnilton. who feel the place should have gone to them) fighting out the second. final stages take place on Monday night. with £12.()()() at stake for the winners.

Saturday 30


I EalttirltV Hearts Brockville. lialkirk ( lift) yds front (irahamston Station). 3pm. All-ticket. The only all-Premier tie. with lIearts firm favourites.

I Raith Rovers v Rangers Starks Park. Kirkcaldy ( 15 mins from Stations). 3pm. All-ticket. There will be. to quote (irandstand‘s tnisunderstanding when Rovers took the Second Division title last season. ‘dancing in the streets of Raith' in the unlikely event of Frank (‘onner rousing his troops enough to win this one. Any dancing in the streets of Kirkcaldy. however. is likely to come from the visitors. llamilton notwithstanding.

I Dumbarton V Hibs Boghead (as above ). 3pm. All-ticket. Tricky one for the Premier League side. who have not found this an easy ground in recent times.

I St Mirren v Clydebank Love Street. Paisley (10 mins from Gilmour St Station). 3pm. The holders take on a vastly improved Bankies in one of the more interesting ties of the round. I Clyde V Cowdenbeath I’irhill (as above ). 3pm.

I Ounlermline vAyr Iias‘t [ind Park (as above). 3pm. Another intriguingpairing. not least for the clash between two ofthe most demonstrative managers in the game.

I Celtic v Stranraer (‘eltic Park. (ilasgovv (Buses bl . ()2. ()4). 3pm. Looks like lambs to the slaughter. but a bonus pay-day for the visitors may dull the pain.

I Motherwell v Kilmamoclt Fir Park (as above). 3pm. First of two decent ties in Lanarkshire.

I Hamilton v Meadowbank Douglas Park. Ilarnilton ( 15 mins from Bus Station). 3pm. And this is the other. as the First Division pace-setters clash.

Tuesday 2

I Bangers v Paris St Germain Ibrox (as above). 7.30pm. PROVISIONAL. This friendly against Ray Wilkins‘ former side has been tentatively arranged for tonight ()R Wednesday 3. but may depend on Rangers not being involved in a cup replay this midweek.

DEE}— Monday 25

I Edinburgh Musselburgh Racecourse. Mttsselburgh (S mls frotn Iidinburgh on the Al ). National IIunt. ('lub £7. Paddock £3.50. Iiirst race I.l5pm.

Friday 29—Saturday 30

I Ayr A yr Racecourse. 2 Whitletts Road. Ayr. National Ilunt. ('lub £8; Iiglinton £5. I‘irsl race In l.45pm; Sat I.l5pm. The main race of the meeting is the West of Scotland Pattern Novices (‘hase on l'Tltht}.

Saturday 23

I Fife Flyers v Ayr Bruins Kirkealtly Ice Rink. Kirkealdy (U592 52l5l ). 7.15pm. £3.()ll(£l .75). Ileineken League. Anything other than a borne victory for the high-flying I-"ife side would be a major surprise in the first of this weekend'sall Scottish clashes.


I Murrayfield Racers v Dundee Tigers Murrayfield Ice Rink. Riverstlale ('rescent. Iidinburgh (031 337 (N33). (v.3flpm. £2.\’ll(£l.7(l). lleinekett League. Dundee have survived their financial crisis of last season. albeit with a changeof ownership and name. but form on the ice has eluded them this season. and Racers will start comfortable favourites.

I Livingston Rams v Dundee Summit (‘entre Icelantlia. Altnondvale West. Livingston (Livingston 4lbl4l ). 5.30pm. Scottish League.

Saturday 30

I File Flyers v Streatham Redskins Kit'kcaltly Ice Rink (all details asabove). I Murrayfield Racers v Nottingham Panthers Murrayfield Ice Rink (all dctailsas above).


I Ayr Bruins v Pelerborough Pirates Ayr lee Rink. Limekilns Road. Ay r ((0)2 2(i3ll24). 7.15pm. £2.5ll(£l.5ll). Ileineken League.

I Murrayfield Racers v Streatham Redskins Murrayfield Ice Rink (all detailsas above).



Wednesday 20

I Edinburgh Under-21 Trial Mcggetland. ('olinton Road. Iidinburgh. 7pm.

Saturday 23

I Stewart Melville FP v Melrose Inverleith. I-‘erry Road. Iidinburgh. 2pm. The visitors are having their best season in some time. tucked in jttst behind leaders Kelsoand Ilawiek. and will be looking to take both points here to maintain that challenge.

I Musselburgh v Watsonians Stoneyhill. Iitlinburgh. 2pm. Newly promoted .‘vlusselburgh are finding the top division hard going. and need to take points from this match.

I Glasgow Acads v West ol Scotland New Anniesland. Ilelensburgh Drive. (ilasgow. 2pm. A relegation struggle. with only one point separating these teams at the wrong end ofthe table.

I Boroughmuirv Edinburgh Acads Meggetland.('olinton Road. lidinburgh. 2pm. The home side are still in the championship frame at this stage. and will want to avoid any slip-tip in their pursuit of the Borders trio.


I Edinburgh U21 V North & Midlands U21 Meggetland. ('olinton Road. Iidinburgh. 7pm. Representative Match.

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