Simpe Food, of the finest

_ qua ity, cooked to perfection.


O Lavish lunches O Hellish high teas O Decadent dinners 0 But breakfast? . . .

Mid~day till Midnight Fridays & Saturdays till 5am

7-l7 Clyde Place, Glasgow 041-429 4422...

Late opening in Mayfest and Garden Festival

Continuing our regular summer guides for visitors to Edinburgh and Glasgow. By Sally Kinnes and Robert Dawson Scott.



I Tourist lntormation Scottish Tourist Board Ilead Office. Ravelston Terrace. Edinburgh ()31 332 2433. Local offices all over Scotland.

I Things to do and see in Edinburgh and Glasgow, look no further than the magazine you are currently reading. published every other Thursday. which lists more or less everything there is by way of entertainment. by city and by day ofthe week. inthc relevant sections. Basic visitor information for both cities and some special recommendations are on this page.

Getting Around

I Ball Scotrail‘s network which includes the most spectacular routes in Britain. provides regular services to all the main population centres. except the far north west. Edinburgh Waverley is the hub Information 031 556 2451.

I Road Good. for the

most part uncrowded. roads. many recently upgraded. Bus routes go everywhere. The Scottish Bus Group embraces many smaller local companies. Information ()31 556 8464.

I Alt Air travel. if you can afford it. is the most practical because of the difficulties of the terrain. Loganair is Scotland‘s airline with the most comprehensive service especially to the islands. Information ()41 889 3181. I Sea Ferries criss-cross inshore waters to Scotland’s many island communities. On the west coast. (‘aledonian MacBrayne are kings based at Gourock on the Clyde. lnformationtl~175 37607. For the northern isles. it's I’&(). based in Aberdeen. Information ()224 589111.


Most English and Scottish banks have a reciprocal arrangement for using cash dispensers. but some charge for the service. If your account is with an

Olwyn Whelan

English bank check beforehand or you could find that every transaction will be charged for.


(ilasgow and Edinburgh both produce national newspapers (the Glasgow Herald and The Scotsman respectively) and traditionally local readership is fiercely divided. The rivalry will be intensified shortly when The .S'colsman produces its new quality Sunday. entitled Scotland on Sunday. due to be launched on 7 August. Local evening papers. The Evening Times in Glasgow and the Evening News in Edinburgh are sister papers to the Herald and Scotsman. BBC Radio Scotland. pitched somewhere between Radios 4 and 2 in style is on 370 MW and 92—95

VI IF. The local news magazine TV programmes are Scotland Today at 6pm on Scottish and Reporting Scotland at 6.35pm on BBC 1. Mon—Sat.

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