All temporary exhibitions in Edinburgh can be tound in the Festival section ol thlsvieeit‘s magazine. Here’s a guide to lust some ol the many permanent collections also open to visitors during August. Exhibits are lree unless otherwise stated.

I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Raod. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Sun 1 1am—6pm. Scotland‘s national collection of Scottish and international contemporary art. Though there are several temporary exhibitions running throughout the Festival (see section) there are still a number of rooms hung with the permanent collection.

I THE GEORGIAN HOUSE 7 Charlotte Square. 225 2160. Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Sun 2-5pm. A New Town dwelling furnished a la Enlightenment. A National Trust property. Adults £1.20.child/OAP 60p.

I HUNTLY HOUSE MUSEUM 142 Canongate. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.

Edinburgh's local history museum in a restored 16th century town mansion.

I JOHN KNOX HOUSE 45 High Street. 556 6961. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

The famous Scottish church rcformcr‘s 15th century manse. £1. child‘OAPbOp.

I LADY STAIR'S HOUSE Lady Stair's Close. Lawnmarket. 225 2424.

Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Portraits. relics and manuscripts of the big literary three Sir Walter Scott. Robert Burns and Robert Louis Stevenson.

I LAURISTON CASTLE Cramond Road South. 336 2060. Sat—Thurs 10am—1pm and 2-5pm. Visit this place for the views of the Forth alone. A 16th century tower house with additions and a fine Edwardian interior. Good collections ofchina.

I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 38 High Street. 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.

Fun for all. The new museum ofchildhood has teddies. toys and games galore.

I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Sun Ham—6pm. Scotland’s national collection of fine art is held in this newly-decorated gallery. Rubens. Rembrandt. Raeburn and Renoir are just some of the many master painters exhibited here. See Festival section for details of temporary exhibitions.

I REID CONCERT HALL Bristo Square. 667 1011. Mon-Fri2-5pm.Sat 10am-1pm. Edinburgh University Collection at Historic Musical Instruments One thousand instruments from a big parade ofbands and orchestras.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street. 225 7534. Mon—Sat lllam-5pm. Sun 2—5pm. Scotland's national collections of decorative arts. ethnography. natural sciences. technology and science housed under one roof. A beautiful Victorian glass hall makes the museum interior one of the most uplifting in Edinburgh. See Festival section for

I temporaryexhibition details.

I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Queen Street. 557 3550. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—5pm. This branch of the Royal Museum holds Scottish material from prehistoric times to the present day. It shares premises with the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.

I RUSSELL COLLECTION OF HARPSICHORDS AND CLAVICHORDS St Cecilia‘s Hall. Niddry Street. Cowgate. Mon—Sat 10.30am—12.30pm.

An important collection ofearly keyboard instruments housed in an elegant Georgian concert hall.

I SCOTTISH NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY 1 Queen Street. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Sun 11am—6pm. The facesof the famous in history. literature and life. Scotland‘s national collection ofportraits as well as the Scottish Photography Archive are housed in this recently restored Victorian building.


‘The Expert Booksellers

Invite you to come and meet Stephen Lawhead (best selling author ofTaliesin) who will be signing copies of his eagerly awaited sequel MERLIN (Lion Publishing £3.50) The second book of the Pendragon Cycle. A spellbinding epic set against the backcloth of Roman Britain and the legend of Arthur and Atlantis


Thursday August 25th 12.30 1.30 at

SHERM" SH ERRATT BI HUGHES SHER'WT 45/50 Princes Square Glasgow H u G H ES Tel: 041 221 9650 to reserve signed copies H U G H ES

l Kids aims to provide into about eventsln and around Edinburgh and Glasgowior children and young people. Please send details not later than 10 days betore publication.


Activities and Fun


Rainbow Four Heading Parade l'ntil 20 Aug. Last few days ofthe libraries summer book special. designed to promote reading for children. Contact one ofthc following venues for details: Central Library. Alexandra Arcade; St Leonards. Neighbourhood Centre; (ireenhills. District Centre: open Mon. Tues. Thurs and Fri 9.45am—7.45pm. Wed and Sat 9.45am—5pm; Calderwood. Calderwood Sq: Strathaven. (ilasgow Road;

Westwood. Westwood Square; open Mon.

Thurs and Fri ._—7.45pm. Tues. Wed and Sat 9.45am— 1 pm. 2—5pm.

I GLASGOW GARDEN FESTIVAL Princes Dock. 429 8855 Until 26 September. Open every day. Ilium—one hour before dusk. £5 adults. £4 students. OAPs. L'B4lls.£2.5i) kids aged 5—16 years. free for the under5s. Once inside . all events are free.

I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. Pollokshields. 427 2725.

Saturday Activities Haggs' regular. free Saturday afternoon activities re—start on 20 August. 2. 15pm with Fans for H 12 year olds. The following week is Storytime and Drawing for 4—7 year olds. 27 August. 2.15 m.

I SCOTTISH BALLET 261 West Princes Street. 331 2931

Junior Contemporary Classes Open classes re-start 30 Aug and run until 17 Dec. Tuesdays 6-7pm. £1 .50. Contact venue for details.


I THEATRE ROYAL Hope Street. 331

1234 332 9000

Song and Dance 22 Aug—3 Sept. 7.30pm. matinees Sat 27 Aug 8: 3 Sept. 2.30pm. £2.50—£13.50. The West End modern music and dance hit with Marti Webb and ex-Royal Ballet star. Wayne Sleep.


I HAGGS CASTLE 100 St Andrews Drive. 427 2725. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2—-5pm.

Digging tor History L'ntil 28 August. Final week of 1 laggs' exhibition about archaeology for children. It explains how things end tip in the ground. how theyare dug up again. and what they tell usabout the past. Also included is a politely named ‘lucky dip‘ dustbin. full ofcontemporary throw-away artefacts including newspapers. crockery. and fast-food cartons which will tell future archaeologists all about us.

I SECC Finnieston. 248 3000

Festival of Wheels 19—21 August. 10am-9pm. llam—lllpm. 10am—6pm. £2.50. £1. kids. Johnny Dumfries. the Earl of Dumfries and winner of this year‘s Le Mans 24 Hour Race. will open this show and be showing off the car he used to win. The exhibition is devoted to wheeled vehicles ofevery sort from racing cars. to motorcycles. custom cars and bicycles. Special highlights include Sky High. the Monster Truck. one of the most extraordinary vehicles every built in Britain which. with its monster-sized tyres. will be driving over a numberof other cars before the opening of the show.


Activities and Fun

I COASTERS 3 West 'I‘ollcross. 228 3252. Olson Every Saturday 6.30—10pm. £1 .50. Under 18s alcohol-free disco. Live acts most weeks.

I MURRAYFIELD ICE RINK Riversdale Crescent. 337 6933. Mon—Fri 2.30pm—4.30pm. and evenings various times (check with venue). Saturdays 10am—noon family skating 2.30—4.30pm. 7.30—10.30pm. Sunday 10—11.3()am and 2.30—4.30pm Group tuition.

I THINS BOOKSHOP 53-59 South Bridge. 5566743

Saturday Club Every Saturday.

10.30— 1 1 .30am. Free. Open to anychild (age range approx 2—13 years). Story-telling for younger children as well as activities and competitions with nrizes.

The National Association of Youth Orchestras presents the first



City Hall, Candleriggs and Stevenson Hall, RSAMD, 100 Renfrew Street 13—29 August, performances at 7. 30pm

Opening Concert ( 1 5th) National Youth Orchestra of Scotland (City Hall); Warwickshire Schools Chamber Orchestra l 1 8th, RSAMD); Essex Youth Orchestra and Iubilo of Edinburgh (20th, RSAMD); Edinburgh SecondarySchools Orchestra (23rd, RSAMD); Cleveland Youth Orchestra (26th, RSAMD); RSAMD lunior Dept Orchestra (27th, RSAMD); Suffolk County Youth Orchestrai28th, RSAMD); Last Night (29th) Fun for All the Familywith North Yorkshire Schools Concert Band (RSAMD)

Full details and tickets from RSAMD— tel: 041 332 3057 £3 (OAPs £1 .50); children, students, unemployed, disabled —FREE

66 The List 19 25 August 1988