Saturday 4


With Scotland playing England at Twickenham today, many clubs have fixtures South of the border, thus reducing the amount of rugby played at home to a minimum.

I Ayr V Heriot’s Millbrae, Alloway. 2.30pm.

I Boroughmuir v Jedlorest Meggetland, Colinton Road, Edinburgh. 2.30pm.

I Edinburgh Wanderers v Hillhead/Jordanhtll Murrayfteld, Edinburgh. 2.30pm.

I Glasgow Acads v Stewarts Melville New Anniesland, Helensburgh Drive, Glasgow. 2.30pm.

I Kilmamock v Alnwick Bellsland, Queens Drive. Kilmarnock. 2.30pm.

I Portobello v Greenock Wanderers Cavalry Park, Duddingston Road West, Edinburgh. 2.30pm.

I Preston Lodge v Leith Acads Pennypit Park. Rope Walk. Prestonpans. 2.30pm.

SWIMMING Saturday 28-Sunday 29

I Splash ’89 Royal Commonwealth Pool, Dalkeith Road. Edinburgh. 9am-9pm both days. In 1986 the world record for the number of participants and amount of money raised in a sponsored swimming event was set by Splash ‘86, when 3559 people raised £91.552 for charity. Three years on. the Royal Bank, organisers of the original event. hope to beat that record by bringing together hundreds of teams who will swim continuous relays across the pool for fifty minutes at atimc: each team will consist of six swimmers and a non-swimming captain. The closing date for team entries was in December, but spectators are more than welcome as is their money. which this year will go tothe Prince’s Trust.


I East of Scotland Open Meadowbank Sports Centre. London Road, Edinburgh. From 10am.

VOLLEYBALL Saturday 28


I Itinleith Plant v Team Krystal Klear Telford College. Crewe Toll, Edinburgh. The starting times for this and the other matches below have yet to be finalised. Phone the Scottish Volleyball Association on ()31 225 7311 for updated information. I Elliott Sports Jets v Team File Firrhill High School. Oxgangs Road North, Edinburgh.


I Provincial Insurance v Team Scottish Farm Telford College. C rewe Toll. Edinburgh. I Wheatsheal Jets v Falkirk Firrhill High School, Oxgangs Road North, Edinburgh.

Saturday 4


I So Bagazzi v Elliott Sports Jets St Ninians High School. Rouken Glen Road, Eastwood. Glasgow.


I Team Scottish Farm v Larbert Ladies Columba Sports Centre, School Street, Coatbridge.

Sunday 5


I Itinlelth Plant v Team Scottish Farm Telford College. Crewe Toll, Edinburgh. WOMEN’S CUP OUARTER FINAL

I Wheatsheal Jets v Team Krystal Clearl Firrhill High School, Oxgangs Road North, Edinburgh.

I The Open listings are designed to listany event that would not lit in to one of the other sections. You're invited to send information on talks. walks, political meetings etc to, The List, 14 High Street, Edinburgh EH1 1TE, to arrive at least seven days betore publication date.


I AIDS: A Mum-Disciplinary Conference Central Hotel. Central Station, Glasgow. Info: 031 662 4820. Begins 5pm. £40 for weekend. A major conference designed to bring together all those involved in dealing with AIDS begins today. with addresses from Dr Kenneth Calman, Chiechdical Officer for Scotland, and Dr Anthony Pinching of St Mary’s Hospital, London. The aim is to exchange ideas in preparation for the expected increase in numbers of Scottish people developing full-blown AIDS. Subjects to be covered include Epidemiology of HIV Infection. Intravenous Use of Drugs, the Amsterdam Experience (an examination of how the Dutch authorities coped and the Methadone Bus project), HIV-Positive Children and Ethical Issues. I Bums Night Supper West Lounge, Hugh Nisbet Building, Heriot Watt University. Edinburgh. Info: 556 1836. 7.30pm. £7. The Saltire and C larsach Societies have joined forces to celebrate the Bard of Ayrshire over a great Chieftain ofthc pudding race.

I Questioning Development: The Underdevelopment ot Britain Jack Kane Centre, 208 Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh. Info: 229 7318. 6pm. Begins this evening. See below, Sat 28 for details.


I AIDS: A Matti-Disciplinary Conference Central Hotel, Central Station, Glasgow. Info: 031 662 4820. 8am—6pm. Second of three days. See above. Fri 27 for details.

I All Day Charity Bash tor Lockerbie Lord Darnley. West Port, Edinburgh. 031 229 4341. 2.30pm-1.45am. £1. A blues-orientated all day long music bash to raise funds for the Lockerbie Disaster Fund. See Rock Listings for details.

I Aromatherapy The Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, 667 5438. 10am—5pm. £15 (£12). Brigid Gallagher leads this workshop, which covers the history and definition ofAromatherapy, the origins and properties of the oils used and a demonstration of massage techniques.

I Ouestioning Development: The Underdevelopment ol Britain Jack Kane Centre, 208 Niddrie Mains Road, Edinburgh. Info: 229 7318. 9.30am-4.30pm. £12(student £10; UB40 £6) for full weekend, including food and accommodation; or £1 (50p) for one day. Organised by the International Voluntary Service. this weekend of workshops will consider the status of Britain in the lightof comparisons between post-industrial and developing societies. Speakers have been invited from organisations including Shelter and Oxfam, and there will be stalls from all participating bodies. The event culminates in a ceilidh this evening at 8pm.


I AIDS: A Mum-DisciplinaryConference


Central Hotel. Central Station. Glasgow. Info: 031 662 4820. 9am—5pm. Third and final day. See above. Fri 27 for details.

I Beginners' Astrology The Astrology Centre, 60 St Stephen Street. Edinburgh. 225 2779. Info: 332 3463. 11am. £10. Mary Chalmers introduces theory and practice of astrology.

I Changes Workshop The Salisbury Centre, 2 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. 667 5438. 10.30am—5.30pm. £15(£10). Anna Caplan leads a journey to the centre ofthc soul. using body-work and meditation in an attempt to overcome the ‘cross-road and stuck situations/elements in our present ways of being.‘


I Lecture: Begonias, Orchids and Rascals in Papua New Guinea Boyd ()rr Building. University Avenue, Glasgow. Info: 33‘) 8855 ext 4240. 1.15pm. Free. Glasgow University‘s series of public lunchtime lectures continues. Dr J . I 1. Dickson speaks.

I Monklands CND: First Meeting of 89 St Patrick's I ligh School. Muiryhall Street. Monklands. Info: 023662641. 7.30pm. Free. Anyone interested in the fight against nuclear weapons is invited to attend.


I The Year of The Snake National Museums of Scotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. 12.45—1.30pm. 50p(seat reservation). lnfo031225 7534 ext 21*). Start ofa new series oftalks. workshops and films on China (the museum‘s('hinese Gallery is open on the top floor ofthc Main Hall). In the first Dr John (‘hinnery of Edinburgh University givesan introduction to Chinese Civilisation. See also 6 and 8 Feb below.

I Coniidence Building Well Woman Centre. St Brides Community Centre. Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh. 337 5543. 7.30—9.30pm. Free. The last offour sessions for women led by Fiona O‘Kane. I Two Edinburgh Writers Poetry Association Of Scotland. 27 George Square, Edinburgh. Info: 334 5241. 7.30pm. £l(member/student/UB40 free). Elise MacKay reads from her recent Floating Lanterns; and Tessa Ransford from her forthcoming A Dancing Innocence.


I Astrology Well Woman Centre. St Brides Community Centre. Orwell Terrace, Edinburgh, 337 5543. 9.30am—noon. Free. An informal discussion for women on the basics of Astrology.

I Lecture: Designing For Travel Lecture Theatre, National Museum of Scotland. Lothian Street, Edinburgh. 225 7534. 7.30pm. 50p booking charge; admission free on the door. David Carter. Principal of DCA Design, Warwick gives this lecture arranged in association with the Chartered Society of Designers Scottish Region. He will discuss London Underground, British Rail and Australian commuter trains.

I Practical PIcts: The Archaeological Evidence lor Home and Workshop

Conference Room. School of Scottish Studies. 27 George Square. Edinburgh. 556 11I69.7.31)pnt. Free. Dr Anna Ritchie leads the first of a series of seminars tobe held by the l’ictish Arts Society. exploring the cultural development of a short-lived but fascinating race. Coincidentally. anew book The Pf(‘lf.\‘/I 'l‘rut'l by AnthonyTrail, described as a guidebook to the mystery of the Picts. has just been published by The Orkney Press at £3.95.


I Poems and Pints West End Hotel. Palmerston Place. lidinburgh. 8pm. 50p. Readings and music featuring Bernard .\1aelaverty. Andy (‘rawford and Steve Drysdale. Audience participants welcome.

I Talk: Drawings ol the Weimar Republic ('ollins Gallery. L'niversity ofStratthyde, 22 Richmond Street. Glasgow. Info: 552 4400ext 2682 2416. 1pm. Free. Journalist (‘ordelia ()livcr giy es an informal talk about the exhibition showing at the gallery until Feb I l . See Art listings.


I Men’s Weekend Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. lidinburgh, 667 5438. 10am 5pm. £35(£20) for twodays. Rites of Passage. A chance for men tobreak down normal barriers and create a temporary masculine community through music. movement and personal stories. The aim is free expression ofdeep emotions.

I The Socialist Conference: Socialism and Scotland Albert Ilall. Dumbarton Road. Stirling. 1nfo10786815 8460259 50364. 10am— 5pm. £3(l§134t151)p).'1‘he site of more titan one thorough trouncirtg ofthc linglish sortie centuries ago seems an appropriate venue for reassessment of Scotland's position under ’I’ory national government. ()ne of a numberof Englishmen who will. however. be welcomed is I’ony Benn. the Guest Speaker. w hose subject is ‘Socialism in the 0(Is‘. There will also be two forumsof invited speakers representing the Labour. (ireen. Scottish National and Socialist Workers‘ Parties: workshops and plenary contributions. '1 opics covered include the Poll lax. 'I’rade lfnlons. Women's liberation, the'. . the Environment. Scottish and Irish Nationalism and the Nuclear ()uestion.


I Crystal Workshop 'I‘he Astrology Centre. 60 St Stephen Street. lidinburgh. 225 277‘). l lam. £10. Learn how togazeinto your crystal ball. Dark. handsome strangers til it supplied.

I Men’s Weekend Salisbury Centre. 2 Salisbury Road. Fdinbulgh. 667 5438. Illain--5pm. Second of two day s. See above. Sat 4 for full details.

I Sondheim Evening lorS.A.M. Kings Theatre. 2 Leven Street. lidinburgh. 031 22‘) 1201. 7.15pm. £15 £5. A verystrong star line—up for this evening ofSondheim song and story , dedicated to raising funds for Scottish Aids Monitor. 'I'hose appearing include Ian McKeIlen, Su Pollard and Fenella Fielding.


I Edinburgh Women's Science Forum: Open Meeting Staff Room. Napier College. .‘ylcrchiston. Iidinburgh. Info: 447 2237. 8pm. Free. Ros Newton ofthc Science Festival team diseasses plans for the Edinburgh Science Festival due to be held this Iiaster.

I The Year of The Snake National Museums of Scotland. (‘hambers Street. Edinburgh. 12.45—-l.3(lpm. 50p(seat reservation). lnloll31225 7534 ext 21‘). Second in the series of talks. workshops and films on China. John Jowett of (ilasgow [Tniversity gives a talk entitled (‘lmiux lint'irrmmt'nl. People. Economy. See also 1 Feb above and 8 Feb below.

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