ACKING OFF Since its inception in 1975, the Scottish Series, organised by the Clyde Cruising Club and now sponsored by McEwan’s, has gradually made its way towards the top of the British yachting calender. Thus far it is second only to Cowes Week, and when over 200 yachts, with some 2000 crew, make their way for Tarbert, on Loch Fyne, there will no doubt be a pretty taithlul reproduction ot the well-known festivities that take place on the Isle ot Wight every summer. Ten classes 01 vessel will compete in live races during the event, but perhaps most of the casual interest will be centred on three particular

boats, these being Drum, Helizara and With Integrity. Formerly known as GB It, With Integrity is scheduled to compete in the Whitbread Round-the-World Cup, and indeed has already circumnavigated the globe on three previous occasions. Drum and Helizara are no less capable, though they are probably better known through their previous owners, Simon Le Bon oi Duran Duran and Herbert Von Karajan. Whilst Le Son is set to co-skipper Drum iorthe McEwan’s Maxi Cup, there is not even a rumour to suggest that Von Karajan will charter Helizara from current owner, Peter Raite. (Mike Wilson)

perform creditably against opposition from the lower divisions of the Royal Bank National Leagues. Indeed. Kelly's first foray in Division 4 resulted in them losing just one of their 16gamesand winning the title by a clear four points.


This year‘s Motherwell 'l'rophy. hosted by I‘alkirk Volleyball (Tub. includes teams front as far afield as Shetland and Aberdeen. as well as those closer to home such as ('arluke Brannock (winners ofthe I.anarkshire district).

I District Champions (Women) Falkirk High School. Prom 9am. A similarformat

applies to the women‘s competition. which

welcomes Bon Accord ladies from Aberdeen. S. P. R.A.'I‘.S. from Glasgow- and (‘avalry Park from Iidinburgh.

WRESTLING Saturday 27


Hall. (ilasgow. Starts lilam. See panel.

YAGHTING Thursday 25—Tuesday 30


Argyllshire. See panel.

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I Art And Nationhood: Scotland And Quebec Iron 'l’heatre. 'I‘rongate. (ilasgow . 553 4267 S’. Illam 5.3llpm. £1. In tandem with its ow n production of Hie (irarl Sisters and the visiting ('anadian production of The Real ll'urlrlf’ both by ()uebecois

playw right Michel l‘remblay -the'I'ron hosts this conference to examine similarities and differences between the cultures of Scotland and Quebec. Among those speaking will be ()uebec specialist Prof Ian Lockerbie of Stirling I no ersity. Iron director Michael Boyd. Guardian theatre critic .once McMillan and Scots translators including Martin Bowman and Bill I‘indlay. who collaborated on The (iuirf Sisters and have now completed a Scots translation of l.e l'rar Mamie."

I Friends at Scottish AIDS Research Appeal: Fundraising Concert ()ucen's I fall. South ('Ierk Street. lidinburgh. 668 3-156. Info: 4591800. 7_-I5pm.£15.'I‘heScotsactor James ( ‘airncrow hosts this special event. which includes buffet supper. barbershop singers. cello duet . cabaret and jazz hand. If you cart afford it. you can has e fun in a very good cause.

I Homeopathy Salisbury ('entre. 2 Salisbury Road. lidinburgh. 667 5438. Illam 5pm. {2(l(£l5). Diane ( ioodwin leads a session to look in depth at the principles behind homeopathic medicine treatment of the whole person and the homeopathic ‘law ofcure'. She will also demonstrate a particular remedy in detail. I Stories From Around The World St ('olumba's by the ('astlc. King's Stables Road. Edinburgh. Info: (13376337.

7 9pm. Entry by donation. A shadow puppetry workshop which forms the culmination of ‘('hristianity: SilWays Around the World'.

I 'Sounds Spooky' Midnight Walk Mugdock (‘ountry Park. ('raigallian Road. Near Milngavie. (ilasgow. Info: 9566100. 11pm 12.30am. Free. A guided walk through the park under a full moon. Bring ii forclt.

I Writers' Weekend Paisley Arts ( 'entre. New Street. Paisley. 887 Hill). 2.30pm and 7.30pm. I‘ree. Iiour readingand discussion events over two days. beginning this afternoon with three highly regarded (ilasw'egian novelists. Agnes ()w'ens. Alasdair (iray and .Iames Kclman. who collaborated on the short story anthology Lean 'l‘ales'. This evening's session features 'I‘om McUrath (whose massive community play ( 'in is currently in production). David Dabydeen. (‘atriona Montgomery and Bernard Macl.averty. There will also be music by Jim Daily.


I Writers' Weekend Paisley Arts(‘entre. New Street. Paisley. SS7 Illlll. 2.3(Ipm and 7.3llpni. Second of two days. featuring local writers in the afternoon. followed in the evening by poets Izdwin Morgan. Lil l.ochhead and Tom Leonard. and Archie Ilind of Near (irem I’lace lame. See above. Sat Ill for further details.


I Greening Europe Boroughmttir .lunior School. Warrender Park Crescent. lidinburgh. Info: 556 5164). 7.3” 8.30pm. (ireen Party 12trio-candidate Robin llarper continues his series of informal talks on environmental issues. which form part of his campaign for the I.othian seat in the June Mlil’ elections. See last issue for full details.


I Greening Europe Por‘tobello I ligh School. Duddingslon Road. lidinburgh. Info: 556516“. 7.3” S.3ll(iiii. Seeabove. Tue 33 tor details.

I Lunch At The Library ( 'cntral Library. (ieorgc IV Bridge. Iidinburgh. Info: 235 558-1. Noon. I‘ree. (iraeme(‘ruikshank speaks on l’arIo/wllu: a I’arrerv [his a.

I Women‘s Group Work Skills Course w'cll \VomanCentre. St Brides('ommunity (critic. ( )rw ell Terrace. Iidinburgh. 337 5543. 7.31) 93”an l‘ree. l-‘iona()'l\'anc leads the last ol three sessions on working in groups to build confidence. ()pen toaIl


I Bengali Women Well Woman ('entre. St Brides(‘ommunily (’entre. ( )rwell 'I‘errace. lidinburgh. 337 55-13.

‘).3(Iaiu noon. Free. A spec‘ial sessionch by women from Nari Kallayn Shango livingin(iorgic Dalry.


I A Question OI Guidance Salisbury ('entre. 2 Salisbury Road. lidinburgh. 667 5438. 73” 9pm. £35 for weekend. An exploration with Ruth White ol‘the phenomenonot'inner and discarnate guidance and the differentiation between the two.‘ Bring crayons. paper. rug. cushions and an open mind.


I Exploring the Legacy otAlcoholic Parenting lidinburgh. Info: 662 423‘). “lam-5pm. £5“ for two days. Nick (iregor leads a workshop on the legacy of neglect often felt by adult children ofalcoholics. and offers them a chance to explore it ina therapeutic environment. See also (‘lassified section.

I Lark In The Park Princes Street (iardens. Iidinburgh. Info; 5568897. 12.3(l—5.3(lpm. DMZ). Scottish Homosexual Action (iroup (which has the unfortunate acronym Sl TAU) has arranged this festival of music. magic and comedy which celebrates homosexual freedom and defiantly marks the anniversary of Section 28. Bands booked to play include Mouth Almighty. (io Buggy Babies. Faye Wray. GLAD. Danbert Nobacon. Anna Palm

55The List 19 May— 1 June 1989