(paddock concessionsavailable). 2.15pm. Monday 19

I Edinburgh Musselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh. Clttb £8. paddock £4.00 (paddock concessiorts available). Racing in this flat meeting begins at 2. 15pm.


IAerhitletts Road. Ayr. Scotland's

premier racecourse resumes activites after

a 2-month break with a flat meeting beginning at 2.30pm.

Saturday 24

I Ayr Another flat nteetirtg featuring. amongst its 6 races. the Skol Sprirtt Qualifier. Another 2.30pm start.

Monday 26

I Edinburgh .‘vIusselburgh Racecourse. Musselburgh. 2.30pm..

Saturday 17-Sunday 18

I Scottish Rowing Championships Strathclyde Cottrttry Park. Motherwell.

SKATEBOARDING Saturday 24-Sunday 25

I The Livingston Skates' Pure Fun Skate Party Livingston Skate Park.

SPEEDWAY Thursday15


I Edinburgh Belmont Monarchs vStoke Potters Powderltall Stadium. Beaverltall Road. Edinburgh. 7. 15pm. ()nc oftlte strongest sides in the League will give Edinburgh a tough match. Top visitors are likely to be Nigel Crabtree. Louis Carr and Eric .‘ylonaghan plusex-Monarchs Rob Woffinden and Chris Cobby.



I Glasgow Tigers v Wimbledon Sltaw'field Stadium. Rutherglert Road. Glasgow. 7.30pm.



I Glasgow Tigers v Arena Essex Shawfield Stadium. Rutherglert Road. (ilasgow. 7.30pm.



I Edinburgh Belmont Monarchs v Middlesborough Bears Powderltall Stadium. Beaverhall Road. Edinburglt. 7.15pm.



I Scottish National Swimming and Diving Championships Royal Commonwealth Pool. Dalkcith Road. Edinburgh. Although most national records such as David Wilkie's 10(1m artd 200m Breaststroke. set in Montreal irt 1976 —- are likely to remain intact. this year's entry will be mindful that qualifying startdards for the 1990 Commonwealth (iames need to be achieved artd teams are to be chosen in the not-too-distant future.


Saturday 24

I Scottish Schools Cup Final Craiglock hart Sports Centre. Edinburgh.


I Scottish Cup Final Newlands LTC. Monreith Road. Newlands. (ilasgow. This inter-club competition was won last year by Dunfermline (Ladies) artd Cults. from Aberdeen (Men).

FAMILY Saturday 17

I Bujinkan Brian 0010 Jack Kane Centre. Niddrie Mains Road. Edirtburglt. Info: 557 2480. 10.30am 5pm. Free. A practical dcrttortstratiort of martial arts arid oriental weapons. The Bujinkan. apparently . was forrtted by .lapartesc Iolk with a taste for violence who were oforigirts too ltuntble for the Samurai. lt scertts tlteir briet wasto do dirty deeds dirt cheap w hile the seven snobs of the Samurai ponced about corttrttittirtg hum Am} Citizcnsol Craigrttillar with a murderous bent are irtvited to spectatc. thouin random disembowellirtg of their fellow audiertce members is not encouraged.

Wednesday 21/Sunday 25

I Visit of STS Lord Nelson Cruise Liner Berth.1.eitlt l)ocks. Edirtburglt. Info: 0738 35420. Sltip open to the public Wed 3-5pnt; Sun 5—7pnt. Free. The lh’S'ft square-rigger was provided by the Jubilee Sailing'l‘rust arid lattrtclted irt 1986.1ts purpose is to provide art environment irt which able-bodied attd handicapped people (20 of eaelt) cart work together asa crew. It opens its gangways for public inspection this fortnight. before going to participate (tltottgb riot cotttpete) irt the Tall Ships Race irt London. See also Fundraisers.

FESTIVALS Saturday 17

I Craigmillar Festival: Castlebrae School FairCastlebrae High School. ( ireendykes Road. Edirtburglt. 661 1282. llant. Free. Stalls. sideshows. games. displays. boxirtg artd mini assault cottrse. with local bands performing.

I CraigmiltarFestival: Jazz Night CraigrttillarContnturtity Certtrc. 63 Niddric Mains 'l'errace. Edirtburglt. 661 5877. 8pm. £2.50(£1.50). The grand finale of the 25th Craigntillar Festival. featuring the Louisiana Ragtime Bartd. Food arid disco are laid on; bring your ow rt booze.

Friday 23

I Edinburgh Old Town Gala - Preview Evening with Mask-Making Workshop Netlterbow Theatre. lliglt Street. 7pm. £2(children £1 ) led by Claire Blackwood artd open to everyone; artd Reminiscence Evening St Anne‘s Community Certtre. Cowgate. 7.30pm. Free. An exploration of the ()1d Town's past through oral history groups arid art exhibition by the People's Story Mtrseum. A prelude to the rttairt events on Sat 24.

Saturday 24

I Edinburgh Old Town Gala Blackfriars Street. Cow-gate. St Mary's Street arid High Street. Edinburglt. lnfo: 5570469. 5574488.5569579.225SSIS.5569719. 10am-- 10pm. Free. except evening events where shown. A celebration of the ()1d Town's renewal. beginning with a procession ( 10am ) front the ( irass‘markeI to lnfirrttary Street via the High Street. There isalsoa traditionalfair

(10.30am 4pm ) irt the closes arid wyndsin the some area. A traditional ceilidh takes place irt St Anne‘sContntunity

Certtre. Cowgate (7.30pm. £2). arid there is art early evening disco at the South Bridge Certtre. The evening culminates in a theatre show. 1.u.s‘1()f'l‘hcLurnlstsee Theatre Listings) arid a concert featuring Sonny Curtis of Buddy llolly'sCrickets (see Rock Listings). A brochure covering the wltole six-week Old Town Season is available front the NetltcrbowTheatre. I Inch Park Festival Inch Park. by Cartteron 'l‘oll. Edinburgh. Noon. Free. Around eight local bartds performing (see Rock listings). and food. drink. a creche arid a bouncy castle are all to be found.


Saturday 17

I Amnesty International Cottee Morning Mayfield Churclt llall. Newington. Edinburgh. Info; 667 4068. l0am--noon. 50p including refreshments (children free). With bakery. produce. plants. books. antiques arid gifts on sale; raising much-needed caslt for the international. non-political organisation which pressttrises governments rtot to imprison. execute or torture people for their peacefully held beliefs.

Wednesday 21

I Grand Ball lorJubilee Sailing Trust Reception llall. Leith Docks. Edinburgh. Info: Dr Jim Buchanan. 'l‘bc()ld Parsonage. Roslin.Midlothian.E1125 91.1“. (ms 35420 (daytime). £12 including buffet supper. To coincide with the visit of STS Nelson (see Family). this ball features traditional Scots. Jazz. arid Pipe Bartds. a buffet artd bar. arid will raise money to continue the project 's work. whose purpose is to stimulate working relationships between able-bodied arid handicapped people.

HEALTH Saturday 17

I Salisbury Centre Open Day Salisbury Certtre. 2 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. 667 5438. 11am—4pm. Erttry by dortatiort. Mysterious things go on in this centre for alternative lifestyle activities. Everything

front Buddhist meditation togrottp percussion sessions is on offer. artd for sortie members of the public it might all be a bit spooky. Now“s your chance tocheck it out without committing yourselro anything. Teachers. residents artd other cttrious parties will all be present.


I Midsummer Yoga Salisbttry Certtre. 2 Salisbury Road. Edinburgh. 667 5438. 10am—5pm. £l5(£l0). A session led by Jody l liggs. tryirtg out sortie unusual postiorts arid developing good posture irt time for the .surttrtter solstice.

OUTDOORS Saturday 17

I Edinburgh to St Andrews Bike Race Starts at Waterloo Place. Edirtbttrglt.8.45am. Entries to be ntade irt advance via LEPRA. 30 Royal Terrace. Edinburgh. 557 1013. Further info: 22‘) 1962. Sponsorship fornts available front cycle shops around Edinburgh. Various prizes. I Edinburgh Sheepdog Trials House ()1

Muir Farm. Flotterstone. Near Edinburgh. lnfo: Inspector Macrae 311 3010. 7am—5pm. £1 (children and OAPs free). Free parking. Top sheepdog handlers compete. and there isa demonstration by police drug-sniffer dogs. Refreshments available. Proceeds to St George's Fund for Orphaned Children.

Sunday 18—Wednesday 21

I Royal Highland Show Royal Highland Showground. lngliston. near Edinburgh. Info: 333 2444. 8am—7pm(6pm Sun). Sun £5(£2.50); famin ticket £10. Mon.Tue 8am—4pm £7(£3.50); 4pm-7pm £4(£2). Wed 8am—4pm £6(£3); 4pm—7pm £4(£2). Car parking Sun free; Mon—Wed £2 per vehicle. A major competitive showcase for livestock breeders. with some fine specimens on display. Also stalls. flower show. food hall. fashion parades. show jumping artd other events. On Monday. an example of the very best breeding will appear in the shape oftlte Princess Royal. See Backlist feature.


I Guided Walk: Bugs Through The Looking Glass Mugdock Country Park. Craigallian Road. Nr Milngavie. (ilasgow. 9566100. 2pm. Free. A trek through some prime-time creepy-crawlie zones.

Mon ay

I Wester llailes Local Forum Wester llailes Education Centre. Murrayburn Drive. Edinburgh. 453 5782. Info; 225 2424 ext 5074. 7.30pm. Free. A regular meeting for residents to discuss arty issue relating to council services. Recommendations are passed on to the appropriate council committee.

Tuesday 20

I Teltord and Orylaw Residents' Meeting Ferryhill Primary School. Groathill Road North. Edinburgh. 332 4244. Info: 225 2424 ext 5074. 7.30pm. Free. Convened to discuss setting up a Local Forum .

Wednesday 21

I Sighthill/Broomhouse Local Forum St Johrt ()gilvie‘s Church. Sighthill Drive. Edinburgh.1nfo:225 2424 ext 5074. 7.30pm. Free. The first residents' meeting irt Sighthill’Broomhouse. See Wester llailes Local Forum above for details.

I Socialist Workers’ Party Public Meeting: China in Revolt- Which Way Forward? Tollcross Contntunity Centre. Fountainbridge. Edinburgh. Info: 667 9486. 7.30pm. Free. The speaker is Chris Bartbery ofthe Party‘s central committee. author of Ireland's Permanent Revolution.

Wednesday 21

I Well Woman Workshop: PMT Well Woman Centre. St Brides Community Centre. ()rwell Terrace. Edinburgh. 337 5543. 7.304).30pm. Anne Cook leads.

Thursday 22

I Well Woman Centre Planning Meeting Well Woman Centre. St Brides Community Centre. ()rwell Terrace. Edinburgh. 337 5543. 9.30am—noon. Free A chartee for women to participate in shaping the centre's future programme.

Wednesday 28

I Aromatherapy Well Woman Centre. St Brides Community Centre. ()rwell Terrace. Edinburgh. 337 5543. 7.30—9.30pm. Free. Bring a towel and learn to relax with healing oils in this session led by Kathleen.

Thursday 29

I Herbal Medicine Well Woman Centre. St Brides Contntunity Centre. ()rwell Terrace. Edinburgh. 337 5543. 9.3(lam—noon. Free. A session led by Zoe Kapernaross.

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