The Ram Jam club Every Saturday. 8—11.30pm. 32. Under-18s alcohol-free disco. playing soul and hip—hop.


I MUSEUM OF CHILDHOOD 42 High Street. Beatrix Potter in Scotland 1 Aug-2 Sept. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Display oforiginal drawings. early books and personal belongings of Beatrix Potter tellingthe story of her stay in Scotland where she met Mrs Tiggywinkle and Jeremy Fisher. Children's competition with prizes.

I THE PEOPLE'S STORY Old Tolbooth. Canongate.

New museum showing the lives of ordinary people in the city from the late 18th century to the present day. See what a 19405' kitchen looked like. or a prison cell. Lots ofevery-day objects on display plus a video presentation. Take your granny along as live exhibit! Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Free.


I FILMHOUSE Lothian Road 228 2688. Saturday matinees. 2pm. All seats£1. Bookable.

Dugsy Malone (U) Musical spoofof gangster movies with all-child cast. 29 Jul. Flight of the Navigator (U) Kidnapped boy returns to earth to find he‘s eight yearsout of date. 5 Aug.


Edinburgh District Council are running summer programmes at various centres; Craigloclthart Sports Centre 443 0101 . Until 11 Aug. For under 10s; 2 hour sessions of outdoor and indoor games each weekday. 10am—noon, 50p per session. Phone for details of badminton. fencing. tennis. for 11-18 year-olds.

Fun with inflatables and play toys at the lollowing baths;

Royal Commonwealth Pool Mon-Fri lOam-noon; 2—4pm.

lnlinnary Street Mon—Fri 10am—noon; 2—4pm; Sat 2—3.40pm.

Dairy Swimming Centre Mon-Fri 2—4pm; Sat lllam—noon.

Glenogle Swimming Centre Mon— Fri Ham—noon; 2—4pm; Sat 10am—12 noon. Warrender Swimming Centre Mon-Fri 10am—noon; 2—3pm; Sat 2-3.40pm. Portobello Swimming Centre Mon—Fri 10am—noon; 2—4pm; Sat 10am—12 noon. Gracemount Leisure Centre 658 1940. 31 Jul—4 Aug. Fencing Coaching, £2.50per course. 1—2pm 10—13 years; 2—3pm 14—16 years. 7—11 Aug, Netball Coaching for under 125. contact centre. Afternoon playschemes with bouncy castle and games running throughout the holidays. 30p per session.

JacIt Kane Centre 669 0404. Roller Disco for under 15s. alternate Sats. 7—9pm. Bring your own skates, 15p.

Meadowbanlt 661 5351. Soft Play Sessions for under 55. daily until 1 1 Aug. 10—11am and 1 lam—12noon. 75p per session. Under 105 Play Sessions daily with qualified leaders. £1. Coaching sessions in Badminton, football. basketball. athletics and tennis for 10—15 year-olds 2—4pm each weekday, £1 per session weekly ticket £4. Tickets for all above can be purchased from Meadowbank.

Royal Commonwealth Pool 667 7211. Diving classes each week day at9. 15am; Judo each week day. 10am—noon and en garde Fencing 10am; 3pm. Phone for details.

Saughton 444 0422. Phone for details in athletics and tennis coaching.

Saturday 5

I AIDS - Learning The Lessons Queen Mother Conference Centre. Royal College of Physicians. 9 Queen Street. Edinburgh. 225 7324. lnfo: 557 3885. 9am-5pm. £20 including lunch and coffee. A one-day conference for those involved in working with 111V and AIDS in Scotland. with guest speakers including Lothian Region‘s Chief Executive Graham Bowie. Scottish AIDS Monitor chairperson Derek Ogg. Dr Robert Covell of Edinburgh and Ruchill Hospitals. Dr Laurence Gruer of Greater Glasgow Health Board. John Pierce. Governorof Edinburgh Prison and Dr Gerard Magill ofthe Ethics Department at St Louis University.


I St Bernard's Well Pump Room Opening Water Of Leith Walkway (below Moray Place) Edinburgh. Info: 225 2424 ext 5125. 2—5pm. Free. A chance to seethe extraordinarily decorative interior ofthe mysterious rotunda which lurks among the trees on the Water Of Leith.

Sunday 30

I Guided Wallt: Family Frolics Mugdock Country Park. Craigallian Road. Nr Milngavie. Glasgow. 956 6100. 2—3.30pm. Free. With quizzes and games for kidsand parents.

I Guided Walk: History ol Cammo Cammo Park, Cammo Road. Barnton. Edinburgh. lnfo: 447 7145. 2pm. Free. Offering a look at the history of what was once a village some miles from Edinburgh.

Thursday 3

I Scotland Yard Adventure Centre Playscheme Children‘s Hut. 26 Hailesland Road. Edinburgh. lnfo:-142 2011557 8199. 10.30am—4pm. Free. but prior booking essential. A playscheme for children with special needs. which is based at Scotland Yard (at the foot ofScotland Street). where an adventure playground has been created for handicapped children. The playscheme has a Red lndian theme and involves crepe paper. totem poles. wigwams and head-dresses individually made for each child. It will tour various venues around Edinburgh. as well as operating at its home base.

Saturday 5 a Sunday 6

I Bear Fair Haylodge Park. Neidpath Castle. Pecbles. lnfo: 0896 830833. 10.30am—6pm. £4 (OA P/U B40 £3; Child £1.50; Child under 5 free). A traditionally styled country fair. with a wide variety of entertainments and activities. See panel and Music and Theatre sections for further details.


I Guided Walk: Hives, Bees and Honey Mugdock Country Park. Craigallian Road. Nr Milngavie. Glasgow. 9566100. l—2.30pm. Free. With the opportunity of seeing inside a real live beehive.

I Lantern Floating For Hiroshima Coalie


Park. Coburg Street. Leith. Edinburgh. lnfo: 556 5404 55-1 6794. 9.30pm. Free. To mark the anniversary of the nuclear bombingof Hiroshima. Stockbridge Campaign For Nuclear Disarmament and Leith Peace Group have organised a ceremony at which lanterns will be floated down the Water Of Leith.


I Maid or The Forth Outing to lnchcolm Island Departs from llawes Pier. South Queensferry. near Edinburgh. Info: 041 2216121.6.30pm(7pm

departure )—9.3()pm. Bring your own picnic. £4.50 (Child £2.50). A 30-minute trip across the Firth of Forth to lnchcolm. with a bar and hopefully a band on board. When there. you can visit the 12th-century Abbey. the bird sanctuary and the seal colony. The trip is organised by the Chartered Society of Designers. and advance bookings will be taken by its treasurer Jo Boyce. at The Design Council. 48 St Vincent Street. Glasgow. G2 5TN.


I Edinburgh Latin America Solidarity Campaign: Regular Meeting 29 Nicolson Square. Edinburgh. 7.30pm. Free. Ten

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years after the Sandinistas occupied Managua. support from around the world continues. as the US-funded contras persist in their attempts to destabilise Central America.


I Discovering the Romans In Scotland: The Work 01 James Curie, Pioneer Archaeologist Lecture Theatre. Royal Museum Of Scotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. Info: 225 7534 ext 219. 2pm. Free. lan Bunyan discusses the great man‘s work as part of a series to complement the Wealth ()fA Nation exhibition currently at the Royal Museum. 1

I James Graham. Master Ouaclt: lnventorOI Sexual Therapy? Lecture Theatre. Royal Museum Of Scotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. Info: 225 7534 ext 219. 7.30pm. Free. A lecture given by Roy Porter ofthe Wellcome Institute forthe History of Medecine. To tie in with the ‘Evolution and Revolution‘ conference organised by the British Society ofthe History of Science and Edinburgh University‘s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities.

Monday 31

I The Collecting Bug: A Miscellany of Scottish Collectors Lecture Theatre. Royal Museum Of Scotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. Info: 225 7534 ext 219. 2pm. Free. Olive Duncan speaks as part ofthe Wealth Of A Nation series.

Wednesday 2

I ‘High Aims And Hobie lmpulses': Sir Joseph Noel Paton. Artist And Collector Lecture Theatre. Royal Museum Of Scotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. Info: 225 7534 ext 219. 2pm. Free. Olive Duncan continues the Wealth OfA Nation series.

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