Cinema 1 £4 (cone until 7pm £1.50). lunchtime programme £1; Cinema 2£3 (conc until 7pm £1.50); Cameo £4 (no cones); second week lunchtime programme £1.50.


25—28 Aug. Purely an industry event —one ofthe most important talking shops in the television year and closed to the public. except for the MacTaggart Lecture. this year given by Rupert Murdoch at the McEwan llall. Bristo Place. at 6pm on the first day of the proceedings. Tickets are available from the Assembly Rooms Box Office. and at the door. costing £5 (£2.50).


11 Aug—2 Sept. Best-attended event ofthe Festival. This is the 40th year ofmilitary bands. and possibly the last chance to see it on the atmospheric Castle esplanade. depending on plans to move it elsewhere. This year it concentrates on Scottish military movements.

I INFORMATION AND BOOKINGS From the Tattoo Office. 22 Market Street. not to be confused with the Festival Office next door. Ring for programme details and postal booking forms. If you want to book in person go to Tattoo Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge. 225 1188 (Mon—Fri 10am—9pm. Sat 10am—10.30pm).


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I The Fringe Club Teviot Row. Bristo Square (226 5257) has lots of free events. and late night cabaret. where performers come to plug their shows. The Doug Anthony Allstars started here! Lots of heckling and atmosphere. Fringe performers get a special deal on membership. Also extra-cost shows ofa high standard. Food available. Open 10am—3am daily. membership season £15. daily £3.50. available there.

I The Festival Club 9— 1 5 Chambers Street. 225 8283. More sedate. serves champagne sorbcts. no heckling. Doubles as a Fringe venue. Some events cost extra. Open 10am—2am daily. membership season £14. daily £2.25 available there.


I Trains Waverley Station. East End of Princes Street. 556 2451. Sleeper reservations 556 5633. Last train to London 6.40pm weekdays. Trains to Glasgow 7.30am. every half-hour until 11. MOn—Sat.

I Planes Regular shuttles run to and from Edinburgh Airport at Turnhouse. 333 1000. For reservations on British Airways flights. call 225 2525.

I Buses Tickets and Info: LRTTicket Centre. Waverley Bridge. 2204111 Mon—Sat 7am—8pm. Sun 8.30am—6.30pm. Weekly season ticket £5.50. Night buses run to most parts of the city after 10pm. Eastern Scottish Buses (Green) Bus Station. St Andrew Square. 556 8464.

I Cycle Hire Central Cycle 1 lire. l3 Lochrin Place . Tollcross. 228 6333. A wide range of bikes starting at £4 per day. Maps and leaflets also available.


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I Taxis Taxi ranks: Waverley Station: Caledonian Hotel. West End. Central Radio Cabs 229 2468. Fifty pence call-out charge. but 24-hour service. Other numbers in Yellow Pages.


I Tourist Iniormation and Accommodation Deslt Waverley Market. They'll help you with all budgets here. though Edinburgh is usually very busy during the Festival.


I Scottish Youth Hostels Association Office: Warrender Park Road. 2298660 for information.

I SYHA Hostel 17 Eglinton Crescent. 337 1120. 216 beds. £4.25 per night forover 21s. Open 7—1 lam and 2pm—-2am.

I SYHA Hostel 7 Bruntsfield Crescent. 447 2994. 170 beds. £4.25 per night forover 21s. Open 7—1 lam and 2pm-2am.

I Independent Hostel Blackfriars Street. 557 3984. £5. Open all day. Open to non-members. but always very busy during Festival time.

Caravan Parks and


I Little France Caravan Park Old Dalkeith Road. 664 4742. Caravans. tents. touring caravans. £6 per night for two people with either caravan or tent. Open 8am—9pm. I Mortonliall Parit Caravan Site Frogston Road East. 664 1533. Caravans and tents £7.50 per night with supplements for electrics and awnings. Open 8am—9pm.

I Kirlnon Farm Campsite Ratho. 333 4511. Caravans £2.50. tents £2 per night. Bus 37 from St Andrew Square bus station.

THE BAIN OF CUCHULAIN Two plays by W.B. Yeats Directed by Rupert Edwards 'BLOOD & MIRE’ PRODUCTIONS

VENUE 98: Tie Toc at Marco's, Marco’s Leisure Centre, 51 Grove Street Price: £4 (£3.50 concs)

Tickets: 228 7898

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I Fordel Caravan Site Lauder Road. Dalkeith (Off A68) 663 3046. Caravans £5; tents £4.


I Abbeymount Filling Station 1 I Montrose Terrace. 661 5593.

I Edinburgh Service Station 69a East London Street. 556 5284.

I Links Service Station Barclay Place. 229 9859.

I Texaco Service Station 187 Slateford Road. 443 4353.


I Lothian and Borders H0 Fettes Avenue. 3113131. Emergency dial 999 (tree) and ask for service you require Fire Brigade. Ambulance or Police.


I Royal Iniirmary at Edinburgh (24 hours) 1 Lauriston Place. 229 2477. and Western General Hospital Crewe Road South. 332


I Waverley Station Waverley Bridge. Seven days. Charge depends on size of luggage. but usually around £1.


66'l‘he List 11—17 August 1989