well-known for its collection of 3/4 million fossil specimens.

Yoruba Textile From Nigeria Until 8 Oct. Traditional textiles made using age-old dyeing techniques, are displayed in an exhibition drawn from a collectionowned by Barbara Disney and Annie Menter, collated in south-west Nigeria in 1985.

I PEOPLE'S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 554 0223. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. Disabled access by arrangement.

An exhibition ofeverything and anything to do with the history of Glasgow.

I RUTHERGLEN MUSEUM King Street, 647 0837. Mon-Sat lOam—Spm. Sun 2—5pm. The Centenary oi the Salvation Army In flutherglen Until 16 July. The exhibition includes costumes photographs banners and trophies from 100 years of the good fight.

I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street (adjacent to Springburn Railway Station). 557 1405. Mon—Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat lOam-4pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Sculpture at Springburn ‘Heritage and Hope Springburn 1989‘, a bronze group by the Edinburgh artist Vincent Butleris standing proud in Atlas Square, and an exhibition describing its making is on show in the museum.

Wont: The Springburn Experience 1840-1988 A long term exhibition looking at 140 years of working conditions and practices at Springburn, focusing on trade unions, tools, women and the wars. Of particular interest to anyone who worked in Glasgow‘s heavy industries or whose family did. If you‘re looking for a nostalgic trip down memory lane or a historical look at the industrial past. this exhibition will stimulate and illuminate.

Springburn Mothers Four women from the Elmvale Primary School Parent Teacher Association got together to create this exhibition which uses family photographs to look back in time over their lives and their relationships with their mothers, grandmothers, children and grandchildren. The pictures provides a rare insight into the lives and experiences of several generations of Springburn women.


I CANONGATE TOLBOOTH Royal Mile, 225 2424. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm, (Sun 2—6pm during the festival). The People's Story The Museum has been established to relate the story of the people of Edinburgh told in their own words and through photographs and re-created tableaux. I EDINBURGH CANAL CENTRE Bridge Inn, 27 Baird Road. Ratho,3331320/1251. Scotland‘s first Canal Centre has recently opened on the Union Canal where you can hire rowing boats and look round the Visitor Centre which displays artefacts from the history of the canal. I ROYAL MUSEUM OF SCOTLAND Chambers Street, 225 7534. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Wealth of a Nation Until 31 Dec. A major exhibition of the wealth, intrinsic and otherwise. that our museums contain. Many of the items are currently poorly housed and part of the reason for the show is to drum up support for the construction of new buildings on Chambers Street. Revolutions in Science Until 10 Oct. A look at the major scientific discoveries ofthe last 200 years with the chance to try out the odd experiment yourself. I SCOTTISH AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM Ingliston. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. Agriculture still plays an important role in Scotland‘s culture and this museum looks at the old trades and skills ofthe countryside. The Sword and the Plough A special exhibition which explores the changes brought by two World Wars and their effect on the communities and the landscape.



Open List will be replaced next issue by a new. expanded section at the back of The List which will coverecology, politics, health, participation

activities and more. Contact Andrew Burnet with details.

Thursday 28 & Saturday 30

I Free Conversions to Lead-Free Fuel AA Depots, 6 Carmeben Road, Easter Queenslie, Glasgow: 10 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh. Info: 083640] 400/0836 401 525. All day. To mark National Lead-Free Petrol Week, the Automobile Association have agreed to adjust members‘ and non-members‘ cars free of charge to run on lead-free petrol.

Until Saturday 30

I Green Home Exhibition Queensway, Burns Statue Square, Ayr. Info: 0292 281 51 1 ext 2221. Thurs, Fri 10am—7pm;Sat 10am—5pm. Free. A chance to view the ideal environmentally friendly home, created by the Women‘s Environmental Network to demonstrate which household products are actually harmless to the environment, and which ones just claim to be. With supporting exhibitions by Friends OfThe Earth, Green Fax and other organizations.

Saturday 30

I Public Meeting: The Environment Town Hall, Ayr. Info: 0292 281511 ext2221. 2—4pm. Arranged by Kyle and Carrick Women‘s Committee and Environmental Services Committee to complement the above event.

Saturday 3O & Sunday 1

I The Scottish Exhibition OlAltemative Medicine Assembly Rooms, George Square, Edinburgh. 226 2428. Info: 0253 723 735. 11am—7pm. £2.50(£1.50). Lectures £1 each. A major exhibition ofall complementary medical services available in Scotland, with over 100 exhibitors, six lectures by leading practitioners and ten free demonstrations of basic holistic techniques. See Back List feature.

Wednesday 11

I Alchemy And its Relationship to Jungian Psychology Body And Soul Bookshop, 52 Hamilton Place, Edinburgh, 226 3066. 7—9pm. Free. ‘Alchemy is. . . a true and solid science that teaches us to know the centre of all things, which in the Divine Language is called the Spirit of Life‘. Teacher and psychotherapist Amy Porter analyses Jung‘s approach to the ancient art ofturnign base metal to gold.


I Guided Wallt: Autumn Woodland Wander Cammo Park, Cammo Road, Edinburgh, 4477145. 2pm. Free. As the evenings start to draw in, the last guided walk ofthe season takes a look at those autumnal golden hues.

POLITICS Saturday 7

I Time To Change Transport And General Workers‘ Union Headquarters, 290 Bath

Street. Glasgow, 332 7321. Info: 0501 42159. 10am—4pm. £2(£ l ). The Labour Campaign for Electoral Reform. in conjunction with other Labour groups, present the case for electing the Scottish Assembly by Proportional Representation at a one-day seminar, at which MPs, MEPs and lcadingtrade unionists will be speaking. There will be plenary sessions 10.30am—noon and 3—4pm, and the remaining time will be given over to workshops.

TALKS Monday 2

I Charms And Amulets Lecture Theatre. Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street. Edinburgh. Info: 225 7534 ext 219. 2pm. Free. Continuing the Wealth OfA Nation season to accompany the Museum’s current exhibition, Hugh Cheape discusses some fo the trinketry on display.

Wednesday 4

I Well Bred: Animal Portraits Lecture Theatre, Royal Museum of Scotland. Chambers Street, Edinburgh. Info: 225 7534 ext 219. 2pm. Free. Further discussion by Hugh Cheape of the exhibits on offer in the Wealth Of A Nation exhibition at the Museum.

Thursday 5

I Vegetation oi Maraca Island Plant House, Royal Botanic Garden, lnverleith Row, Edinburgh. Info: 552 7171 ext 452. 3pm. Free. Dr Jimmy Ratter, who led the ecological survey on a Royal Geographical Society expedition to Maraca in the North Brazilian Amazon discusses the flora he found there.

Starting Thursday 5

I Palestine NALGO Offices, 53 Cochrane Street, Glasgow. Info: 649 1945032 0176. 7pm. Free. The Workers’ Educational Association present a five-week course on Palestine, giving the historical background to the present conflict, peace initiatives and the future.

Friday 6

I Buddhism For The West Glasgow Buddhist Centre, 329 Sauchiehall Street. Glasgow 333 0524. 7.30pm. £2(£1). How applicable are the teachings of the Buddha to people in the West? Dhannachari Sthirajyoti states the case for their universal validity.

Monday 9

I Scottish Silver Lecture Theatre, Royal Museum of Scotland, Chambers Street, Edinburgh. Info: 225 7534 ext 219. 2pm. Final lecture in the Wealth Of A Nation series, with George Dalgleish behind the lectern.

Tuesday 10

I The Bridgegate Trust Collins Gallery, Richmond Street, Glasgow. Info: 248 4013/0292 590 273. 7.30 for 8pm. Eleanor McAllister opens a new season oflectures organized by the Architectural Heritage

Society OfScotland.

IMME— Mondays 2 8r 9

I Fears, Phobias and Anxieties Well Woman Centre for Gorgie/Dalry. 9 Caledonian Place, Edinburgh. 337 5543. 7.30—9.30pm. Free. A support group for all women in Gorgie/Dalry.

Tuesdays 3 & 10

I Menopause Group Well Woman Centre for Gorgie/Dalry. 9 Caledonian Place. Edinburgh, 337 5543. 7.30—9.30pm. Free. A support group for older women in the Gorgie/Dalry area.

Wednesdays 4 & 11

I Cale Chat Well Woman Centre for Gorgie/Dalry, 9 Caledonian Place. Edinburgh, 337 5543. 10am—noon. Free. With library. leaflets. chat and coffee.

OPEN EXTRA Wednesday 27—Friday 6

I It You Let Me: Bamardos Travelling Exhibition Wed 27, Thurs 28 Parliament Square, Edinburgh; Fri 29 Riccarton Campus. Heriot Watt University. Edinburgh; Sun 1 Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, Glasgow; Mon 2, Tue 3 George Square, Glasgow; Wed 4 St Enoch Square. Glasgow; Thurs 5 Glasgow College, Cowcaddens, Glasgow; Fri 6The Forge, Parkhead, Glasgow. lnfo031334 9893/01 551 8308. 9am—5pm. Free. The child-care charity is mounting this exhibition on a 53ft articulated lorry to raise public awareness of the problems facing young people with mental handicaps. and shows how they lose out on jobs. education and housing. Visitors to the exhibition can see videos, see young people‘s stories in words and pictures and, ifdesired. sign the ‘If You Let Me‘ charter.

Starting Sat 7 Oct

I Modem Homes Exhibition Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre. Finnieston. Glasgow. Info: 221 1769. 1—10pm. £1. Everythingthat‘s newin interior decoration and furnishing.


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