1990 was not just Glasgow’s year for the Arts, but saw the whole of Scotland glow with pride at its cultural achievements. The Big Man was the biggest budget movie ever to be made here, and Silent Scream was lauded at Berlin. BBC Scotland produced top-rank television drama, Del Amitri headed for world stardom, and the Traverse, Tron and Citizens’ Theatres all increased their international reputations. Our rugby team won the Grand Slam, our bowling team won the World Championship and our footballers enjoyed a briefjaunt to Italy. What’s next? Andrew Burnet lists some ofScotland‘s significant dates for 1991.


I Points East The adventurous and prestigious season of East European arts continues at Glasgow‘s Third

Eye Centre until Sun 10 Feb.

I EMF (whose initials you should avoid interpreting in front of your granny) grace Edinburgh‘s Calton

Studios with their sprightly brand of i

pop on Fri 25. and Glasgow‘s King Tut’s the following night.

I Revolting Cocks the US-based cow molesters. among whose ranks is former Fini Tribist Chris Connolly, appear at Glasgow College of Building and Printing on Mon 28.

I Killing Joke will be wiping the smile

off our faces at Edinburgh‘s Network

on Mon 28.

I Fairport Convention are still swigging the scrumpy. and can be caught in Scotland at Edinburgh‘s Queen‘s Hall on Thurs 31.


I The Gospels An adaptation of the greatest story ever told is born unto


I Bob Dylan Get yer moothies oot! Bobby Zee's back in town. The world‘s best John Cooper Clarke imitator returns to Scotland on Sat 2 and Sun 3, when he‘ll appear at the SECC.

I Miller’s Crossing The latest film by the brothers Coen (Blood Simple, Raising Arizona) stars Gabriel Byrne and Albert Finney as rival lovers pitched into gang warfare in the prohibition era.

I The Massacre ot Tranent Evening

News theatre critic and playwright of

G'I‘hc List ll -— 2-1Januar} 1991